Standing Stone - 2D57 - Monterey, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ggmorton
N 36° 08.669 W 085° 15.871
16S E 656137 N 4001369
Quick Description: A THC marker in Monterey discussing the remains of the mysterious monolith known as the "Standing Stone".
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 10/18/2020 9:44:58 AM
Waymark Code: WM139CD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Titansfan
Views: 3

Long Description:
"A mysterious sandstone monolith of unknown origin stood just west of Monterey. According to local tradition, the structure resembled the shape of a large dog, which faced west over the edge of the Cumberland Plateau. Captain William Walton, builder of Walton Road, referred to the monolith as the "Standing Stone." What remains of the stone was removed to Monterey's Whitaker Park in 1895.
Tennessee Histoical Commission"
Reference: Marker text
Marker Name: Standing Stone

Marker Location: City

Type of Marker: Monument

Marker Number: 2D57

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Tennessee Historical Commission

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