Saturday morning Mary and I left Atlanta and headed up I-75 towards Chattanooga.
We stopped in Tunnel Hill, Georgia.
We then walked to the Western & Atlantic Railroad tunnel
The left stone says,
The Excavation of the west end was begun July 15, 1848 & the first opening effected Oct. 31, 1849. The first train of cars passed through May 9, 1850. Length of excavation in this end 575 feet & of the tunnel 1477 feet
The right stone says,
His Excellency George W. Towns, Governor. Wm. L. Mitchell, Esq. Chief Engineer. Mr. Ben J.C. Morse Principal Assistant Engineer. Mr. B.E. Wells Assistant Engineer. JNO. D. Gray & Co, Contractors.
Tunnel Hill was also part of Civil War History.
The Clisby Austin House (once a hotel) is also near the tunnel.