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Near Franklin in Simpson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Triangular Jog

 
 
Triangular Jog Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
1. Triangular Jog Marker
Inscription. The Simpson County jog in Kentucky-Tennessee boundary was error of Dr. Thomas Walker's 1780 survey party. Luke Munsell and James Bright resurveyed region fifty years later, but the controversy continued until survey by Austin P. Cox and Benjamin Peebles in 1858-1859. This stone-marked line set official boundary between the two states and ended an 80-yr. dispute.
 
Erected 1989 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1850.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 38.016′ N, 86° 33.816′ W. Marker is near Franklin, Kentucky, in Simpson County. Marker is at the intersection of Nashville Road (U.S. 31W) and Tennessee Route 259, on the right when traveling north on Nashville Road. Touch for map. Marker has been moved a few yards south of its original location after some landscaping and curbing that has been done. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6110 US 31 West, Franklin KY 42134, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil War in Tennessee (approx. 0.6 miles away in Tennessee); Replica of Stone #38 (approx.
The view south on the Nashville Road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
2. The view south on the Nashville Road.
mile away); Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial (approx. mile away); Duval-Groves House (approx. 1.1 miles away in Tennessee); Fort Smith (approx. 1 miles away in Tennessee); Birthplace of T.O. Chisholm / Noted Hymn Writer (1866-1960) (approx. 2.4 miles away); "Riding into The Sunset" (approx. 2.4 miles away); "Drive-Time" (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Categories. Exploration
 
View across state line at market in Tennessee. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
3. View across state line at market in Tennessee.
Tennessee Marker 3B 19 no longer visible on corner of market.
Tennessee border marker 3B 19 still there in 2013. image. Click for full size.
By Google Street View
4. Tennessee border marker 3B 19 still there in 2013.
View of marker in Kentucky looking north from Tennessee. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 17, 2015
5. View of marker in Kentucky looking north from Tennessee.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 15, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 352 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 15, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   4. submitted on May 17, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   5. submitted on May 15, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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