Finding a Hidden Treasure

Finding a Hidden Treasure (HM1L0Z)

Location: Chattanooga, TN 37405 Hamilton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 3.352', W 85° 20.206'

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How did the National Park Service find the Brown's Ferry Federal Road trace, a small portion of a larger road network that radiated throughout the United States and its territories?

With the road hidden by the dense undergrowth of trees and brush around you, it was not as easy as you might think.

Researches collected digital data through a variety of methods, including LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging), a laser-generated model using an airplane. They overlaid the information on an 1863 United States Coast Survey (USCS) map, creating a three dimensional model of the ground on which the Brown's Ferry Federal Road crossed.

Through this combination of history, archaeology, and science you are now able to follow a small portion of the same route the Cherokee were forced to traverse on the Trail of Tears and the Union soldiers marched along during the Civil War.
HM NumberHM1L0Z
Placed ByFriends of Moccasin Bend National Park (through a grant by the Lyndhurst Foundation)
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 at 2:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 651676 N 3880503
Decimal Degrees35.05586667, -85.33676667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 3.352', W 85° 20.206'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 3' 21.12" N, 85° 20' 12.36" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)423
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 701 Moccasin Bend Rd, Chattanooga TN 37405, US
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