Downtown in Chattanooga.
city in SE Tenn., on the Tennessee River at the Ga. border: pop. 156,000
Origin of Chattanooga; from Amerindian (Creek or Cherokee); meaning uncertain
A city of southeast Tennessee on the Georgia border southeast of Nashville. A major rail junction and port of entry on the Tennessee River, it was strategically important during the Civil War and was finally taken by Union forces in November 1863.