Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Clear Lake

Marker ID: THC 4A 16
Location: 2 Old Paris Road, at the intersection with State Route 22, Mc Kenzie, TN
County: Carroll
Coordinates: N 36° 8.486    W 088° 29.279
  36.14143333    -88.48798333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM13DR


About 3 miles SE, the lake was discovered in 1785 by Henry Rutherford, who surveyed the majority of west Tennessee. It was orginally named Boyd's Lake, for the Rev. Adam Boyd, chaplin of the North Carolina Regiment in the Revolution, who later held extens