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ID: 7017496
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Chattanooga (inhabited place)  Chattanooga (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 35 02 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 35.0333  decimal degrees
Long: 085 18 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -85.3000  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Tennessee River in SE Tennessee; name came from Amerindian expression for nearby Lookout Mountain; railroad stimulated economic growth in 1850s; Confederate communications point during Civil War where Federal armies successfully fought in 1863.

Names:
Chattanooga (preferred,C,V)
Ross' Landing (H,V)
Lookout City (C,V)
Old French Store (C,V)
Rosss Landing (C,V)
Rosss Store (C,V)
Rosss Warehouse (C,V)
Rosss Wharf (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Tennessee (state)  ............  Tennessee (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Hamilton (county)  ................  Hamilton (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Chattanooga (inhabited place)  ....................  Chattanooga (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled in 1815 by John Ross, who was given status of Cherokee Indian chief & established site as a trading post
city (C)  ............  incorporated in 1851
county seat (C)  ............  since 1819
agricultural center (C)  ............  for farm implements
cultural center (C)  ............  includes an opera association, symphony orchestra, theater & Hunter Gallery of Art
educational center (C)  ............  houses University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Tennessee Temple University & Chattanooga State Technical Community College
industrial center (C)  ............  for iron & steel products & nuclear reactors
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for chemicals, textiles, steam boilers, stoves, plumbing supplies, machinery, castings, soil pipe, furniture & ceramics
mining center (C)  ............  includes iron & coal mines
port (C)
tourist center (C)  ............  for Lookout Mountain & waterfall, Booker T Washington & Harrison Bay State Parks & Chickamauga & Chattanooga Military Parks
battlefield (H)  ............  November 1863

Sources and Contributors:
Chattanooga..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 139-140
.......................  Times Atlas of World History (1989) 223
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS47015612
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 246
Lookout City..........  [VP]
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS47015612
Old French Store..........  [VP]
.............................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS47015612
Ross' Landing..........  [VP]
..........................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 139
..........................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS47015612
Rosss Landing..........  [VP]
..........................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS47015612
Rosss Store..........  [VP]
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS47015612
Rosss Warehouse..........  [VP]
.............................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS47015612
Rosss Wharf..........  [VP]
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS47015612
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 139; III, 139-140
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1989) 223
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS47015612
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 246
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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