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Rhea County Tennessee – Historical Markers

Tennessee (Rhea County), Dayton — Old Cornerstone / Smith's CrossroadsScopes Trial Trail
Old Cornerstone In 1832, the tree that marked the corner between John Abel and Robert Cosby was replaced with the stone by this plaque. Smith's Crossroads On Highway 30 west at the outskirts of Dayton, there is a Trail of Tears . . . — Map (db m55805) HM
Tennessee (Rhea County), Dayton — Rhea County Courthouse
(left brick column near sidewalk) Rhea County Courthouse 1891 Site of Scopes Evolution Trial 1925 National Historic Landmark 1977 (right brick column near sidewalk) Scopes Evolution Trial . . . — Map (db m82313) HM
Tennessee (Rhea County), Dayton — Rhea County Veteran's Memorial
In honor of the gallant men and women of Rhea County who participated in the struggle to keep American mighty and free WORLD WAR II (left plaque) U.S. Army Allen, Glen C. • Atkins, William M. • Baker, John C. • . . . — Map (db m54246) WM
Tennessee (Rhea County), Dayton — 2B 28 — Smith’s Crossroads
Named for pioneer settler William Smith, a New England teacher and merchant, who settled here in 1820, it was the junction of the Kiuka War Trace (later Black Fox Trail) to the Cumberland and the main north-south Indian trail to the Great Lakes. . . . — Map (db m4053) HM
Tennessee (Rhea County), Dayton — 2B 23 — The Scopes Trial
Here, from July 10 to 21, 1925, John Thomas Scopes, a county high school teacher, was tried for teaching that man descended from a lower order of animals, in violation of a lately passed state law. William Jennings Bryan assisted the prosecution; . . . — Map (db m82314) HM
Tennessee (Rhea County), Dayton — William Jennings Bryan
(Marker front): William Jennings Bryan 1860 - 1925 Presidential Nominee Secretary of State Congressman Christian Statesman Author and Orator (On the statue's proper left): "Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a . . . — Map (db m54243) HM
Tennessee (Rhea County), Grandview — 2B 24 — Grandview Normal Institute
Founded 1884 by the American Missionary Assoc., this school prepared students from the hill country of East Tenn. for college entrance, Christian works, or teaching in elementary schools. Improved public schools caused Grandview to close its doors . . . — Map (db m69233) HM
Tennessee (Rhea County), Graysville — Graysville Academy
On this site was founded Graysville Academy by a group of Seventh-day Adventists who were organized as a church on Sept. 8, 1888. Recognizing the need for training young people in order that the work of the church in the South could be expanded, a . . . — Map (db m26018) HM
Tennessee (Rhea County), Graysville — 2B16 — Rhea County / Hamilton County
Rhea County Established 1807; named in honor of John Rhea Revolutionary veteran, who fought at King's Mountain. Delegate to the North Carolina Convention which ratified the U.S. Constitution; member of the Tennessee Constitutional . . . — Map (db m26017) HM
Tennessee (Rhea County), Spring City — The Rhea County SpartansWomen's Cavalry
Walden’s Ridge, directly ahead, was a natural obstacle to east-west military movements during the war. In 1862–1863, Confederate authorities ordered three Rhea County cavalry companies to patrol the passes there between Emory Gap (north) and . . . — Map (db m69235) HM

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