Historic Markers Across Tennessee



DeSoto's Route



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



Text:

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.