Chattanooga Railroad Series: Chickamauga And Durham Railroad (To Old Chattanooga Road)

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The railroad that ran between Chickamauga, Ga., and the mining village of Durham on top of Lookout Mountain had a route that headed back toward the Chickamauga Road (Highway 341) after reaching what is now the intersection of Harp Switch Road and Mill Wee Hollow Road at Wallaceville, Ga.

The route went a short distance down what is now Mill Wee Hollow Road, then it veered left at the present Nance Drive.

It quickly turned off the present Nance Drive to go along near the top of a ridge leading back toward the main road to Chickamauga from Chattanooga Valley. This long level section is still in a quiet woods, but just above a host of new homes have been built at the Standifer Place development.

The rail bed crosses near the top of the Standifer Place entryway off Mill Wee Hollow Road. At this point, a house has been built on the rail bed by one side of the entryway. The trail can be clearly seen across the entryway on the opposite side.

The Chickamauga to Durham rail line continued to the ridge that is just south of the Chickamauga Road. Here another large house is sitting in the middle of the line. It has a long driveway leading down to Highway 341.

The line continued in the direction of Lookout Mountain in woods near the top of the ridge before coming out on Old Chattanooga Valley Road just up from Chattanooga Valley Baptist Church.

It then went along the ridge to the southwest that gradually slopes to the valley floor.



Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

BOWMAN, DEANGELO DEMON  2300 WILSON ST APT 7M CHATTANOOGA, 37406  Age at Arrest: 24 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga IMPROPER PARKING DRIVING ON REVOKED, SUSPENDED OR CANCELLED LICENSE POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA POSSESSING A FIREARM WITH INTENT TO GO ARMED --- BROWN, KELLY MICHELLE  300 W MIDVALE AVE APT 37 ... (click for more)

Man Injured In Drive-By Shooting On Judson Lane

A man was injured Monday night in a drive-by shooting on Judson Lane. At approximately 6:36 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to the report of shots fired near the 2500 block of Judson Lane. During that investigation a person suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the right forearm arrived at a local hospital. ·          ... (click for more)

Why Is The City Diverting Federal Transportation Funds From Real Need?

The city of Chattanooga and CBL, owner of Hamilton Place Mall, would have the mass of taxpayers believe that improving mall access from the interstate is not impacting us financially.   Namely, CBL has committed to fund the city’s match of $8 million, so they will receive $32 million in Federal Transportation Funds that are allocated annually to local jurisdictions through ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Hero Is Coming Home

In late September, a very special funeral will be held in Bearden, Tenn., when 1 st Lt. Alexander “Sandy” Bonnyman Jr., will finally come home to lie in peace with his family. Sandy’s been dead for 72 years now, ever since he was killed in combat on the Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbert Islands on Nov. 22, 1943. He and a number of other Marine heroes were buried back then in a shallow ... (click for more)

NPSL Championship To Be Played In Chattanooga

It's Chattanooga FC taking on the New York Cosmos B for the National Premier Soccer League’s national championship and the Scenic City's Finley Stadium is the site Saturday, August 8 at 7:30 p.m. Thanks to a 9,000 plus crowd at Chattanooga's 3-0 semifinal win against the Indiana Fire, the Tennessee team broke the league’s previous record of 8,878, which was ... (click for more)

Jones Press Conference Kicks Off Vols' Preseason

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Coach Butch Jones held his preseason football press conference on Monday at Neyland Stadium. Jones heads into his third season with visible enthusiasm after the Vols finished off the 2014 season with an impressive win over Iowa in the TaxSlayer Bowl, following that up with another nationally ranked recruiting class. "In terms of our football team, we ... (click for more)