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

Point Park

 
 
Point Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
1. Point Park Marker
Inscription.
Ahead are some of
Lookout Mountain's
finest views


The walkway beginning here leads through Point Park to historic Point Lookout, the northern most promontory of Lookout Mountain. The distance to Point Lookout is 1/4 mile, and the walking time is about 5 minutes.

The trail to Point Lookout ends at the Ochs Overlook and Museum, a stone structure perched atop the rocky cliffs. Here there are panoramic views of Chattanooga and the Tennessee River 1,300 feet below.

Point Park preserves strategic high ground captured by Union soldiers during the Battle of Lookout Mountain in 1863. Today it is part of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. The New York Peace Monument, the centerpiece of the Park, symbolizes the reconciliation of North and South.

Additional information is available at the Park visitor center across the street behind you. Exhibited there is James Walker's original 30-foot-long painting of the Battle of Lookout Mountain.

[Map caption]:

Point Park offers several fine vistas of Chattanooga and the surrounding area. There are hazardous dropoffs in the area, so please use caution and stay on walks and trails.

Overlooks in the upper part of Point Park are accessible to visitors in wheelchairs
Point Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
2. Point Park Marker
View looking north of the historic maker (marker on left) situated along the walkway that leads to the Corput's Georgia Battery position,on one of the "overlooks," on the northern crest of Lookout Mountain.
via the walk to your right. The trail to the Ochs Overlook has stairs and steep sections and is not accessible to wheelchairs.

[Picture Caption]:

The Ochs Memorial Overlook shortly after it was built in 1940. The overlook is located at Point Lookout, a 5-minute walk from here.

[Picture Caption]:

The entrance gate to Point Park under construction in 1904. This impressive structure - located just behind you - was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The design is based on the "castle" insignia of the Corps.
 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park.
 
Location. 35° 0.602′ N, 85° 20.626′ W. Marker is in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Point Park Road and East Brow Road. Touch for map. This historical marker is located at Point Park, on the northern crest of Lookout Mountain, in a portion of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. It is located just beyond the walk through entrance to Point Park and situated along a walkway that leads to Corput's Georgia Battery. Marker is in this post office area: Lookout Mountain TN 37350, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker.
Point Park Map image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
3. Point Park Map
Close-up view of the map on the marker.
The Battles for Chattanooga (here, next to this marker); Stevenson's Division (a few steps from this marker); Occupation of the Summit of Lookout (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Casualties (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Casualties (within shouting distance of this marker); 96th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Corput's Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Forces – Battle of Lookout (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lookout Mountain.
 
Also see . . .
1. Chickamauga & Chattanooga, National Military Park. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service. (Submitted on August 18, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields. This is a link to information provided by the "Trip Advisor" web site. (Submitted on August 18, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Point Park. This is a link to information provided by the "North Georgia" web site. (Submitted on August 18, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. Images for point park lookout mountain. This is a link to images of Point Park provided by Google. (Submitted on August 18, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

5. Images for umbrella Rock Tennessee. This is a link to images of Umbrella Rock provided by Google. (Submitted on August 18, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Point Park "Overlook" image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
4. Point Park "Overlook"
View from the walkway, looking east, of the first "overlook" seen on the map, the one where Corput's Georgia Battery was positioned.
Point Park "Overlook" image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2012
5. Point Park "Overlook"
View from the "overlook" at the Corput's Georgia Battery position.
Point Park Ochs "Overlook" image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
6. Point Park Ochs "Overlook"
View of the trail to the Ochs Overlook.
Point Park Ochs Museum image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
7. Point Park Ochs Museum
Interior view of the Ochs Museum.
Point Park Ochs Museum image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
8. Point Park Ochs Museum
Interior view of Ochs Museum, including a large, civil war era, photograph of nearby "Umbrella Rock."
Point Park's Umbrella Rock image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
9. Point Park's Umbrella Rock
View of the famous "Umbrella Rock" which is situated on the crest of the "Ochs Overlook."
Point Park's New York Peace Monument image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2012
10. Point Park's New York Peace Monument
View of the New York Peace Monument, which, according to what is stated on the historic marker, "The New York Peace Monument, the centerpiece of the Park, symbolizes the reconciliation of North and South."
Point Park Entrance Gate image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
11. Point Park Entrance Gate
View of the Point Park entrance gate, which is shown when it was being built back in 1904 on the historic marker.
Point Park Souvenir Shop and Entrance image. Click for full size.
By W.M. Cline, Co., circa 1930
12. Point Park Souvenir Shop and Entrance
From Point Lookout magnificent panorama views may be had of the famous Tennessee Valley, the City of Chattanooga, 5 Civil War battlefields, and Chickamauga Dam and Lake. Seven states may be seen from this point.

Here also may be seen the New York Peace Monument, famous Umbrella Rock, and Moccasin Bend.
The Ochs Memorial Museum Building on the Point of Lookout Mountain image. Click for full size.
By W.M. Cline, Co., circa 1930
13. The Ochs Memorial Museum Building on the Point of Lookout Mountain
From this splendid outlook the visitor commands magnificent views of the surrounding region. From here one sees the Tennessee Valley laid out before him, with the City of Chattanooga directly below, and the Chickamauga Dam and Lake in the distance. Also from this point one can study the battles of the Civil War fought around Chattanooga. There are bronze plaques describing these battles and markers pointing out the places of interest.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,382 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on August 18, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   12, 13. submitted on October 2, 2013.
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