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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Monterey, Tennessee

 
Clickable Map of Putnam County, Tennessee and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Putnam County, TN (32) Cumberland County, TN (24) DeKalb County, TN (15) Fentress County, TN (11) Jackson County, TN (16) Overton County, TN (17) Smith County, TN (15) White County, TN (23)  PutnamCounty(32) Putnam County (32)  CumberlandCounty(24) Cumberland County (24)  DeKalbCounty(15) DeKalb County (15)  FentressCounty(11) Fentress County (11)  JacksonCounty(16) Jackson County (16)  OvertonCounty(17) Overton County (17)  SmithCounty(15) Smith County (15)  WhiteCounty(23) White County (23)
Location of Monterey, Tennessee
    Putnam County (32)
    Cumberland County (24)
    DeKalb County (15)
    Fentress County (11)
    Jackson County (16)
    Overton County (17)
    Smith County (15)
    White County (23)
 
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1Tennessee (Putnam County), Monterey — Gen. John T. WilderEast Tennessee Railroads and Bridges
Born in New York's Catskill Mountains, Union general and postwar Tennessee industralist John T. Wilder joined the 17th Indian Volunteers when the Civil War began. Wilder and his 17thh Indian Mounted Infantry (nickname "Wilder's Lighting Brigade") . . . — Map (db m99010) HM
2Tennessee (Putnam County), Monterey — Standing Stone
In the early 1800s trayelers upon this highway, once part of the historic Walton Road, were mystified by a large stone which stood at this spot. It was believed to have been erected by Indians at some remote date. Because of the . . . — Map (db m150743) HM
3Tennessee (Putnam County), Monterey — 2D 57 — Standing Stone
A mysterious sandstone monolith of unknown origin stood just west of Monterey. According to local tradition, the structure resembled the shape of a large dog, which faced west over the edge of the Cumberland Plateau. Captain William Walton, builder . . . — Map (db m150751) HM
4Tennessee (Putnam County), Monterey — Standing Stone Monument
The sandstone rock atop this lighthouse-shaped pedestal is the only known remaining fragment of the 16-ft dog-shaped monolith that stood for centuries ½ mile to the west, marking an area of peace for the American Indians who travelled and . . . — Map (db m99000)
5Tennessee (Putnam County), Monterey — 2D 45 — Stokes' Atrocity
(side 1) Four miles north of this site, the atrocity occurred during the War Between the States. On March 12, 1864, Federal Col. William B. Stokes and approximately 200 soldiers of the 5th Tenn. Volunteer Cavalry (Union) surrounded the . . . — Map (db m98997) HM
 
 
 
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