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Near Elkton in Giles County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

First Section of Tennessee Interstate

 
 
First Section of Tennessee Interstate Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, May 30, 2011
1. First Section of Tennessee Interstate Marker
Inscription.  On November 15, 1958, the first 1.8 mile section of interstate highway in Tennessee was opened to traffic. The section including an interchange is located at Ardmore, Tennessee on the Tennessee side of the state line. It cost $1.3 million to construct. Legislation creating the interstate system was passed on June 29, 1956.
 
Erected 2011 by State of Tennessee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1999.
 
Location. 35° 2.163′ N, 86° 52.71′ W. Marker is near Elkton, Tennessee, in Giles County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 65 at milepost 3,, 1˝ miles north of Old U.S. 31 (U.S. 31) when traveling north. Marker is located near the exit of the State of Tennessee visitor center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ardmore TN 38449, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil War in Tennessee (within shouting distance of this marker); Tennessee AMVETS Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Elkton Bridge (approx. 0.9 miles
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away); John Calvin Brown (approx. 4.6 miles away); Neill S. Brown (approx. 4.6 miles away); Pettusville (approx. 5.4 miles away in Alabama); Alabama Korean War Memorial (approx. 5.7 miles away in Alabama); Vietnam Veterans of America (approx. 5.7 miles away in Alabama). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkton.
 
First Section of Tennessee Interstate Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, May 30, 2011
2. First Section of Tennessee Interstate Marker
Interstate 65 in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 709 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on June 25, 2013, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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