In 1817, Crockett moved to Lawrence County Tennessee where he began his political career as a state representative and continued being a part of the militia. While he lived in Lawrence County Tennessee, he established a powder mill, a grist mill, and distillery along the banks of Shoal Creek. Unfortunately theses were all washed away during a flood in 1821. This disaster caused financial struggles and caused David Crockett to move to West Tennessee where he later was elected to Congress. He still continued to fight alongside militiamen against Indian and British forces when it came to the conflicts of the new American territory and settlers trying to gain their rights to the land. Many individuals may remember David Crockett by his famous nickname “King of the Wild Frontier.”
David Crockett later became a State Representatives in Tennessee from 1821-1823. However, when Crockett ran in the 1835 Congressional election and lost, he became discouraged with politics and decided to join arms with Texans for Independence from Mexico. He later died in March 1836 while defending the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas during the Texan Revolution. Many historians and individuals believe David Crockett was one of the last men standing during the Battle of the Alamo.