FIRST -- Community on Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga TN
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N 34° 59.850 W 085° 20.641
16S E 651123 N 3874018
Quick Description: Summertown, the first FIRST community on Lookout Mountain, near Chattanooga TN
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 10/12/2017 10:00:59 AM
Waymark Code: WMWTKT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member model12
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Long Description:
A state historic marker at the corner of East Sunset Rd and East Brow Rd on Lookout Mountain preserves the history of the community of Summertown, the first community on Lookout Mountain, founded around 1856.

The marker reads as follows:

"2A 57


Summertown, the first community on Lookout Mountain, was in this general area. The Lookout Mountain Hotel and its cottages were erected here in 1856 by Colonel James A. Whiteside and associates. Guests came up a toll road in carriages which met trains and steamboats in Chattanooga. Confederate and Union troops in turn occupied the Hotel in 1863-1864, and Jefferson Davis rested awhile in one of the cottages after release from prison in May, 1867."
FIRST - Classification Variable: Place or Location

Date of FIRST: 1/1/1856

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