Key Corner

Key Corner (HMOJP)

Location: Halls, TN 38040 Lauderdale County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 55.046', W 89° 25.118'

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About 4 miles west on Forked Deer River, Henry Rutherford, North Carolina surveyor, chose a spot as the point of origin for his surveys of the Western District in 1785. To identify the "key corner" he carved his initials and surveyor's mark on a leaning sycamore tree there. He returned in 1819 and established a settlement also called Key Corner. He died in 1847 and is buried in the family burial plot east of that point.
Marker Number4E 14
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 9:58am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 281766 N 3977493
Decimal Degrees35.91743333, -89.41863333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 55.046', W 89° 25.118'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 55' 2.76" N, 89° 25' 7.08" W
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Area Code(s)731
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2265-2547 Mill Creek Rd, Halls TN 38040, US
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