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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Tunnel Hill
Tunnel Hill, Georgia and Vicinity
▶ Whitfield County (70) ▶ Catoosa County (802) ▶ Gordon County (44) ▶ Murray County (17) ▶ Walker County (358) ▶ Bradley County, Tennessee (18) ▶ Hamilton County, Tennessee (534)
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|Baggage Carts were one of the utilitarian devices used by almost all railroads to move goods and luggage around their depots. They received little more attention than the broom in the corner, but without them, the expediency of railroad freight . . . — — Map (db m143006) HM|
|400 yds. S.E., at the big spring, is the brick residence known as the Austin House. May 7, 1864 The Federal forces, having seized Tunnel Hill their first movement in the campaign for Atlanta Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman had headquarters at the Austin . . . — — Map (db m12364) HM|
|In 1864 the direct road from Tunnel Hill to Varnell's, passed through Harris Gap at this point, which is just N. of where Rocky Face drops off into continuous foot-hills. Federal operations in Crow Valley by the 23d A.C., began with its march S. . . . — — Map (db m10945) HM|
| [Left Side of Marker]
of the west end was
begun early July 15, 1848.
& the first opening
effected Oct. 31, 1849
The first train
of cars passed through
May 9, 1850
Length of excavation
in this end 575 feet . . . — — Map (db m20002) HM|
|May 7, 1864. The Federal forces, under Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman, began the campaign for Atlanta by seizing Tunnel Hill. Howard's 4th A.C., having marched from Catoosa Springs, drover Wheeler's Cav. from the R.R. tunnel S. to Mill Creek Gap. Palmer's . . . — — Map (db m12361) HM|
|The city of Tunnel Hill was incorporated in 1848.
The next year the state of Georgia began
construction of a depot in anticipation of the
completion of the Western and Atlantic Railroad.
This rail line linked Atlanta to Chattanooga. Yet
before . . . — — Map (db m142946) HM|
|The W&A (Western & Atlantic) Railroad Depot was constructed by the State of Georgia between 1848-1850 as part of the state-owned Western & Atlantic Railroad. This depot is one of Georgia's oldest. The Depot witnessed many important events during the . . . — — Map (db m143005) HM|
|The 1447 foot long Chetoogeta Mountain railroad tunnel is one-half mile east of this marker. The tunnel was completed in 1850 and this opened the W&A RR from Atlanta to Chattanooga. This was the first railroad tunnel completed south of the . . . — — Map (db m30587) HM|