Historic Markers Across Tennessee

First Section of Tennessee Interstate

Marker ID:  
Location: In a rest stop on I-65 at milepost 3, Ardmore, TN
County: Giles
Coordinates: N 35° 2.155    W 086° 52.705
  35.03591666    -86.87841666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2EPR


On November 15, 1958, the first 1.8 mile section of interstate highway in Tennessee was opened to traffic. The section including an interchange is located at Ardmore, Tennessee on the Tennessee side of the state line. It cost $1.3 million to construct. Legislation creating the interstate system was passed on June 29, 1956.

2011 by State of Tennessee.