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