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

Old Cumberland Hotel / Saint Raphael Mission

 
 
Old Cumberland Hotel / Saint Raphael Mission Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 25, 2021
1. Old Cumberland Hotel / Saint Raphael Mission Marker
Inscription.  After the railroad reached Monterey in 1893, the town became a noted summer resort. The Cumberland, one of several hotels, stood here. The Episcopal Church operated a mission at this site, 1914-43. At the peak of the Institute's activity under the Rev. and Mrs. Alexander C. Killeffer and staff it provided hospital care, clothing, religious training, and a scouting program.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkChurches & ReligionIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1914.
 
Location. 36° 9.127′ N, 85° 16.152′ W. Marker is in Monterey, Tennessee, in Putnam County. Marker is at the intersection of West Cleveland Avenue and Oak Street, on the right when traveling west on West Cleveland Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 128 Oak Street, 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. Standing Stone (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stokes' Atrocity (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gen. John T. Wilder (approx. 0.4 miles away); Standing Stone Monument
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Standing Stone (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mount Granger (approx. 6.9 miles away); France Cemetery (approx. 9˝ miles away); Cap't Champ Ferguson (approx. 9˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterey.
 
Regarding Old Cumberland Hotel / Saint Raphael Mission. According to Standing Stone, Tenn.: Monterey Early History by John Roy Dillard, the Cumberland Hotel was originally named the Ramsey Hotel after its builder, Tilbert Ramsey. It initially had 30 rooms but expanded to 110 rooms at its peak. Under new management in 1902, it reopened as the Cumberland and continued to host tourists arriving by train. The hotel's fortunes declined as the popularity of automobiles increased, and it was sold to the Episcopal Church for use as a seminary in 1914. The building was destroyed in a 1916 fire that killed a seminary student.
 
Old Cumberland Hotel / Saint Raphael Mission Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 25, 2021
2. Old Cumberland Hotel / Saint Raphael Mission Marker
Looking northeast on Oak Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 27, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 339 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 27, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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