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Monterey in Putnam County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Standing Stone

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2020
1. Standing Stone Marker
Inscription.  In the early 1800s trayelers upon this highway, once part of the historic Walton Road, were mystified by a large stone which stood at this spot. It was believed to have been erected by Indians at some remote date. Because of the intriguing landmark, the first settlers hereabout named the area “Standing Stone.” What remains of the monolith is preserved in a park on the eastern edge of Monterey.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made FeaturesNative AmericansRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 36° 9.118′ N, 85° 16.479′ W. Marker is in Monterey, Tennessee, in Putnam County. Marker is on Woodcliff Road 0.1 miles west of Livingston Highway (Tennessee Highway 84), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 179 Woodcliff Rd, Monterey TN 38574, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stokes' Atrocity (approx. half a mile away); Gen. John T. Wilder (approx. half a mile away); Standing Stone Monument (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named
Standing Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2020
2. Standing Stone Marker
Standing Stone (approx. ¾ mile away); Mount Granger (approx. 6.7 miles away); France Cemetery (approx. 9.4 miles away); Cap't Champ Ferguson (approx. 9.4 miles away); White Plains (approx. 9.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterey.
 
Standing Stone Monument image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2020
3. Standing Stone Monument
Monument is located in Whitaker Park, located at 401 East Commercial Avenue (TN 84) about 3/4 mile east of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 31, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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