“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Lookout Mountain in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)


Summertown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. E. Smith, December 22, 2007
1. Summertown Marker
Inscription.  Summertown, the first community on Lookout Mountain, was in this general area. The Lookout Mountain Hotel and its cottages were erected here in 1856 by Colonel James A. Whiteside and associates. Guests came up a toll road in carriages which met trains and steamboats in Chattanooga. Confederate and Union troops in turn occupied the hotel in 1863-1864, and Jefferson Davis rested awhile in one of the cottages after release from prison in May, 1867.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2A 57.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1867.
Location. 34° 59.848′ N, 85° 20.637′ W. Marker is in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on East Brow Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lookout Mountain TN 37350, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The University of The South (approx. 0.2 miles away); Spiritualist Camp Ground
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); The Whiteside Turnpike (approx. half a mile away); Sunset Rock (approx. 0.6 miles away); Medal of Honor Heritage Trail (approx. ¾ mile away); Cravens House (approx. ¾ mile away); Soldier Tourists (approx. 0.8 miles away); Civil War Artillery (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lookout Mountain.
Wide view of the Summertown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, June 17, 2014
2. Wide view of the Summertown Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,534 times since then and 228 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 25, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.   2. submitted on June 18, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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