Monterey, Tennessee, the center seat of the Cumberland Plateau holds special qualities.
Around the beginning of the twentieth century, Monterey was a resort town that boasted seven hotels and drew summer people who came to enjoy the cool temperatures and mountain scenery.
With the invention of the automobile, Monterey became less of a resort town. The hotels closed and the town’s economy became dependent on railroad maintenance, coal mining, and logging.
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.
The red brick Monterey High School building was torn down in early 2013; a new high school is currently under construction where the old building stood.
Gently rolling pastures and meadows equally surrounded by 200-year old hard wood forest with creeks, waterfalls, ancient caves, 100`foot bluff ledges and breath-taking views of the adjoining Mountain vistas and valleys. Enjoy horseback riding, hiking, fishing, 4wheeling, camping or maybe just retirement.
Explore land that hasn’t been exploited since the Cherokee Indians had to leave it in 1838. There is abundants of wild life everywhere you look. These properties are located on top of Cumberland Plateau at 2000-foot elevation. Explore a 2170 acre natural wild life preserves for land owners only. This area is 15 minutes from the town of Cookeville, the #1 most affordable city in the USA, to Retire and Prosper and is rated by the American Chamber of Commerce Research Association in July 2003.
The nearby areas are filled with spectacular waterfalls, enormous lakes and State parks, local airports and a few of the Top ten Hospitals in the nation. We are also within the Golf capital of the Country. Come see for yourself the land that time has forgotten. The land is in middle north Tennessee. It’s a 1.5-hour drive from Nashville or Knoxville just off hwy I-40 in Monterey, Tennessee, 38574. Putnam County.Cumberland Plateau