The city has its own typeface, Chatype, which was launched in August 2012.According to the website, this marks the first time that an American city has its own custom-made typeface and also the first time a crowd-funded custom-made typeface has been used for any municipality in the world.Their journey west became known as the "Trail of Tears" for their exile and fatalities along the way.The US Army used Ross's Landing as the site of one of three large internment camps, or "emigration depots", where Native Americans were held prior to the journey on the Trail of Tears.The first inhabitants of the Chattanooga area were Native Americans.Sites dating back to the Upper Paleolithic period showed continuous occupation through the Archaic, Woodland, Mississippian/Muskogean/Yuchi (900–1714 ce), and Cherokee (1776–1838).
After the war ended, the city became a major railroad hub and industrial and manufacturing center.
The first part of the name "Chattanooga" derives from the Muskogean word cvto /chắtȯ/ – 'rock'.
The latter may be derived from a regional suffix -nuga meaning dwelling or dwelling place.
The fourth-largest Tennessee city, it is the seat of Hamilton County.
Located in southeastern Tennessee in East Tennessee, on the Tennessee River, served by multiple railroads and Interstate highways, Chattanooga is a transit hub.
The earliest Cherokee occupation dates from Dragging Canoe, who in 1776 separated himself and moved downriver from the main tribe to establish Native American resistance during the Cherokee–American wars) to European settlement in the southeastern United States.