Dayton in Rhea County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Scopes Trial Trail
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Science & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1929.
Location. 35° 29.471′ N, 85° 0.533′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Tennessee, in Rhea County. Marker is on Cedar Glen Lane north of Chickamauga Drive, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 123 Chickamauga Drive, 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. Bryan College (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Rhea County High School (approx. ¼ mile away); John Morgan Furniture (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bailey Hardware Rhea County Veteran's Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rhea County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Scopes Trial (approx. 0.3 miles away); McKenzie Law Office (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
Regarding Cedar Hill. Thomison was the attending physician at William Jennings Bryan's death. The famed lawyer and politician died five days after helping prosecute John T. Scopes for violating a state law prohibiting the teaching of evolution in public schools. During the trial, Bryan wished for the establishment of a Christian, Bible-centric college in eastern Tennessee. After his death, several trial participants — including the judge — founded such a college and named it in his honor.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 137 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 28, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.