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How did the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee get its name?

Question #148267. Asked by Thesuperyoshi.
Last updated Jan 26 2021.
Originally posted Jan 26 2021 8:16 AM.

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link https://www.britannica.com/place/Chattanooga
The site was settled about 1815 when John Ross, who was later made a Cherokee chief, established a trading post (Ross's Landing) on the river. In 1838 it was renamed Chattanooga, derived from a Creek word for nearby Lookout Mountain meaning "rock rising to a point."

Jan 26 2021, 10:03 AM
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