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

Williams’ Island

 
 
Williams' Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, December 23, 2007
1. Williams' Island Marker
Inscription. Named for a pioneer occupant, this island was the site of an Indian village and probably of an 18th Century French trading post. Here, on May 31, 1862, James J. Andrews, leader of the Andrews Raid, was captured following his escape from jail in Chattanooga. He was hanged in Atlanta, June 7.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2A 65.)
 
Location. 35° 5.135′ N, 85° 19.595′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Signal Mountain Road (U.S. 127), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37405, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stringer's Ridge (was approx. 0.9 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Wilder's Artillery Position (approx. one mile away); Chattanooga High School (approx. 1½ miles away); Sherman's Hideout (approx. 1½ miles away); Brown's Ferry Federal Road (approx. 1.9 miles away); A "Trace" of the Past (approx. 1.9 miles away); 1864 Military Bridge (approx. 1.9 miles away); Union Block House (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Also see . . .
Williams' Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, December 23, 2007
2. Williams' Island Marker

1. Chattanooga Virtual Tour: Williams' Island. (Submitted on November 27, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.)
2. Exploring Chattanoga's Island - Williams' Island. (Submitted on November 27, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable PlacesSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
 
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 1,311 times since then and 67 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. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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