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Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Chattanooga's First School

 
 
Chattanooga's First School Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, December 23, 2007
1. Chattanooga's First School Marker
Inscription. In 1835 a log structure near the corner of Fifth and Lookout Sts, served this area as schoolhouse, church, and community center. Community leaders met here in 1838 and selected "Chattanooga" as the name for the Future city.

The official act was passed by the Tennessee General Assembly on Dec. 20, 1839.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2A 76.)
 
Location. 35° 3.058′ N, 85° 18.381′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of Lookout Street and East Fifth Street, on the right when traveling north on Lookout Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Sherman (here, next to this marker); Swaim's Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); General Bragg's Headquarters (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Wagner's Headquarters (about 600 feet away); Point in the Line of Fort Sherman (approx. 0.2 miles away); Military History of Chattanooga
Chattanooga's First School Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, December 23, 2007
2. Chattanooga's First School Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Chattanooga Daily Rebel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abby Crawford Milton (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Categories. EducationSettlements & Settlers
 
Chattanooga's First School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 5, 2014
3. Chattanooga's First School Marker
View of the historical marker at the southeast corner of the intersection.
Chattanooga's First School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 5, 2014
4. Chattanooga's First School Marker
View of the historical marker in front of the northwest corner of the Bethlehem - Wiley Church, in downtown Chattanooga.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,048 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.   3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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