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Jasper in Marion County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Will Cummings Highway

 
 
The Will Cummings Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 2, 2011
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 "Moccasin 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 this topic list: Roads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 35° 4.445′ 
The Will Cummings Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 2, 2011
2. The Will Cummings Highway Marker
Looking east along Street. Other markers and monuments at the courthouse can be seen also. In the far distance near the clock is the 'Betsy Pack' marker (HMDB markerID 1985).
N, 85° 37.554′ W. Marker is in Jasper, Tennessee, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 64/72) and Betsy Pack Drive (U.S. 41), on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Marker is located on the southwest corner of the Marion County courthouse at the junction of US-41 and US-64/72. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jasper TN 37347, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Marion County, Tennessee World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean Conflict / Vietnam Conflict (within shouting distance of this marker); Marion County, Tennessee World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Marion County, Tennessee War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Betsy Pack (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chiaha (approx. 4.2 miles away); Bean-Roulston Graveyard (approx. 4.6 miles away); Love's Ferry (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jasper.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 3, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 503 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 3, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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