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

Site of Crutchfield House

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
1. Site of Crutchfield House Marker
Inscription.
Site of Crutchfield House,
Used as Hospital, September 20, 1863.
Accommodated 500 wounded that day.


(Marker Number MT-62D.)
 
Location. 35° 2.766′ N, 85° 18.641′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from Broad Street north of West Martin Luther King Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This marker is located in downtown Chattanooga and is affixed to an outer wall of the Read House Hotel, by the north entrance, next to the Valet Parking station. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37402, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Crutchfield House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Union Depot (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Military History of Chattanooga (about 500 feet away); William "Uncle Bill" Lewis (approx. 0.2 miles away); William (Uncle Bill) Lewis (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Coca-Cola Bottling Company In The United States (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Chattanooga Brush Electric Light Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
More about this marker.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
2. Site of Crutchfield House Marker
This marker is part of a series of Civil War related markers, that was put up in the city of Chattanooga in the post Civil War era. A number of the original markers that were a part of this series no longer exist, and to date I have only been able to locate about a dozen of these markers, including this one.

I am assuming that like most of the other markers of this particular series, that the original building that this marker was attached to is now gone and that the marker was preserved by being attached to the structure built on top of the site of the original building. I am also of the belief that this marker, like the other markers in this series, was originally an outdoor maker.

Presently the maker is located on the outside of the building entrance, but is in an area that is covered by a structure built to serve as a parking garage. Because I could not get a GPS reading next to the marker, the co-ordinates that I provided were taken from just outside of the Broad Street entrance to the parking structure.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
3. Site of Crutchfield House Marker
View of the marker, affixed to the wall, just to the left of the north entrance, to the Read House Hotel.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
4. Site of Crutchfield House Marker
View of the marker, the north hotel entrance, and the hotel valet parking station.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
5. Site of Crutchfield House Marker
View of the Broad Street entrance to the Read House Hotel and the parking structure, where I took my GPS reading.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
6. Site of Crutchfield House Marker
View of the Broad Street entrance to the Read House Hotel, looking south along Broad Street.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
7. Site of Crutchfield House Marker
View of page 62D from the National Park Services record book on the Chattanooga - Chickamauga listings of classified structures, which is kept in the Chickamauga Battlefield Park's Visitor Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 16, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7. submitted on July 20, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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