Signal Mountain is a town located in the Chattanooga metro area of Hamilton County, in Southeast Tennessee. It is west and slightly north of Chattanooga.
Signal Mountain is located 7.8 miles northwest of Chattanooga, 99 miles southwest of Knoxville, 108 miles southeast of Nashville, and 109 miles northwest of Atlanta, GA.
Signal Mountain has a total area of 6.7 square miles. None of the area is covered with water. The town sits at an altitude of 1790 feet above sea level, with some spectacular views of the surrounding area. The most dramatic natural features of the area are the mountains, the natural forest area, the Tennessee River and the Tennessee River Gorge. Signal Point is at one end of the Tennessee River Gorge segment of the Cumberland Trail.
In the Signal Mountain community, educational, health and social services provide 24.2% of the employment; professional, scientific, management, administrative services provide 15.2%; and finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing provide 11.8%.
The median household income in the town is $60,633 and the average per capita income is $33,603. The average time to travel to work is 25.1 minutes and unemployment is 5.1%
In the fall, you can enjoy driving up the mountain to see the beautiful multi-colored foliage of the old oak trees. Another popular stop at that time of year is Fairmount Orchard. When the apples have been picked they prepare hundreds of gallons of fresh apple cider. You can stop in for a cup and even take some home.
Signal Point National Park overlooks the well-known “grand canyon” on the Tennessee River. Signal Point received its name because of its use during the Civil War to relay messages to Cameron Hill and Lookout Mountain.
Corner Gallery displays and sells folk art, and work by local artists. It has some clever and unusual pieces. The Mountain Opry is a favorite place for music lovers, featuring bluegrass and old-time acoustic music.
You can visit nearby Chattanooga and take a ride down the river on the Southern Belle. For any questions on the Signal Mountain community call me at 423-488-1882 or Contact Me Here.