Introduction to East Ridge, Tennessee
East Ridge History
East Ridge is in Hamilton County, which was established in 1819. The county is named after Alexander Hamilton, the secretary of treasury during George Washington’s administration. The city is named after its location from the Missionary Ridge.
East Ridge and nearby Attractions
- East Ridge History and Archive
- Rock City Gardens
- Reflection Riding Arboretum and Botanical Garden
- Tennessee River Park
- Harrison Bay State Park
- National Medal of Honor Museum of Military History
Things To Do In East Ridge
East Ridge offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation at locations like the Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park and Ruby Falls. Rock City Gardens and the Tennessee River Park are nearby as well. The Chattanooga Regional History Museum and the Creative Discovery Museum are popular local historical spots. The Tennessee Aquarium and the Chattanooga Zoo at Warner Park are popular family attractions.
East Ridge Transportation
Chattanooga Metropolitan is the nearest airport.
East Ridge Higher Education
Facilities for higher education are available from Chattanooga State Technical Community College, the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, Lee University and Cleveland State Community College.