The History of the Lookout Valley Community

By

Richard Alexander McKeel

Acknowledgements

I would like to dedicate this book to two people. The first is my Grandmother Sarah Elizabeth Jackson Tucker whose family has been out here since John Brown. Me-Maw, “I love you very much and you have always been the best grandmother anyone could ever ask for.”

The second is Mr. David Crawford who was my high school history teacher. Mr. Crawford, “Thank you so much for giving me the love of history, for being a great teacher, and a great mentor.”

 

About the Author

Richard Alexander McKeel was born on February 18, 1976 , in Chattanooga , Tennessee . Raised in Lookout Valley where I heard many of the fascinating stories of the past of our community. He attended Valley View Elementary School and Lookout Valley Middle/High School where he graduated in 1995. Received the “Outstanding History Student” at Chattanooga State Technical Community College; he is now attending the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga campus, where I am is studying to obtain a degree in history education.  In 2003, I was chosen to be the chairman of the Environmental and history chairman of the Lookout Valley Neighborhood Association.

Thank You

            As you took the time to read this little book you have revisited the history of Lookout Valley from its origins, as the home of Chief Wauhatchie to the present day. Lookout Valley is still an interesting place to live that is surrounded in history and mystery. Around five thousand people call this area home and the history of Lookout Valley is being written. So if you live in our community keep an eye out, you may see the next installment of the book. If you do not live in the area I would personally like to thank you for taking the time to learn about our little community. Also, may our Lord continue to bless you and your family, as he has done for mine .

 

Bibliography

Photos:

Many of the photos for this book are from the Hamilton County Bicentennial Library Photo Data Base.  http://www.lib.chattanooga.gov/localHist/photodatabase.html

 

http://www.donnareed.org/html/templates/dr_profile.php?drf_person=lsmith

 

http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_36764.asp

 

http://www.chattanoogan.com/

 

http://www.hcgts.org

 

http://www.iath.virginia.edu/seminar/unit1/images/ocan.jpg

 

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=2180&pt=Nancy%20Ward

 

http://www.tva.com/heritage/mountaintop/index.htm

 

http://www.raccoonmountain.com/

 

http://www.house.gov/wamp/full_index.shtml

 

http://www.hcde.org/admin/board/dist6.htm

 

http://www.tvrail.com

 

Newspaper Articles:

Armstrong, Zella. “Cherokee Chieftain Came Into Region Seeking Protection” Chattanooga News Free Press 16, November 1954

 

Fort, Louis. “Brown’s Tavern Peaceful Following Strenuous Past” Chattanooga News Free Press12, April 1953

 

Books:

Livingwood, James. Chattanooga ’s Story Copyright 1980

 

Covan, Gilbert and Livingwood, James. The Chattanooga Country “Tomahawks to TVA” Copyright 1981

 

The History of Wauhatchie United Methodist Church given to myself by Reverend Kenneth Bailey.

 

Lookout Valley Presbyterian Church History Books One & Two

 

Lookout Valley Baptist Church 1928-1976

 

Truitt, Joyce. Lookout Valley Primitive Baptist Church 1800-1975

 

Interviews:

Boydston, Buddy. January 2003

 

Fryar, Shirley Tucker. May 2003

Thompson, Nettie. May 2003

 

Tinker, Dan February 2003

 

Tucker, Sara Jackson March 2003

 

Skidmore, Irene Parker July 2003

 

Jr. Jolley, Harmon August 2004

 

Websites:

http://www2.cr.nps.gov/abpp/battles/tn021.html

 

Richard Alexander McKeel
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