Tunnel Hill Heritage Center and Clisby Austin House
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SearchN
N 34° 50.398 W 085° 02.514
16S E 679039 N 3857044
Quick Description: The Tunnel Hill Heritage Center has displays of the unique history of the area.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 12/5/2007 5:21:50 PM
Waymark Code: WM2Q6N
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 96

Long Description:
At the Tunnel Hill Heritage Center you can see displays about the areas past. You can learn about the Native Americans who once lived on this land, the railroads that brought new settlers to the region. The W&A railroad tunnel was the first built south of the Mason-Dixon line. This was also a place of battle, several small skirmishes were fought here in The War Between The States.
As the battle of Chickamauga 1863, was being fought, the Clisby Austin House was used as a confederate hospital. Many wounded were cared for here including Gen. John Bell Hood. He was injured during the battle and had to have one of his legs amputated, he and his leg were sent to the Clisby Austin House so, if in the event of his death, they could be buried together. Hood recovered from his wounds and his leg was buried in the family cemetery near the house.
In 1864 Union forces took control of the area Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman used the house as his headquarters as he planned out his March To The Sea. And the rest is history.
Type of site: Museum

Address:
Tunnel Hill Heritage Center and Clisby Austin House
Clisby Austin Road PO Box 114
Tunnel Hill, GA USA
30755


Phone Number: 706-876-1571

Admission Charged: $5 or less

Website: [Web Link]

Driving Directions:
From I-75, exit 336 - Highway 41 at Rocky Face: go north on Hwy 41 approximately 4 miles to Tunnel Hill. Just before crossing bridge over railroad tracks, turn right onto Oak Street. Go approximately 1/2 mile, when road curves, continue straight on Clisby Austin Road, Center is on the left.


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