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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Hamilton County, Tennessee

Clickable Map of Hamilton County, Tennessee and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Hamilton County, TN (605) Bledsoe County, TN (17) Bradley County, TN (49) Marion County, TN (29) Meigs County, TN (31) Rhea County, TN (29) Sequatchie County, TN (5) Catoosa County, GA (813) Dade County, GA (14) Walker County, GA (371) Whitfield County, GA (85)  HamiltonCounty(605) Hamilton County (605)  BledsoeCounty(17) Bledsoe County (17)  BradleyCounty(49) Bradley County (49)  MarionCounty(29) Marion County (29)  MeigsCounty(31) Meigs County (31)  RheaCounty(29) Rhea County (29)  SequatchieCounty(5) Sequatchie County (5)  CatoosaCountyGeorgia(813) Catoosa County (813)  DadeCounty(14) Dade County (14)  WalkerCounty(371) Walker County (371)  WhitfieldCounty(85) Whitfield County (85)
Chattanooga is the county seat for Hamilton County
Adjacent to Hamilton County, Tennessee
      Bledsoe County (17)  
      Bradley County (49)  
      Marion County (29)  
      Meigs County (31)  
      Rhea County (29)  
      Sequatchie County (5)  
      Catoosa County, Georgia (813)  
      Dade County, Georgia (14)  
      Walker County, Georgia (371)  
      Whitfield County, Georgia (85)  
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1Tennessee, Hamilton County, Birchwood — Conner Cemetery — Est. 1848
Located one mile northwest, the cemetery contains 145 graves including those of two Revolutionary War Veterans, Thomas Palmer and William Moore. Other early settlers of the area buried here include Maximilian Haney Conner (1806-1893) and . . . Map (db m150442) HM
2Tennessee, Hamilton County, Birchwood — Consequences
The Cherokees refused to emigrate and on May 26, 1838 the Army and civilian volunteers began the brutal roundup of the Cherokees. They captured men and women in their homes, farmers working in fields, and children at play. The captives were often . . . Map (db m165896) HM
3Tennessee, Hamilton County, Birchwood — Dr. Luther Lee Friddell — Nov. 13, 1877 - July 20, 1950
A descendant of Mary Ann Roark Cross, "L.L." Fridell graduated from Grant Medical College, Chattanooga, 1902. He established his medical practice in Birchwood beginning in the horse and buggy days and spanning a period of more than 40 years. He . . . Map (db m39436) HM
4Tennessee, Hamilton County, Birchwood — Joseph Roark Homestead — Circa 1833
Joseph Roark and wife, Juda Ann Carr Roark, were among the original settlers of Cherokee lands of East Tennessee, moving into this area from Claiborne County in the early 1830's. This homestead, constructed with walls of split walnut logs and with . . . Map (db m150441) HM
5Tennessee, Hamilton County, Birchwood — Native Americans of the Hiwassee Area
Hiwassee Island and the Tennessee River – Hiwassee River confluence area were inhabited by groups of Native Americans for over 10,000 years until the early 1800’s. Between the 11th and 15th centuries A.D., prehistoric Native American . . . Map (db m165864) HM
6Tennessee, Hamilton County, Birchwood — Prelude
Indian and United States government relations were defined by treaties between sovereign nations and recognized as law by our Constitution. In exchange for land that became Alabama and Mississippi, President Thomas Jefferson made an agreement in . . . Map (db m165866) HM
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7Tennessee, Hamilton County, Birchwood — Site of Salem Baptist Church — 1835-1942
Joseph Roark gave this site in Wilderness Indian Territory for this Church where many worshiped God. Used as a hospital during Civil War, it was also the center of Salem Academy. A monument to Thos. Palmer and Wm. Moore, soldiers of the Revolution, . . . Map (db m150439) HM
8Tennessee, Hamilton County, Birchwood — This Venerable Oak Tree
Witnessed a young Sam Houston, who gained favor with Chief Jolly on Hiwassee Island nearby, witnessed the Indian removal and countless events that shaped Meigs County, the State of Tennessee and points westward. Commemorated in 2016 to . . . Map (db m165865) HM
9Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — 29th Infantry Division — 115th Inf Regt • 116th Inf Regt • 175th Inf Regt
29 Let's Go Spearheaded the assault on Omaha Beach in Northern France on D-Day June 6th 1944 which ultimately led to the surrender of all German military forces in Europe in World War Two E J Hamill • Russell L . . . Map (db m209317) HM WM
10Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — 84th Infantry Division — Railsplitters
This monument placed on May 8, 1995 the 50th anniversary of VE Day in memory of and dedication to members of the 84th Infantry Division whose courage in battle contributed greatly to victory in World War II. Rhineland • Ardennes • Central . . . Map (db m209450) WM
11Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — A "Trace" of the Past
...we walked by a corduroy road two or three miles across the spit of land enclosed by the bend in the river. Henry Y. Thompson November 24, 1863 The road trace you see before you is rich with history. In 1805, the . . . Map (db m191689) HM
12Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — A National Cemetery System
Civil War Dead An estimated 700,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War between April 1861 and April 1865. As the death toll rose, the U.S. government struggled with the urgent but unplanned need to bury fallen Union . . . Map (db m194479) HM
13Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — Attack at Suck Creek — Union Supply Choke Point — Chattanooga Campaign —
After the Battle of Chickamauga in September 1863, Union Gen. William S. Rosecrans retreated to Federal-occupied Chattanooga, a strategically vital rail center, where Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg laid siege from Lookout Mountain and . . . Map (db m68847) HM
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14Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — MT-1 — Battle of Chattanooga, 1st Day, Nov. 23
November 23d, 1863, under instructions from Gen. Grant to ascertain whether the Confederates still occupied the valley, Gen. Thomas disposed forces in front of Fort Wood, the site of which is now marked by the stand-pipe of the water works. The . . . Map (db m58999) HM
15Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — MT-2 — Battle of Chattanooga, 2d Day, Nov. 24.
During the night of Nov. 23, 1863, Gen. Sherman crossed the Tennessee at the mouth of the Chickamauga, under orders to carry the north end of Missionary Ridge to the railroad tunnel. He seized the ground now known as Sherman Heights and held it . . . Map (db m59018) HM
16Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — MT-3 — Battle of Chattanooga, 3d Day, Nov. 25.
During the night of Nov. 24, 1863, Bragg's forces withdrew from the plain and Lookout and joined those on Missionary Ridge, occupying it from Rossville to Tunnel Hill, and a spur thence eastward to the Chickamauga. Sherman early on the 25th . . . Map (db m81651) HM
17Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — Bonny Oaks School
A Hamilton County Institution Founded 1896       Authorized by Act of the General Assembly, 1895. The first Board of Trustees met March 7th 1896. Present were the Reverend J.W. Bachman, President: Major Charles D. McGuffy, Secretary: J.S. Bell, . . . Map (db m4494) HM
18Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — Booker Taliaferro Washington — April 5, 1856 - November 14, 1915
Education is not a thing apart from life-not a "system”, nor a philosophy; it is direct teaching how to live and how to work. There are two ways of exerting one's strength; one is pushing down, the other is pulling up. No race can . . . Map (db m167748) HM
19Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — Boynton Park — Henry Van Ness Boynton
Boynton Park Henry Van Ness Boynton Born West Stockbridge, Mass. July 22, 1835 Reared in Cincinnati, Ohio. Graduated Woodward College, KY. Military Institute Lieut. Col. 35th Ohio Infantry. Wounded Battle . . . Map (db m81652) HM
20Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — 2A 55 — Brainerd Mission
Established 1817 by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, it played an important part in the educational development and Christianizing of the Cherokee. Brainerd Cemetery contains graves of whites and Indians who died at the . . . Map (db m1986) HM
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21Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — 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. . . . Map (db m84232) HM
22Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — 2A 94 — Carver Memorial Hospital
Carver Memorial, a hospital for Negroes, opened on June 18, 1947, in the Old West Ellis Hospital Building. Named for George Washington Carver, this health-care facility is said to have been the first municipally-owned, tax-supported hospital in . . . Map (db m4478) HM
23Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — Cast Down Your Buckets
A speech given by Booker T. Washington in 1895 at the Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. President, Gentlemen of the Board of Directors and Citizens: One third of the population of the South is of the . . . Map (db m167714) HM
24Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — Chattanooga Baseball — Engel Stadium
Located at the corner of O'Neal and East Third streets adjacent to Warner Park, Lincoln Park, and Fort Wood, Engel Stadium stands on the site of Andrews Field where baseball had been played since around 1910. Constructed in only 63 working days . . . Map (db m167767) HM
25Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — Chattanooga Baseball — Jackie Mitchell
Born in Chattanooga in 1913, Virne Beatrice “Jackie” Mitchell made national headlines and baseball history during an exhibition game against the New York Yankees at Engel Stadium on April 2, 1931. Joe Engel, in what many characterize . . . Map (db m167777) HM
26Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — Chattanooga Baseball — Joe Engel
Born in the District of Columbia in 1893, Joseph William Engel served as batboy, mascot, pitcher, and scout for the hometown Washington Senators before owner Clark Griffith tapped him in 1929 to oversee the club's new southern farm team, the . . . Map (db m167776) HM
27Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — Chattanooga Baseball — Lincoln Park
A few blocks north of Engel Stadium stands another landmark of Chattanooga baseball history. Established in 1918 amid the racial segregation and inherent inequality of the Jim Crow South, Lincoln Park served as a social and recreational oasis for . . . Map (db m167778) HM
28Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — Chattanooga Baseball — Negro League Baseball
Chattanooga was home to several Negro League baseball teams between 1920 and 1951, including the Tigers, White Sox, Black Lookouts, Black Cats, Choo Choos, Black Choo Choos, and Stars. Though these African American teams sometimes played at the . . . Map (db m167775) HM
29Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — Chattanooga Creek Picket Lines — Soldier's Truces — Chattanooga Campaign —
(Sidebar): After the Battle of Chickamauga in September 1863, Union Gen. William S. Rosecrans retreated to Federal-occupied Chattanooga, a strategically vital rail center, where Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg laid siege from Lookout Mountain . . . Map (db m81653) HM
30Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — Chattanooga National Cemetery
National Cemetery Gen. George H. Thomas established a cemetery here on December 25, 1863, "to provide a proper resting place for the remains of the brave men who fell upon the fields" of Chattanooga. The grounds, some 120 acres . . . Map (db m103304) HM
31Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — Chickamauga Dam and Reservoir
The Chickamauga Dam was built to provide flood control, navigation, and electric power. Chickamauga Dam was the fourth of TVA's projects on the Tennessee River. President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the Dam on September 2, 1940. At 129 feet high . . . Map (db m182816) HM
32Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — Chickamauga Station — Unused Stockpiles
You are standing near the former Western & Atlantic Railroad, which ran from Chattanooga, about eight miles west of here, to Atlanta, Geor- gia. During the Civil War, a large Confederate camp was located here around Chickamauga Station while . . . Map (db m141053) HM
33Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — Cincinnati Southern Railway Bridge
This historic railroad bridge was completed in 1888 and rebuilt in 1980. The round stone pier support near the middle of the bridge is part of the original structure. The Cincinnati Southern line provided the first major north-south passenger rail . . . Map (db m182818) HM
34Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — Civil War in Tennessee — Controlling the River and Rails
Controlling the river and railroad junction at Chattanooga was important to both North and South during the war. As a Confederate general noted, Chattanooga "commands important passes into Georgia and Alabama, and would enable the enemy ... to cut . . . Map (db m48198) HM
35Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — Civil War River Crossing
General Ulysses S. Grant's plan for lifting the siege of Chattanooga called for the Union Army of the Tennessee under General William T. Sherman to cross the Tennessee River and strike the Confederate Army's flank on the northern end of Missionary . . . Map (db m70678) HM
36Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — Cleburne's Fort — Chickamauga Campaign Heritage Trail
The Confederate Army of Tennessee occupied Chattanooga in early July, 1863. The Confederates were expecting the pursuing Federal Army of the Cumberland to cross the Tennessee River well above Chattanooga, cut off the Confederate forces at Knoxville, . . . Map (db m83072) HM
37Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — 2A 35 — Confederate Cemetery — Reported missing
Here are buried 155 soldiers of the Army of Tennessee who died in hospitals during the mobilization for Bragg's Kentucky campaign of Sept. - Oct., 1862. Their graves, formerly distinguished by wooden markers giving name, rank and organization, are . . . Map (db m28771) HM
38Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — 2A 59 — Cravens House
Nearby is the home of iron manufacturing pioneer Robert Cravens (1805-1886). During the Civil War siege and battles of Chattanooga, September-November 1863, it was a landmark commonly called the "White House" and was heavily damaged and later . . . Map (db m86876) HM
39Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — Crossing into History
Trail of Tears In 1838, nearly 2,000 Cherokee, their enslaved Africans, and others stopped at Brown's Ferry (a few yards to your left) and gazed across the Tennessee River toward the landing on the opposite bank. They must . . . Map (db m84250) HM
40Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — Crucial Supply Lines — East Tennessee Railroads and Bridges
Two strategically important railroads met in Chattanooga. The Western & Atlantic Railroad (W&A) from Atlanta was finished in 1850. A few hundred yards to your left, it joined the East Tennessee & Georgia Railroad (ET&G), which was completed from . . . Map (db m134925) HM
41Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — 2A 29 — Daniel Ross
The home of this early trader and pioneer stood about 250 yards east. Born in Scotland, 1760, coming to this area in 1785, he shortly after married a daughter of John McDonald, trader, who lived at the site of Rossville, Ga. His eldest son, John, . . . Map (db m4497) HM
42Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — Finding a Hidden Treasure
How did the National Park Service find the Brown's Ferry Federal Road trace, a small portion of a larger road network that radiated throughout the United States and its territories? With the road hidden by the dense undergrowth of trees and . . . Map (db m191690) HM
43Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — Heavy Slashings of Timber — Confederate Works/ Rifle Pits
Heavy slashings of timber outside of works.Map (db m193219) HM
44Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — In Honor of Korean War Veterans
In honor of Korean War Veterans June 25 1950 – July 27 1953Map (db m209321) WM
45Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — In Honor of the Chosin Few Combatants of the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir — North Korea November & December 1950
15,000 Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force, British Royal Marines & South Koreans successfully fought ten divisions of Chinese & North Koreans in the most severe blizzard of 100 years, destroying 8 divisions & rendering 2 divisions ineffective. This . . . Map (db m209293) HM WM
46Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — Incline Number One
This railroad bed is all that remains of the first incline up Lookout Mountain. Incline Number One, as it was known, was built in the mid-1880s. It began at the foot of the mountain near the present incline, and ran upward to the foot of . . . Map (db m150492) HM
47Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — Industrial Heritage
The Civil War marked a watershed in Chattanooga. War accelerated the growth of the town's already thriving commercial and manufacturing economy. During the United States Army's occupation in 1864-1865 the riverfront was covered by a major dock, . . . Map (db m167723) HM
48Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — 2A 112 — Joe Engel — 1893-1969
The Washington Senators professional baseball team named William Joseph “Joe” Engel president of the Chattanooga Lookouts, its farm team, in 1929. By February of 1930 he had a new $150,000 ballpark, Engel Stadium, which was said to . . . Map (db m167779) HM
49Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — Lincoln Park
Lincoln Park Chattanooga's first playground for the African-American community was dedicated April 12, 1918. This stone gateway is the site of the original entrance and is re-dedicated on this day, September 14, 1996, to the leaders and citizens of . . . Map (db m153767) HM
50Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — Memorial Circle of Honor
Established March 1992 Dedicated to all those who servedMap (db m209475) WM
51Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — MT-207 — Missouri U.S. Troops Monument
Missouri To Her 3rd, 12th, 17th, 27th, 29th, 31st and 32nd Infty. And Battery F. 2nd Mo. U.S.A. Who Occupied a Position Near This Point Nov. 25, 1863.Map (db m45798) HM
52Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — N.B. Forrest Camp U.C.V and U.D.C. Chapters
During the late Nineties this cemetery was discovered by Capt. J.F. Shipp and its history disclosed. Its condition reported to N.B. Forrest Camp U.C.V. The group purchased and substantial wire fence was erected by camp comrade J.W. Willingham, . . . Map (db m178051) HM
53Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — MT-15 — Negley's and Wilder's Demonstrations Against Chattanooga
On June 7 and 8, 1862, General Negley in command of a Union reconnoitering force appeared on Stringer's Ridge northwest of this point, and screened by the timber opened with artillery on the city and line of rifle pits (then under command of Gen. . . . Map (db m58997) HM
54Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — Order of the Southern Cross — 1863
The Order of the Southern Cross was founded at Gray's Mill on August 28, 1863, following initial meetings at Tyner's Station, to foster Brotherhood and Patriotic Sentiment within the Confederate Army of the Tennessee. As part of this aim, a charity . . . Map (db m193679) HM
55Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — MT-91A — Osterhaus' Division — Blair's Corps — Brigade General Peter J. Osterhaus —
Osterhaus' Division - Blair's Corps Brigadier General Peter J. Osterhaus. Nov. 25, 1863, 3 P.M. 1st Brigade, Brigadier General Charles R. Woods. 2d Brigade, Colonel James A. Williamson. This . . . Map (db m76607) HM
56Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — MT-46 — Point in the Line of Fort Sherman — Reported missing
Point in the line of Fort Sherman, the Chief Work of the Inner Line, which comprised the entire line from Battery Bushnell to Signal Hill.Map (db m122523) HM
57Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — MT-14 — Re-Opening the Tennessee River
After Chickamauga, the Confederates by holding Lookout Mountain and Valley, closed the river line of supplies. Rosecrans' plan for its re-opening was to move Hooker's force from Bridgeport into Lookout Valley, Gen. W. F. Smith to co-operate from . . . Map (db m58994) HM
58Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — Roxbury Indian Mound
The tree-covered mound, which you see before you, dates to the Woodland Period of prehistory (900 B.C.-900 A.D). It was originally surrounded by an extensive village and probably used as a burial mound for high-ranking individuals. Named after the . . . Map (db m167959) HM
59Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — Silverdale Confederate Cemetery — 1861 C.S.A. 1865
General Braxton Bragg, mobilizing his army during summer of 1862 for his Kentucky campaign, culminating the Battle of Perryville, Oct 8th, 1862, camped a part of his army in this vicinity. Hospitals were located nearby. Great number of his soldiers . . . Map (db m208282) HM
60Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — MT-29 — Site of Battery Bushnell — Reported missing
Site Of Battery Bushnell North Salient Of Fort Sherman Map (db m138309) HM
61Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — Site of Brainerd Mission to the Cherokee Indians
Established by the American Board of Commissioners for foreign missions in 1817. First called Chickamaugah, changed to Brainerd in 1818. Maintained with aid of the United States Government until the removal of the Indians in 1838. Here forty . . . Map (db m164932) HM
62Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — 2A 79 — Tennessee Valley Railroad And Museum
Operates over 3 miles near original East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia Railroad right of way, using pre-1930 equipment, to East Chattanooga terminus. Line passes through 984 foot long Missionary Ridge Tunnel built in 1852-54, the only . . . Map (db m43069) HM
63Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — The Civilian Conservation Corps and Booker T. Washington State Park
Few men have the satisfaction of knowing they have made a contribution in their lifetime that will last through the ages and touch the lives of millions. Men of the CCC know that feeling well. The Civilian Conservation Corps was launched April . . . Map (db m167750) HM
64Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — The Life of Booker Taliaferro Washington
"Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome" 1856 - April 5, birth in Hale's Ford, VA Franklin Co., on Burroughs Plantation 1865 - Freed and family . . . Map (db m167732) HM
65Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — The Tuskegee Institute — "…that we may give you intelligence, skill of hand, and strength of mind and heart…" — Booker T. Washington, 1902 —
Today, Tuskegee University programs serve a coed student body that is racially, ethnically and religiously diverse. With a strong orientation toward disciplines that highlight the relationship between education and work force preparation in . . . Map (db m167737) HM
66Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — The Whiteside Turnpike
As part of a business venture to promote summer and permanent residence atop Lookout Mountain, associates of Col. James Whiteside were granted a charter in the mid-1850s for the construction of a road up the mountain. Col. Whiteside, who owned . . . Map (db m184092) HM
67Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — The Will Cummings Highway
In recognition of the rare vision, the indomitable courage and capacity of achievement of Will Cummings, county judge of Hamilton County, the pioneer of permanent road building and public improvements in east Tennessee and the Chattanooga district, . . . Map (db m28769) HM
68Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — Union Army Hospital — Stringer’s Spring — Chattanooga Campaign —
After the Battle of Chickamauga in September 1863, Union Gen. William S. Rosecrans retreated to Federal-occupied Chattanooga, a strategically vital rail center, where Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg laid siege from Lookout Mountain and . . . Map (db m188870) HM
69Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — United States Colored Troops — U.S.C.T.
When President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, he planted the seed of a "new birth of freedom." As the Civil War persisted and recruits were needed, the War Department issued General Orders No. 143 on . . . Map (db m209087) HM WM
70Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — Urban Renewal
Throughout the late 19th and into the middle 20th century, residential neighborhoods existed alongside the riverfront factories. Housing was especially dense along the slopes of Cameron Hill in a neighborhood called the West Side. The families of . . . Map (db m167722) HM
71Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the members of the Armed Forces of the United States who have served to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the freedoms we cherishMap (db m209288) HM
72Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — Viet Nam Veterans Memorial
For courage un-rewarded, this memorial is dedicated to Viet Nam Veterans. Each to their God, all for their countryMap (db m210047) WM
73Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga — Women of World War II
In honor of women who served in all branches of service, American Red Cross, and all government positions all over the world. Your country honors you for your service.Map (db m209451) WM
74Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga, Alton Park — St. Elmo World War I Memorial
To our sons who served in the World War, on land and sea, at home and abroad, and to those who gave their lives. The spot is lovingly dedicated by the citizens of St. ElmoMap (db m194481) WM
75Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga, Bluff View — Bluff Furnace Historical Park
This Park commemorates the history of one of Chattanooga's first heavy industries. Bluff Furnace, built in 1854 and put into operation in 1856, was a steam-powered blast furnace that reduced iron ore into usable cast iron. This iron was sent to . . . Map (db m184184) HM
76Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga, Bluff View — From Oblivion to Rebirth: Archaeological Research at the Bluff Furnace Site
Bluff Furnace emerged from obscurity in the late 1970s when portions of the massive stone walls of the casting shed were exposed by erosion. Recognized as the birthplace of Chattanooga's iron industry, the site was preserved as an historic site and . . . Map (db m184203) HM
77Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga, Bluff View — Harry Scott Probasco Family
The Harry Scott Probasco family came from Lawrenceburg, Indiana to settle in Chattanooga in 1884. The family profession originally was millwork until beginning in the trust and bond business, American National Bank and Trust being the end product. . . . Map (db m167724) HM
78Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga, Bluff View — Hunter Museum of American Art — Three Views, Three Buildings, One Museum
The Hunter Museum is composed of three buildings representing 100 years of architecture. Each building reflects the tastes and the technology of the time when it was created. Like the diverse artwork inside the Hunter, each building has the . . . Map (db m177529) HM
79Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga, Bluff View — Innovation and Disaster — Bluff Furnace and the Coming of War
The conversion of Bluff Furnace into the region's first coke-fired stack, in 1860, was a significant milestone in southern iron production. The failure of the furnace, in November of 1860, occurred as the nation drifted toward the Civil War. The . . . Map (db m184197) HM
80Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga, Bluff View — MT-54 — Site of Battery Smartt
Confederate Work, General Cheatham's DivisionMap (db m76445) HM
81Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga, Bluff View — The Beginnings of Iron Manufacture in Chattanooga
The Chattanooga Region was rich in mineral resources, including hematite iron ore. The convergence of river transportation and railroads at Chattanooga guaranteed access to markets for iron products such as pig iron bars, and finished castings such . . . Map (db m184190) HM
82Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga, City Center — A Point in the 2d Line of Works
A point in the 2d Line of Works, Connecting Battery Erwin with Fort Jones.Map (db m76443) HM
83Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga, City Center — 2A 108 — Abby Crawford Milton — 1881 -1991
Abby C. Milton of Chattanooga was a leader in the women’s suffrage movement in Tennessee. The campaign culminated in a vote by the Tennessee Legislature in 1920 to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving women the right to vote. . . . Map (db m74631) HM
84Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga, City Center — Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m184152) HM
85Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga, City Center — Cameron Hill — "... most excellent shots" — Chattanooga Campaign —
After the Battle of Chickamauga in September 1863, Union General William S. Rosecrans retreated to Federal-occupied Chattanooga, a strategically vital rail center, where Confederate General Braxton Bragg laid siege from Lookout Mountain . . . Map (db m84219) HM
86Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga, City Center — Central Block Building / Site of First Presbyterian Church — 1883
Central Block Building 1883 Donated to United Way of Greater Chattanooga By Cornerstones, Inc. - 2000 Historic Preservation By Frank McDonald Architects, P. C. And Raines Brothers, Inc. - 2003 Has been placed in the National and . . . Map (db m184116) HM
87Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga, City Center — 2A 34 — Chattanooga Daily Rebel
Established on this site, Aug. 2, 1862, by Franc M. Paul, it was published in three states, five towns and, for several months, in a boxcar traveling with Confederate armies. Later editors were Henry Watterson and Albert Roberts. Usually, it was the . . . Map (db m13779) HM
88Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga, City Center — 2A 76 — Chattanooga's First School
In 1835 a log structure near the corner of Fifth and Lookout Sts, served this area as schoolhouse, church, and community center. Community leaders met here in 1838 and selected "Chattanooga" as the name for the Future city. The official act was . . . Map (db m13896) HM
89Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga, City Center — Crutchfield House — Headquarters and Hospital — Chattanooga Campaign —
(preface) After the Battle of Chickamauga in September 1863, Union Gen. William S. Rosecrans retreated to Federal-occupied Chattanooga, a strategically vital rail center, where Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg laid siege from Lookout Mountain . . . Map (db m69252) HM
90Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga, City Center — 2A 98 — Ernest Walter Holmes, Sr. — 1883–1945
Born in 1883, Ernest Walter Holmes, Sr., opened Chattanooga’s first independent auto-repair garage at 318 Market Street. Here in 1916 he invented the twin-boom wrecker. Holmes pioneered and patented numerous improvements in the towing and recovery . . . Map (db m1984) HM
91Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga, City Center — 2A 99 — First Coca-Cola Bottling Company In The United States
On July 21, 1899, two Chattanooga lawyers, Benjamin Franklin Thomas and Joseph Brown Whitehead, signed a contract with the Coca-Cola Company granting them the exclusive rights to bottle Coca-Cola in most of the United States. Another Chattanooga . . . Map (db m15703) HM
92Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga, City Center — First Methodist Church
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93Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga, City Center — MT-13 — First Union Occupation of the City — Reported missing
Chattanooga was evacuated by the Confederates September 7 and 8, 1863. On the morning of September 9, 1863, the 92nd Illinois Mounted Infantry, Colonel Smith D. Atkins, commanding, detached from General Wilder's Brigade, marched at 3 a.m. from . . . Map (db m138495) HM
94Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga, City Center — Frances Willard House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m184166) HM
95Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga, City Center — 2A 96 — G. W. Franklin — 1865-1928
G. W. Franklin was born in Quitman, Georgia. He operated four businesses: blacksmithing, a hack line, a wood and coal yard, and an undertaking establishment. In 1894 Franklin moved his undertaking business to Chattanooga. He was a member of the . . . Map (db m4481) HM
96Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga, City Center — Hamilton County
Hamilton County created October 25, 1819, named for Alexander Hamilton born January 11, 1757; died July 12 1804. Aide de Camp to Gen. Washington at twenty: member of Continental Congress at twenty-five; captain in Revolutionary War; a leader in . . . Map (db m150512) HM
97Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga, City Center — MT-55 — Headquarters of Brigadier General George D. Wagner
Headquarters of Brig. Gen. George D. Wagner, U.S.V., Upon First Occupation of Chattanooga. Map (db m68842) HM
98Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga, City Center — MT-28 — Headquarters of Brigadier General John M. Brannan, U.S.V. — Reported missing
Headquarters Brigadier General John M. Brannan, U.S.V. Chief of Artillery Department of the Cumberland Map (db m122553) HM
99Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga, City Center — MT-35 — Headquarters of General James A. Garfield — Reported missing
Headquarters General James A. Garfield Chief of Staff to General Rosecrans General Joseph J. Reynolds Chief of Staff to General Thomas Map (db m138475) HM
100Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga, City Center — MT-4 — Military History of Chattanooga
This city was first occupied by Confederate troops in the spring of 1862 under Generals Floyd, Maxey and Leadbetter. Union troops under General Mitchell shelled it June 7 and 8. Bragg's Army occupied it in August preparing for the Kentucky campaign, . . . Map (db m87279) HM

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