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