"lookout mountain tennessee" Lookout Mountain by doug48

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lookout mountain

lookout mountain is located just south of chattanooga in hamilton county tennessee. lookout mountain is actually a large plateau runing south from chattanooga to the town of gadsden alabama. 75% of lookout mountain is located in the state of alabama and only a small section is located in tennesssee. the first battle that was fought on lookout mountain was during the revolutionary war between the forces of american colonel john seiver and chickamauga chief dragging canoe. in the early 1800's visitors to lookout mountain traveled from chattanooga on mule back. in 1852 james whiteside built a narrow road up the side of lookout mountain. whiteside and robert cravens bought much of the land on top of lookout mountain in the 1850's. the most famous historic event on lookout mountain was the 1863 civil war "battle above the clouds" in the second battle of chattanooga. in modern times the tourist attactions of rock city and ruby falls were opened in the 20 th century and have been visited by millions of tourists. for those interested in american history, nature, and geology lookout mountain should not be missed when in the cattanooga area.

  • Last visit to Lookout Mountain: Jun 2010
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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