Marker showing border for water now missing

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - A controversial 200-year-old survey marker detailing the border between two states - and water rights to the Tennessee River - is missing.

The Camak Stone, a slightly off-the-mark surveyor's stone at the confluence of the Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama borders, isn't where it is supposed to be.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that a volunteer for nearby State Line Cemetery, Freddie McCulley, noticed the stone was gone after discovering some vandalism at the cemetery.

A surveyor placed the Camak Stone in 1826 at what he thought was the 35th parallel marking the border between Tennessee and Georgia. The marker has become a source of controversy between the two states in a battle for water rights in the Tennessee River.

Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com

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