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Near Halls in Lauderdale County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Key Corner

 
 
Key Corner Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 1, 2010
1. Key Corner Marker
Inscription.  About 4 miles west on Forked Deer River, Henry Rutherford, North Carolina surveyor, chose a spot as the point of origin for his surveys of the Western District in 1785. To identify the "key corner" he carved his initials and surveyor's mark on a leaning sycamore tree there. He returned in 1819 and established a settlement also called Key Corner. He died in 1847 and is buried in the family burial plot east of that point.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 14.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1785.
 
Location. 35° 55.046′ N, 89° 25.118′ W. Marker is near Halls, Tennessee, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 51) and Mill Creek Road, on the right when traveling south on Jefferson Davis Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Halls TN 38040, 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. Dyersburg Army Airfield (approx. 1.1 miles away);
Key Corner Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 1, 2010
2. Key Corner Marker
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Dyer County / Lauderdale County (approx. 2.1 miles away); Mrs. Rosa M. Parks (approx. 6.3 miles away); William Nash (approx. 6.3 miles away); Dyer County in the War (approx. 8.2 miles away); Otho French Strahl (approx. 8.2 miles away); First United Methodist Church, Dyersburg (approx. 8.3 miles away); Thomas Conyers, Sr. (approx. 9.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Halls.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 811 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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May. 26, 2022