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Dayton in Rhea County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

McKenzie Law Office

Scopes Trial Trail

 
 
McKenzie Law Office Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 24, 2021
1. McKenzie Law Office Marker
Inscription.  This office is that of James W. McKenzie, grandson of B.G. McKenzie and nephew of J. G. McKenzie, Scopes Trial prosecuting attorneys.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationLaw Enforcement. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1925.
 
Location. 35° 29.726′ N, 85° 0.701′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Tennessee, in Rhea County. Marker is on Market Street (Tennessee Route 378) north of 3rd Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1548 Market Street, Dayton TN 37321, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Scopes Trial (within shouting distance of this marker); W.C. Bailey Boardinghouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Rhea County Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rhea County Veteran's Memorial (about 300 feet away); William Jennings Bryan (about 400 feet away); Site of Rhea County High School (about 700 feet away); John Morgan Furniture (about 700 feet away); Bailey Hardware (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
 
Regarding McKenzie Law Office.
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After 26 years in private practice in Dayton, James W. McKenzie served as a Rhea County judge for 16 years before retiring from the bench in 2014. He died at 76 in January 2021.
 
Also see . . .  Ben G. McKenzie. From "Famous Trials" blog by University of Missouri-Kansas City law professor Douglas O. Linder. (Submitted on July 25, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
McKenzie Law Office Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 24, 2021
2. McKenzie Law Office Marker
McKenzie Law Office building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 24, 2021
3. McKenzie Law Office building
Scopes Trial courtroom scene image. Click for full size.
Tennessee State Library and Archive, July 1925
4. Scopes Trial courtroom scene
Courtroom at the Rhea County Courthouse during the Scopes Trial. Shown are William Jennings Bryan, Ben McKenzie, and Ben's son, Gordon McKenzie.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 25, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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