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Chattamatters: Orchard Knob Stands Tall

Logo for the Orchard Knob neighborhood in Chattanooga.

Orchard Knob is a Chattanooga neighborhood with a rich history.

Once home to many Black professionals, the community today faces challenges.

From Chattamatters, hear from some of the residents of Orchard Knob who explain how they and their neighbors are taking on these obstacles together.


This piece on the voices of Orchard Knob was produced by Mary Helen Montgomery, Ian-Alijah Bey and William Newlin of Chattamatters, a civic storytelling project at The Enterprise Center formed in partnership with the City of Chattanooga.

For a related video and story, visit chattamatters.com.

Ray is the host and producer of Scenic Roots, Mondays - Thursdays at 3 PM on WUTC.