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

The Will Cummings Highway

 
 
The Will Cummings Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, March 17, 2010
1. The Will Cummings Highway Marker
Inscription. In recognition of the rare vision, the indomitable courage and capacity of achievement of Will Cummings, county judge of Hamilton County, the pioneer of permanent road building and public improvements in east Tennessee and the Chattanooga district, the 1931 session of the state legislature of Tennessee by joint resolution designated this highway "The Will Cummings Highway."

Here is one of the most picturesque highways of the state. It extends from Chattanooga to Jasper; passes under the historic point of Lookout Mountain (the site of the "Battle Above the Clouds"); above the famous "Mocassin Bend"; winds through Wauhatchie Valley and skirts the beautiful Tennessee River. Every foot of this scenic route was bitterly contested and fought for by the Federal and Confederate armies during the "War Between the States."

This marker is erected by grateful citizens in appreciation of the services rendered Hamilton County and this section of the state by Judge Will Cummings.
 
Location. 35° 0.83′ N, 85° 19.639′ W. Marker is near Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street and St Elmo Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Broad Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3500 Broad Street, Chattanooga TN 37409, United States of America.
 
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The Will Cummings Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, March 17, 2010
2. The Will Cummings Highway Marker
This is the marker and a view of Cummings Highway/Broad Street on the right passing under the railroad. Road is also signed as US Highways 11/41/64/72 in this area.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cross Roads (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel Ross (approx. 0.3 miles away); Camp Ross (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lookout Mountain (approx. 0.7 miles away); Final Line (approx. mile away); Stevenson's Division (approx. mile away); Chattanooga Creek Picket Lines (approx. mile away); Pettus' Brigade (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,008 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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