Ross’s Landing in downtown Chattanooga was named for Cherokee Chief John Ross and his father, a Scottish trader. Ross’s Landing was the first name of Chattanooga. Staff File Photo by John Rawlston.
published Friday, March 25th, 2011
What’s in a place name? Lots of history, that’s what. Through the years, local historians such as the late Zella Armstrong, author of the two-volume “History of Hamilton County and Chattanooga,’’ have chronicled the naming of area sites.