Hamilton County was established in 1819 and was named in honor of Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of the Treasury in George Washington’s administration. The county seat is Chattanooga, a city that has been significant in Tennessee’s railroad transportation history. As a prominent rail center, Chattanooga became a focal point during the Civil War. Chattanooga also has many tourist attractions such as Rock City, Ruby Falls, the Incline Railway on Lookout Mountain, the Chattanooga Choo Choo family entertainment complex, and the Tennessee Aquarium. In addition, to its tourist attractions, Hamilton County has many industries and businesses such as a Coca-Cola bottling franchise, DuPont, McKee Baking, and Combustion Engineering. For more information regarding Hamilton County, please go to the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History & Culture website.
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