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Old 01-23-2007, 08:41 PM
 
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Someone in here once asked about Monterey. It's a small town, a former coal-mining town about 10 miles east of Cookeville and 20 miles west of Crossville. Way back in the good old days it was somewhat of a resort town; trains from Nashville would bring people to Monterey in the summer because of its higher elevation. There used to be a half-dozen hotels in Monterey around the old train station, which has since disappeared. Only one of the old hotels is still there.

Here are the pictures:



This is the Standing Stone monument. Back in the early 1800s travelers across the Cumberland Plateau would come across a giant rock and carve their initials in it. All that's left of that giant rock is this little stone that's now in front of the Monterey library:



Monterey High School:



Downtown Monterey:





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Old 01-24-2007, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow in "OZ "
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Default Pictures of Monterey

Looks very nice.....Plain - boring and just my kinda place!!!!! Great photo's
Thank You for sharing......... And this not a negative post! Just what I'm looking for!! Serious!!
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Old 06-23-2010, 11:26 PM
 
Location: use to live in Germany now in Cookeville
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Yes the pics are very nice should go see it sometime living in Cookeville and havn't even seen Monterey yet.Heared Moddy Pond is suppose to be a nice small town too.
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Old 06-24-2010, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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Looks very nice.....Plain - boring and just my kinda place!!!!!
Thats exacty right Tinman. Plain and boring.


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Yes the pics are very nice should go see it sometime living in Cookeville and havn't even seen Monterey yet.Heared Moddy Pond is suppose to be a nice small town too.

Muddy pond isnt really a town. It is more of a Mennonite community. It is definately worth a visit. You should visit in the fall when they make sorghum. There is also a private lake just down the road if your kids like swimming. They have gone up on the fee tho. I think Cathy charges $4/person now (kids might be less). A little pricy I think.
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:49 PM
 
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Yes the pics are very nice should go see it sometime living in Cookeville and havn't even seen Monterey yet.Heared Moddy Pond is suppose to be a nice small town too.
I love Muddy Pond, but as 2mares said it's not really a town. It's a very rural, religious, agricultural community that's populated by a lot of Mennonites who have their own school, their own churches, their own businesses, and a very popular general store. It's a GREAT place to go if you want to buy the most comfortable rocking chairs in the world (and at half the price that they sell for at Mast in Knoxville), wonderful fruit preserves, Amish cheeses and butter, homemade soaps, quilts, handcrafted furniture and leather goods, and they have a bakery with some delicious cinnamon rolls, breads, and thick, juicy hamburgers at lunch time.

I once took a friend from Belgium to Muddy Pond. He was totally mesmerized by the experience. He said he felt like he was waking into an old encyclopedia of what rural American life was like in the 1800s (except for the electricity and air conditioning).
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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[quote=JMT;14764064]I love Muddy Pond, but as 2mares said it's not really a town. It's a very rural, religious, agricultural community that's populated by a lot of Mennonites who have their own school, their own churches, their own businesses, and a very popular general store. It's a GREAT place to go if you want to buy the most comfortable rocking chairs in the world (and at half the price that they sell for at Mast in Knoxville), wonderful fruit preserves, Amish cheeses and butter, homemade soaps, quilts, handcrafted furniture and leather goods, and they have a bakery with some delicious cinnamon rolls, breads, and thick, juicy hamburgers at lunch time.

I once took a friend from Belgium to Muddy Pond. He was totally mesmerized by the experience. He said he felt like he was waking into an old encyclopedia of what rural American life was like in the 1800s (except for the electricity and air conditioning).[/quote]

I can remember going out there when they still used horse and buggies and the women sold baked goods out of their kitchens.
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Old 06-26-2010, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Hills of TN
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Monterey has a poultry plant. (Love that smell! ;-[] )The employees are mostly Mexicans. Not that that is a bad thing, just sayin'. They of course have to live somewhere, so have taken over most of Monterey. You cannot buy alcohol in Monterey, either, which is probably a good thing. The new Super 8 motel has room rates that belong on a coastline. $80 for night?? Here?? You gotta be kidden'.. If you live in Monterey, you have to go elsewhere for everything.... Getting up the hill from Cookeville or Livingston in the winter is a nightmare.
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