NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 4, 2012)—Davy—or David—Crockett was "the king of the wild frontier," but his preferred first name is still an open question
He was born "David," signed documents "David" and titled his 1834 autobiography "A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett of the State of Tennessee."
David Crockett State Park was created near Lawrenceburg, Tenn.
A 2005 book by Buddy Levy was titled, "The Real Life Adventures of David Crockett."
David Crockett High School was named in his honor in Washington County.
But there's also a Davy Crockett Lake in Greene County and another near Humboldt.
In Nashville, there’s the Davy Crockett Tower.
The Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park is in Greene County.
The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History & Culture, ever diplomatic, titles his entry "Crockett, David "Davy."
Davy or David, he was clearly a lawmaker and defender at the Alamo.