Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Old Cornerstone / Smith's Crossroads ~ Scopes Trial Trail

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Location: 798 Market Street, Dayton TN
County: Rhea
Coordinates: N 35° 29.217    W 085° 1.191
  35.48695    -85.01985
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None


Old Cornerstone

In 1832, the tree that marked the corner between John Abel and Robert Cosby was replaced with the stone by this plaque.

Smith's Crossroads

On Highway 30 west at the outskirts of Dayton, there is a Trail of Tears sign and a sign for the William J. Bryan Highway, designated as such by the Tennessee legislature in 1937.