Historic Markers Across Tennessee

DeSoto's Route

Marker ID: THC 2A 6
Location: U.S. 11, Hamilton County, near Ooltewah Gap
County: Hamilton
Waymark: None


Breaking camp near Ooltewah Gap, in this vicinity, on June 4th, 1540, DeSoto's expedition, on June 4th and 5th, moved southward, passing the site of the city of Chattanooga and going around the north flank of Lookout Mountain. His route followed the Great War and Trading Path.