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Overview

Introduction to Signal Mountain, Tennessee

Signal Mountain, Tennessee, in Hamilton county, is 5 miles N of Chattanooga, Tennessee and 108 miles SE of Nashville, Tennessee. The town is conveniently located inside the Chattanooga metropolitan area.

Signal Mountain History

Signal Mountain was used by Native Americans in the past to send smoke and fire signals across the Tennessee Valley. It was originally known as Signal Point and was a communications station at the time of the American Civil War. It was chartered as the Town of Signal Mountain in 1919. The town experienced growth in the 1970s.

Signal Mountain and nearby Attractions

  • Chattanooga Regional History Museum
  • Reflection Riding Arboretum and Botanical Garden
  • Mountain Opry
  • Booker T. Washington State Park

Things To Do In Signal Mountain

Weekly bluegrass music shows are held every Friday evening at the Mountain Opry. The Booker T. Washington State Park and the Green Gorge Park offer facilities for recreation. A visit to the Chattanooga Regional History Museum may prove interesting to those hoping to learn more about the area’s history. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Signal Mountain Golf and Country Club.

Signal Mountain Transportation

Air transportation is available from Lovell Field Airport.

Signal Mountain Higher Education

Chattanooga State Technical Community College, The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, Tennessee Technological University and Lee University are all nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,507
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens22.6%
Employed Population 16+3,365
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married64.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher69.4%
Median Earnings25+$55,441
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,917

Wealth

Median Family Income$121,490
% Above Poverty Level97.7%
% Below Poverty Level2.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home9.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone18.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,730
Median House Value$337,800

Ancestry

English24.6%
Irish13.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.2%
German11.7%
French Except Basque4.1%
Polish3.5%
Scottish2.6%
Italian2.6%
Welsh1.9%
Dutch1.3%
Norwegian1.1%
Croatian0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Russian0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Australian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Greek0.2%
Romanian0.2%
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Signal Mountain Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hamilton County
Standard Zip Codes37377
Phone Area Codes
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude35.13
Approximate Longitude-85.34

Signal Mountain Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationCHATTANOOGA AP
Distance10.2 miles
Jan Temp30 to 49 F
Apr Temp47 to 72 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp49 to 72 F
Annual Precip54.5 inches
StationBRIDGEPORT 5 NW
Distance27.6 miles
Jan Temp28 to 48 F
Apr Temp44 to 72 F
Jul Temp66 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 72 F
Annual Precip62.5 inches
StationDAYTON 2 SE
Distance30.7 miles
Jan Temp27 to 46 F
Apr Temp44 to 70 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp46 to 70 F
Annual Precip58.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chattanooga176,291$57,264
East Ridge21,193$54,944
Lookout Mountain1,983$146,172
Powells Crossroads1,495$69,219
Red Bank11,744$50,944
Whitwell2,237$39,271

Signal Mountain Public Libraries

Town Of Signal Mountain Library
1114 JAMES BOULEVARD
Signal Mountain, Tennessee
(423) 886-7323

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Signal Mountain Public Schools

Nolan Elementary
4435 Shackleford Ridge Rd
ZIP: 37377
(423) 886-0898
Primary
Total Enrollment 626
Signal Mountain Middle/high School
2650 Sam Powell Tr
ZIP: 37377
(423) 886-0876
Other
Total Enrollment 1281
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