Historic Markers Across Tennessee

The McCallie School

Marker ID: THC 2A 81
Location: at the intersection of McCallie Avenue (U.S. 11) and Shallowford Road, Chattanooga, TN
County: Hamilton
Coordinates: N 35° 1.825    W 085° 15.601
  35.03041666    -85.26001666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMNFZ2


A boarding and day day school preparing more than 6,300 boys for college in its first 75 years. McCallie was established on this former Missionary Ridge battlefield in 1905. The founder, the Rev. Thomas Hooke McCallie, Civil War pastor of First Presbyterian Church, gave the land to his sons, Prof. Spencer Jarnagin McCallie and Dr. James Park McCallie co-headmasters for 42 years. They were followed by their sons who continued to make McCallie a respected name in independent education.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.