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Woodbury in Cannon County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Highway 70S Mile Marker Stone

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 17, 2020
1. Highway 70S Mile Marker Stone Marker
Inscription.  This stone was erected and used as a mile marker during the 1800's for what is now U. S. Highway 70S. Before the settlement of Europeans to this area, the route was known as the Black Fox Trail by Native Americans. During the 1800's the road was known as the Broadway of America and later became known as the Woodbury-Murfreesboro Turnpike. The stone mile marker was originally located about 5½ miles west of Woodbury and ½ mile north of the present day Highway 70S. During construction of the present courthouse in 1935-1936, the mile marker was located and moved to the courthouse grounds by historian Sterling Brown. The stone was placed at it's present location of prominence in 2011 as part of the courthouse square revitalization project by county executive, Mike Gannon.
 
Erected 2011.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 2011.
 
Location. 35° 49.702′ N, 86° 4.244′ W. Marker is in Woodbury, Tennessee, in Cannon County. Marker is on West Water Street east of North Tatum Street
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 17, 2020
2. Highway 70S Mile Marker Stone Marker
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, on the right when traveling east. Marker is on the north side of the courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 W Main St, Woodbury TN 37190, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Industry (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I-II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); East Fork Stone's River (within shouting distance of this marker); Woodbury in the Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); Forrest Rested Here (approx. ¾ mile away); The Trail of Tears (approx. ¾ mile away); Cannon County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away); "Mister Jim" Cummings (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodbury.
 
Highway 70S Mile Marker Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 17, 2020
3. Highway 70S Mile Marker Stone Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 25, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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