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

Ross's Landing

 
 
Ross's Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, December 23, 2007
1. Ross's Landing Marker
Inscription. Established about 1816 by John Ross some 370 yards east of this point, it consisted of a ferry, warehouse, and landing. With the organization of Hamilton County in 1819 north of the river, it served not only the Cherokee trade but also as a convenient business center for the county. Cherokee parties left from the landing for the West in 1838, the same year the growing community took the name Chattanooga.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2A 72.)
 
Location. 35° 3.378′ N, 85° 18.703′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Riverfront Parkway, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Chattanooga's First Citizens (within shouting distance of this marker); "Cherokee" (within shouting distance of this marker); Hazen's Raid at Brown's Ferry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Ross's Landing
Ross's Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, December 23, 2007
2. Ross's Landing Marker
(about 400 feet away); Trail of Tears (about 500 feet away); Headquarters Row (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cameron Hill (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Ross's Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2014
3. Ross's Landing Marker
View of the marker, looking west along Riverfront Parkway.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,342 times since then and 40 times this year. Last updated on March 18, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 27, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.   3. 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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