Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Standing Stone Monument



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Location: 401 E Commercial Ave, Monterey, TN
County: Putnam
Coordinates: N 36° 8.677    W 085° 15.875
  36.14461666    -85.26458333
Waymark: None
 



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Standing Stone Monument


The Standing Stone was a 13-foot (4.0 m)-tall rock that once stood upright on a sandstone ledge in the area. It was the legendary boundary between Cherokee and Shawnee territory and marked the Cherokee Tallonteeskee Trail. The 8-foot (2.4 m) remnant of this stone is preserved in Monterey, where a Standing Stone Celebration of Native American Heritage is held each October.