Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Daniel Ross

Marker ID: THC 2A 29
Location: 3401 South Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN
County: Hamilton
Coordinates: N 35° 0.98    W 085° 19.37
  35.01633333    -85.32283333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMNFYZ


The home of this early trader and pioneer stood about 250 yards east. Born in Scotland, 1760, coming to this area in 1785, he shortly after married a daughter of John McDonald, trader, who lived at the site of Rossville, Ga. His eldest son, John, became a famous chief of the Cherokee. First school in the Cherokee Nation was at the Ross home, about 1800.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.