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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.

People

Total Population 8,456
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 22.2%
Employed Population 16+ 3,694
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 65.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 62.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $112,808
% Above Poverty Level 98.8%
% Below Poverty Level 1.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 11.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 20.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,585
Median House Value $305,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.7%
US/American 0%
English 21.4%
Irish 14.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Signal Mountain Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles N of Chattanooga, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 108 miles SE of Nashville, Tennessee
County Hamilton
Metro Area Chattanooga
Standard Zip Codes 37377
Phone Area Codes 423
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.122
Longitude -85.343

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)

Station CHATTANOOGA AP
Distance 10.2 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 49 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 72 F
Annual Precip 54.5 inches
Station BRIDGEPORT 5 NW
Distance 27.6 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 48 F
Apr Temp 44 to 72 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 62.5 inches
Station DAYTON 2 SE
Distance 30.7 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 46 F
Apr Temp 44 to 70 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 70 F
Annual Precip 58.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chattanooga 174,483 $51,950
East Ridge 21,275 $48,996
Lookout Mountain 1,871 $135,417
Powells Crossroads 1,359 $65,833
Red Bank 11,793 $46,623
Whitwell 1,978 $34,605

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Signal Mountain Public Libraries

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

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