Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Standing Stone

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Location: on Woodcliff Rd north of Livingston Hwy/W Commercial Ave., Monterey, TN
County: Putnam
Coordinates: N 36° 09.122    W 085° 16.478
  36.15203333    -85.27463333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1Q7F


In the early 1800s travelers upon this highway, once a part of the historic Walton Road, were mystifiend 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 intriguing landmark, the first settlers here-about named the area "Standing Stone". What remains of the monolith is preserved in a park on the eastern edge of Monterey.