Dayton in Rhea County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Old Cornerstone / Smith's Crossroads
Scopes Trial Trail
In 1832, the tree that marked the corner between John Abel and Robert Cosby was replaced with the stone by this plaque.
On Highway 30 west at the outskirts of Dayton, there is a Trail of Tears sign and a sign for the William J. Bryan Highway, designated as such by the Tennessee legislature in 1937.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 35° 29.217′ N, 85° 1.191′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Tennessee, in Rhea County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and Florida Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 798 Market Street, Dayton TN 37321, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Smith’s Crossroads (within shouting distance of this marker); Bryan College (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rhea County Veteran's Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Rhea County Courthouse (approx. William Jennings Bryan (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Scopes Trial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Graysville Academy (approx. 4.3 miles away); Blythe Ferry (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2012, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 612 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 29, 2012, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.