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Jasper in Marion 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, January 2, 2011
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 "Moccasin 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° 4.445′ N, 85° 37.554′ W. Marker is in Jasper, Tennessee, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 64/72) and Betsy Pack Drive (U.S. 41), on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is located on the southwest
The Will Cummings Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 2, 2011
2. The Will Cummings Highway Marker
Looking east along Street. Other markers and monuments at the courthouse can be seen also. In the far distance near the clock is the 'Betsy Pack' marker (HMDB markerID 1985).
corner of the Marion County courthouse at the junction of US-41 and US-64/72. Marker is in this post office area: Jasper TN 37347, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Betsy Pack (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chiaha (approx. 4.2 miles away); Bean-Roulston Graveyard (approx. 4.6 miles away); Love's Ferry (approx. 4.7 miles away); The TVA System of Multipurpose Dams (approx. 4.9 miles away); Nickajack Cave (approx. 5.2 miles away); Hales Bar Dam (approx. 5.4 miles away); Fort McCook (approx. 5.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jasper.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 409 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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