City of Monterey

History  The first known fact is that Monterey was originally called Standing Stone, TN.  The second is that not long after the establishment of the town, it became known for its resort hotels.   The third and most surprising was that some of my ancestors were connected with one of the hotels.  Permission was graciously given to me to use information from the book, and the following is a look back at the hotels that once had a very thriving business in the small town once known as Standing Stone, TN. 

Location 92 miles east of Nashville 85 miles west of Knoxville On Interstate 40

Population 2,962

Elevation 1875’ above sea level

Area 3 square miles

Government Mayor JJ Reels, (931) 839-3770

Public Safety Fire Dept.: (931) 839-2323 / Police Dept.: (931) 839-2323

Utilities Water: City of Monterey, (931) 839-3339 / Electric: Volunteer Energy Cooperative, (931) 839-2217 / Gas: Middle Tennessee Natural Gas Utility District, (931) 836-2825

*Information courtesy of Cookeville THE TOWN OF MONTEREY, TN