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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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1908.
 
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. This marker is located at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel, on the grounds of the Chattanooga Choo Choo Terminal. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1400 Market Street, Chattanooga TN 37402, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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
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."
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(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Chattanooga Choo-Choo (within shouting distance of this marker); Terminal Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Dedication of Rose Garden to all Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker); A point in the 2D Line of Works (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Post Office (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
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 was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 11, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 386 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 11, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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