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Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Chattanooga's First Citizens

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, September 27, 2010
1. Chattanooga's First Citizens Marker
Inscription. In June, 1837 the fifty-three householders living on the two hundred forty acres bounded by Tennessee River. Georgia Avenue, Ninth Street and Cameron Hill elected commissioner to represent them in securing legal title to their individual parcels of land, thus becoming the First Citizens of Chattanooga. Residing in the Northeast Quarter Section were:
COMMISSIONERS
John P Long Aaron M Rawlings George W. Williams
CITIZENS:
Isaac Baldwin George W. Cherry Arsley Cope Samuel H. Davie Thomas Edmondson Joseph Ellis Andrew Evans Samuel Fitzgerald Matthew Frazier E.H. Freeman Charles Griggsby George B. Gwathney Berry Jones John Keeny Thomas W. Munsey Abram Perry Joseph Rice Eliza Russell James Woods Smith Wiley Starling Lewis Webb Samuel Williams Abner Witt
Residing in the Southeast Fractional Section were:
COMMISSIONERS:
Allen Kennedy Albert S. Lenoir Reynolds A. Ramsey
CITIZENS:
John C. Cathey S.S.M. Doak William B. Gilliland Nathan Harris William Hill Matthew Hillsman Benjamin K. Hudgins Carey A. Jones M.W. Legg William Long John T. Mathis Thomas Anipass Moore David G. Perry John A. Porter William G. Sparks William Thraikill
Chattanooga's First Citizens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 27, 2010
2. Chattanooga's First Citizens Marker
William Thurman James W. Tunnell Jane White Matthew Williams Darlen A. Wilds
 
Location. 35° 3.387′ N, 85° 18.681′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from Riverfront Parkway. Touch for map. Located along the Tennessee River on the Riverfront Parkway behind the Tennessee Aquarium and next to Ross's Landing Marker and John Ross Marker. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1790 John Ross 1866 (here, next to this marker); Ross's Landing (within shouting distance of this marker); "Cherokee" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Ross's Landing (about 300 feet away); Trail of Tears (about 400 feet away); Hazen's Raid at Brown's Ferry (about 500 feet away); Headquarters Row (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cameron Hill (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Chattanooga's First Citizens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 27, 2010
3. Chattanooga's First Citizens Marker
Tennessee River image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 27, 2010
4. Tennessee River
Chattanooga's First Citizens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2014
5. Chattanooga's First Citizens Marker
View of the marker, looking north across the Tennessee River.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 733 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 29, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   5. submitted on June 10, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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