Chattanooga is in the scenic counties of Hamilton and Marion, just north of the border between Tennessee and Georgia. Located on the Chickamauga and Nickajack Lake, which are both part of the Tennessee River, it is appropriately known as the ‘Scenic City’. Chattanooga is the 4th largest city in Tennessee and is in the Appalachian Mountains at an elevation of 676ft (206m). Chattanooga was originally occupied by the Cherokee native Indians dating back to 1816.
Chattanooga is known for its railroad, and was a major hub with considerable industrial and manufacturing output. It consequently became shrouded in industrial pollution, which has now been addressed. The local economy now includes Blue Cross Blue Shield, the world’s first Coca-Cola bottling plant, several international breweries and branch offices of AT&T and Cigna. Visitors to the area will find a charming town, with plenty of natural outdoor attractions in the surrounding areas. Hotels and accommodation in Chattanooga can be booked simply at EasyToBook.com. There are many retail shops and three shopping malls in Chattanooga, an aquarium, caves and several museums. There are also arboretums and gardens in the surrounding area. The Tennessee Riverwalk stretches for 10 miles along the river as a greenway trail. The oldest surviving bridge of its kind is the Walnut Street Bridge which has now been restored.