Preservation of Brown’s Tavern, a historic Chattanooga landmark, celebrated

Posted 9/19/20

Preservation of Brown’s Tavern, a historic Chattanooga landmark, celebrated

CHATTANOOGA — The future of a nine-acre historic property near Brown’s Ferry, whose history stretches back to before the founding of the City of Chattanooga, is secure, thanks to its purchase by the American Battlefield Trust.

Earlier efforts to protect Brown’s Tavern were ultimately unsuccessful, but the Trust was able to muster donor support and matching grants from the federal American Battlefield Protection Program and the Tennessee Historical

Commission’s Civil War Sites Preservation Fund to secure the site.

The Trust anticipates transferring the land and historic structure, as well as two other properties previously purchased at Brown’s Ferry, to National Park Partners, the acclaimed friends group dedicated to safeguarding and promoting the six units of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.

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