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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.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1931.
 
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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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3500 Broad Street, Chattanooga TN 37409, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. 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); St. Elmo World War I Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ochs Highway (approx. 0.4 miles away); Camp Ross (approx. 0.7 miles away); Moore's Brigade (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lookout Mountain (approx. 0.7 miles away); Final Line (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
The Will Cummings Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Judge William Cummings image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse
3. Judge William Cummings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 18, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,970 times since then and 160 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 18, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   3. submitted on July 9, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 17, 2024