Tunnel Hill

Collection:
New Georgia Encyclopedia
Title:
Tunnel Hill
Subject:
Cities and towns--Georgia
Tunnels--Georgia--Tunnel Hill
Railroad tunnels--Georgia--Tunnel Hill
Walls--Georgia--Tunnel Hill
Gates--Georgia--Tunnel Hill
Stone walls--Georgia--Tunnel Hill
Location:
United States, Georgia, Whitfield County, Tunnel Hill, 34.8406339, -85.0427257
Medium:
Color photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Photograph of the entrance to a tunnel for which Tunnel Hill, a city in Whitfield County, Georgia, was named. This 1,477-foot railroad tunnel was excavated through the Chetoogeta Ridge in 1848-49. A metal gate covers the arched entrance. Rock walls line the embankments leading to the tunnel. The city served in 1864 as a winter camp for General Joseph E. Johnston's Confederate troops during the Civil War.
Metadata URL:
http://georgiaencyclopedia.org/file/4662
Holding Institution:
New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project)
Rights:

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