Dayton in Rhea County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
William Jennings Bryan
1860 - 1925
Secretary of State
Author and Orator
(On the statue's proper left):
America's Mission 1899
(On the statue's proper right):
The Cross of Gold 1896
Erected 2005 by Friends of Bryan College.
Location. 35° 29.695′ N, 85° 0.761′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Tennessee, in Rhea County. Marker is on N. Market Street (Tennessee Route 27) near 3rd Avenue (Tennessee Route 30), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the "Old" Rhea County Courthouse near the south east entrance of the building. Marker is in this post office area: Dayton TN 37321, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rhea County Veteran's Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Rhea County Courthouse The Scopes Trial (within shouting distance of this marker); Smith’s Crossroads (approx. 0.7 miles away); Old Cornerstone / Smith's Crossroads (approx. 0.7 miles away); Graysville Academy (approx. 4.9 miles away); Blythe Ferry (approx. 5˝ miles away); Rhea County / Hamilton County (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
More about this marker. On the front of the block underneath the statue's proper left hand is inscribed, "Truth and Eloquence, 1891". On the back of this block is inscribed "Rhea County Court House 1891".
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 919 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on April 9, 2012, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 8, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. 7. submitted on April 9, 2012, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.