Strategically ImportantBattles were fought in and around Chattanooga primarily for control of the railroad network. By 1861, the city had become one of the South's most important rail hubs. The lines that crossed here connected the Atlantic Ocean to the Tennessee River and Middle Tennessee and the Mississippi River to East Tennessee and Virginia. To support these railroads, Chattanooga entrepreneur Robert Cravens built the East Tennessee Iron Manufacturing Company two blocks south of here to make "chilled railroad car wheels of the very best quality and freight cars of any description."
|Placed By||Tennessee Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, June 25th, 2015 at 10:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 654471 N 3878506|
|Decimal Degrees||35.03745000, -85.30650000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 2.247', W 85° 18.39'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 2' 14.82" N, 85° 18' 23.4" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||423, 931|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1400 Market St, Chattanooga TN 37402, US|
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