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Dayton in Rhea County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Old Cornerstone / Smith's Crossroads

Scopes Trial Trail

 
 
Old Cornerstone / Scopes Trial Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 27, 2012
1. Old Cornerstone / Scopes Trial Trail Marker
Inscription.
Old Cornerstone

In 1832, the tree that marked the corner between John Abel and Robert Cosby was replaced with the stone by this plaque.

Smith's Crossroads

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.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Smith’s Crossroads ( within shouting distance of this marker); Rhea County Veteran's Memorial ( approx. 0.7 miles away); Rhea County Courthouse ( approx. 0.7 miles away); 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); Rhea County / Hamilton County ( approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
 
Related markers.
Marker and the Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 27, 2012
2. Marker and the Cornerstone
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
Old Cornerstone / Scopes Trial Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 27, 2012
3. Old Cornerstone / Scopes Trial Trail Marker
Marker seen in the distance. Robinson Company sign is at the entrance to the park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2012, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 525 times since then and 40 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.
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