Tourism Officials Announce Tennessee Civil War Trails Program, Unveil 1 of 12 Chattanooga Sites

Jan 27, 2010

State tourism officials will present the list of 12 trail sign sites and unveil the first marker. To view in detail, click the link above or download the PDF.

Bob Doak, President & CEO of the Chattanooga Area Convention & Visitors Bureau; Commissioner Susan Whitaker, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development; Mayor Ron Littlefield, City of Chattanooga and Mayor Claude Ramsey, Hamilton County.

Tourism leaders will announce the Chattanooga portion of the Tennessee Civil War Trails program and present the list of the 12 trail signs.

Chattanooga Visitors Center – located at 2 Broad Street in the Aquarium plaza.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 – 11 am EST.

Civil War Trails is a multi-state program that identifies, interprets and creates driving tours of both the great campaigns and the lesser-known Civil War sites. Directional “trailblazer” signs and four- color interpretive markers with maps, illustrations, and text have been installed at more than 1,000 previously uninterpreted sites in Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee, West Virginia and North Carolina. Driving tours following major campaigns have been created, and a series of regional brochures are available.   The new Tennessee Civil War Trails program has begun with installation of interpretive signs throughout Tennessee. The Chattanooga area will feature 12 of these signs.   The Civil War Trails program is administered by a non-profit corporation and supported by local communities, state tourism offices, and state departments of transportation. In 2001, the National Trust for Historic Preservation identified the Civil War Trails program as one of the most successful and sustainable heritage tourism programs in the nation.  Twice, the Federal Highway Administration has officially recognized the program’s role in improving the transportation experience by strengthening multi-modal systems and boosting local economies.  For more information on the Tennessee Civil War Trails program, visit