Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Brown's Ferry Federal Road
Welcome to Moccasin Bend National Archaeological District, a unit of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. Prehistoric and historic sites located on Moccasin Bend reveal varying stories of human occupation spanning 12,000 years. However, two events occurred over the Brown's Ferry Federal Road trace that shaped American history as we know it.
Your journey begins here as you embark on a unique 1.2-mile, round trip hike that traverses a portion of the road trace that emigrating groups of Cherokee walked over during the Trail of Tears in 1838 and Union army supply wagons rumbled over during the Civil War in 1863.
For your safety, please stay on the designated path as you explore this important physical and cultural piece of history. Keep in mind, this is a foot path only. Bicycles and other vehicles should remain on the paved roads. Horses are not allowed. Your pets are welcomed, but be sure to keep them leashed at all times.
Brown's Ferry Federal Road hours: 6 a.m. to sunset.
For more information regarding this unit, please contact Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park at 706-866-9241 or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/chch.
In case of Emergency, dial 911.
Erected by Friends of Moccasin Bend National
Location. 35° 3.522′ N, 85° 19.865′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of Pineville Road and Manufacturers Road, on the right when traveling south on Pineville Road. Touch for map. This marker is located alongside of the roadway, just to north of the public parking area, that helps to provide access to the Moccasin Bend National Archaeological District. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37405, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A "Trace" of the Past (within shouting distance of this marker); Finding a Hidden Treasure (approx. 0.4 miles away); Crossing into History (approx. half a mile away); Re-Opening the Tennessee River (approx. 0.9 miles away); Negley's and Wilder's Demonstrations Against Chattanooga (approx. 0.9 miles away); Boynton Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Battle of Chattanooga, 1st Day, Nov. 23 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Battle of Chattanooga, 2d Day, Nov. 24. (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
More about this marker. This marker is the first marker, in a series of four (4) markers that mark the footpath, used to walk portions of the old Brown's
Categories. • Native Americans • Roads & Vehicles • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 303 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 9, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 8. submitted on June 10, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.