The History of Hamilton County and Chattanooga, Tennessee, Volume 2
This second volume of Armstrong’s history covers 1861–1940, beginning with the Civil War, continuing on with activities during Reconstruction through the end of the century, and concluding with the feeling of optimism upon entering the 20th century. Full of details about the subsequent growth––of banks, newspapers, education, communication, transportation, and industry––and all the happenings and people involved, this history is a truly comprehensive resource.
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Excellent book! Priceless family information would have been lost had Zella not researched and published it.
You left out the part where Joseph Williams Jr. becomes an alleged slumlord and his son, Joseph V. Williams III carries on the tradition causing untold misery, rampant urban blight in Cleveland, and homelessness for the unfortunate few who have the audacity to complain.
On 6/21/06 Anne Williams of Atlanta asked Chancery Court to order the sale of 32 family properties in Hamilton and Bradley counties. (from the Chattanoogan)
She filed the suit against her brother, Joe V. Williams III of Cleveland, Tn., and sister, Margaret Williams Sexton of Lookout Mountain.
She asked that the proceeds of the sale be split among the three siblings.
The properties includes real estate in both Cleveland and Chattanooga:
121 W. 6th Street
W. 20th Street between Broad and Cowart
1813 Old Wauhatchie Pike
1815 Old Wauhatchie Pike
Broad Street at 26th Street
W. 35th Street between chandler and Ohls
23 Cherokee Blvd.
2627 Long St.
2516 Broad St.
2002 Broad St.
140 20th St.
1420 Harle Ave., Cleveland
Broad St. SW at Third Street, Cleveland
Church Street at 36th Street, Cleveland
1320 Overhead Bridge Road, Cleveland
15th Street at Newell Avenue, Cleveland
1960 Ocoee St., Cleveland
450 Worth St., Cleveland
Church Street at 31st Street, Cleveland
1st Street at 32nd Street, Cleveland
420 Spring St. and 433 Worth St., Cleveland
80 Church St., Cleveland
Ocoee St. at Foster and Moore property, Cleveland
2nd Street and 320 3rd St., Cleveland
100 8th St., Cleveland
Goode Street at the City Cemetery, Cleveland
633 Ocoee St., Cleveland
742 Ocoee St., Cleveland
865 Ocoee St., Cleveland
1608 Ocoee St., Cleveland
According to a neighbor on Worth St. in Cleveland:
The reason Anne Williams asked the properties be sold is because her brother, Joe, pocketed rents due to her, allowed her to believe rents were not being paid, and caused evictions of rent-paying tenants.
CHAPTER PAGE I Every Suburb a Battlefield
1861 1862 1863 to September 8th
September 8 to November 26 1863
War Sites and Scenes
To the End of the Century
Highways and Byways
Tennessee Valley Authority
Other Valley Data
The Mayors 1865 to 1940
Citizens of Today
Many Have Passed 241
Waldens Ridge and Signal Mountain
A PreColumbian White Settlement in Hamilton County