Tunnel Hill in Whitfield County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel
The tunnel played a role in one of the
Erected 1992 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 155-36.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
Location. 34° 50.391′ N, 85° 2.52′ W. Marker is in Tunnel Hill, Georgia, in Whitfield County. Marker is on Clisby Austin Drive east of Oak Street, on the left when traveling east. Located at the Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 215 Clisby Austin Drive, Tunnel Hill GA 30755, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clisby Austin House (here, next to this marker); Tunnel Hill (here, next to this marker); Baggage Carts (a few steps from this marker); Tunnel Hill W&A Railroad Depot (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Tunnel Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); The ExcavationCrow Valley (approx. 2.6 miles away); Mill Creek Gap (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tunnel Hill.
Also see . . .
1. The Tunnel Hill Heritage Center. Tours are available through the tunnel. Information can be found on the Heritage Centers website. (Submitted on September 15, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.)
2. Wikipedia entry for the Great Locomotive Chase. (Submitted on October 11, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.)
3. Photograph of tunnel through Chetoogeta Mountain, Tunnel Hill, Whitfield County, Georgia, ca. 1905. The tunnel was cut through Chetoogeta Mountain as part of the construction of the Western & Atlantic Railroad which ran from Atlanta to Chattanooga, Tenn. The first train of cars passed through it in 1850. During the Civil War the two locomotives involved in Andrew's Raid passed through the tunnel. The tunnel is no longer in use.
From the Vanishing Georgia website, hosted by the Georgia Division of Archives and History, Office of Secretary of State. (Submitted on February 20, 2009, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.)
1. Error in Tunnel Length
Should note that there is an error, which we
— Submitted May 13, 2010, by Steve Hall of Rocky face, Georgia.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. This page has been viewed 3,129 times since then. Last updated on May 11, 2010, by Steve Hall of Rocky face, Georgia. Photos: 1. submitted on September 15, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. 2, 3. submitted on November 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 15, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. 8. submitted on November 14, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.