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

The Chattanooga Choo-Choo

 
 
The Chattanooga Choo-Choo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
1. The Chattanooga Choo-Choo Marker
Inscription. It was on March 5, 1880, that the first passenger train leaving Cincinnati for Chattanooga was nicknamed the "Chattanooga Choo-Choo".
This historical occasion opened the first major link in public transportation from the North to the South. The "Choo-Choo" was operated by the Cincinnati Southern Railroad, America's first municipal railway system.
 
Location. 35° 2.233′ N, 85° 18.387′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from Market Street (Tennessee Route 8) north of East 14th Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. This marker is located at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel, on the grounds of the Chattanooga Choo Choo Terminal. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1400 Market Street, Chattanooga TN 37402, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chattanooga's Railroads (within shouting distance of this marker); Chattanooga, a City of Historical Significance (within shouting distance of this marker); Military History of Chattanooga (within shouting distance of this marker); Terminal Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Dedication of Rose Garden to all Veterans
The Chattanooga Choo-Choo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
2. The Chattanooga Choo-Choo Marker
View of the marker situated at the end of the terminal railroad tracks, and in front of the "Chattanooga Choo-Choo."
(within shouting distance of this marker); The 2d Line of Works (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Point in the 2d Line of Works (approx. half a mile away); Martin Hotel (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
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The Chattanooga Choo-Choo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
3. The Chattanooga Choo-Choo Marker
Another view of the marker, from the side, looking along the tracks at the length of the "Chattanooga Choo-Choo."
The Chattanooga Choo-Choo image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
4. The Chattanooga Choo-Choo
Side view of the "Chattanooga Choo-Choo."
The Chattanooga Choo-Choo Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
5. The Chattanooga Choo-Choo Hotel
This marker is located on the grounds of the Chattanooga Choo-Choo Hotel.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 225 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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