The city was founded in 1839, shortly after the land was taken over from the Cherokee Native American Indians, who were removed from the area in the infamous Cherokee Trail of Tears.
Today, Chattanooga is known for its natural beauty, iconic bridge, waterfront, skyline, and outdoor activities.
People Born in Chattanooga
Chattanooga in People's Lives
Jake Gyllenhaal: I traveled here in 1998 to film scenes of the movie October Sky. It was my first major film role.