Lookout Mountain in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
At that time the part of the mountain now known as Point Park was in private possession and visitors were charged admission. The property owners also had a contract with a Chattanooga livery company, and required that anyone wishing entrance to the point ride up the mountain from Chattanooga by this specified company. To make certain that visitors complied, shotgun wielding guards reportedly patrolled a barbed wire fence, which was erected near the present park entrance gate and stone wall.
Both the entrance requirements and the hotel were, however, short-lived. In 1898 the point of Lookout Mountain became a part of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, and about 1910 the Point Hotel was destroyed.
Erected by the National Park Service.
Location. 35° 0.768′ N, 85° 20.625′ W. Marker is in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from Point Park Road north of East Brow Road. Click for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 29th Pennsylvania Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Tennessee River and Moccasin Bend (a few steps from this marker); 111th Pennsylvania Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Cobham's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Battle Above the Clouds (a few steps from this marker); Chattanooga and Missionary Ridge (a few steps from this marker); Union Occupation of the Summit (within shouting distance of this marker); Lookout Valley and Browns Ferry (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Lookout Mountain.
More about this marker. This historical marker is located between Point Park on the top of Lookout Mountain and the Cravens House about midway on the slopes of Lookout Mountain. To get to this historical marker requires walking from either Point Park, down a series of aluminum steps, and the marker is very near the base of the steps, or walking up a trail, up the slopes of Lookout Mountain, from the Cravens
Because I am in my sixties, and have two bad knees, I chose to use the steps, walking down and then back up from Point Park.
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