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The Scopes Trial

 
 
The Scopes Trial - Looking North image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, November 8, 2007
1. The Scopes Trial - Looking North
Inscription. Here, from July 10 to 21, 1925, John Thomas Scopes, a county high school teacher, was tried for teaching that man descended from a lower order of animals, in violation of a lately passed state law. William Jennings Bryan assisted the prosecution; Clarence Darrow, Arthur Garfield Hays and Dudley Field Malone the defense. Scopes was convicted.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2B 23.)
 
Location. 35° 29.7′ N, 85° 0.734′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Tennessee, in Rhea County. Marker is on North Market Street (Tennessee Route 30), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); William Jennings Bryan (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
The Scopes Trial - Looking South image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, November 8, 2007
2. The Scopes Trial - Looking South
(approx. 4.9 miles away); Blythe Ferry (approx. 5.5 miles away); Rhea County / Hamilton County (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Scopes Trial: A Creation and Science History Project. (Submitted on December 8, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.)
2. Scopes Trial from Wikipedia. This marker is mentioned in the article. (Submitted on December 8, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.) 

3. NPR-Timeline: Remembering the Scopes Monkey Trial. (Submitted on December 8, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.)
4. PBS: Scopes Trial (WGPH). Listen to the story of the Scopes trial, as retold in this Paramount and Pathe News film "Greatest Headlines of the Century," produced in 1960. (Submitted on December 8, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.) 

5. American Experience: Monkey Trial. Another PBS site. (Submitted on December 8, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.) 

6. Conservapedia: Scopes Trial. (Submitted on December 8, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.)
7. CNN: Scopes Monkey Trial. An article by Raju Chebium, CNN.com Correspondent, published on July 13, 2000. (Submitted on December 8, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.)
The Scopes Trial image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, November 8, 2007
3. The Scopes Trial
 

8. The Monkey Trial. Pages of fascinating information about the actual Scopes "Monkey Trial." Includes a comparison of the movie, Inherit the Wind. (Submitted on December 8, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.) 
 
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Rhea County Courthouse, Site of the The Scopes Trial image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, November 8, 2007
4. Rhea County Courthouse, Site of the The Scopes Trial
The Scopes Trial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 8, 2012
5. The Scopes Trial Marker
Rhea County Courthouse (HMDB id#54244), William Jennings Bryan statue (HMDB id#4096), and the Rhea County Veteran's Memorial (HMDB id#54246) can be seen in the background.
The Scopes Trial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 8, 2012
6. The Scopes Trial Marker
Looking north on Market Street toward intersection with 3rd Avenue.
 
 
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 1,336 times since then and 56 times this year. Last updated on April 9, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 8, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.   5, 6. submitted on April 9, 2012, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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