Historic Markers Across Tennessee

The Elza Gate

Marker ID: THC 1D 24
Location: TN 95, Anderson County, in Oak Ridge, at Elza Drive
County: Anderson
Coordinates: N 36° 2.776    W 084° 12.474
  36.04626666    -84.2079
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


From April 1, 1943, until March 19, 1949, this was the site of Elza Gate. Elza Gate was the primary entrance to the secret community of Oak Ridge and, along with six other entry points, it was manned by armed guards. Elza Gate took its name from a local community that predated Oak Ridge.