Historic Markers Across Tennessee

The Union Depot

Marker ID: THC 2B 25
Location: Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN
County: Hamilton
Coordinates: N 35° 03.076    W 085° 18.617
  35.05126666    -85.31028333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMF9A


The Union Depot, constructed on this site between 1857-1859, as a large train-shed with tracks, offices and waiting-rooms beneath, originated in an agreement of Sept. 12, 1857, between the Western & Atlantic and the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroads. These were later joined by the Memphis & Charleston and the East Tennessee & Georgia. The depot was modified in 1869 and in 1881 to include a brick building in front with offices and waiting-rooms.

Tennessee Historical Commission