Introduction to Collegedale, Tennessee
Collegedale, Tennessee, in Hamilton county, is 14 miles E of Chattanooga, Tennessee and 97 miles NW of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is conveniently located inside the Chattanooga metropolitan area. There are an estimated 6,514 people in Collegedale.
Collegedale was established as the site of Southern Adventist University in 1916. The university was originally known as Southern Junior College. It was incorporated in 1968 under a city manager government. The first city manager of Collegedale was J. M. Ackerman. Collegedale is home to the McKee Foods Corporation, which manufactures Little Debbie products. It is also home to Collegedale Academy.
Collegedale and nearby Attractions
- Museum Center at 5ive Points
- Houston Museum of Decorative Arts
- Chattanooga African-American Museum
- Red Clay State Park
- Booker T. Washington State Park
- Crown Gardens and Archives
Things To Do In Collegedale
The Robinson Corner Shopping Center and the College Plaza Shopping Center are two popular shopping destinations in the area. Tallant Church is the local church. The Booker T. Washington State Park, Harrison Bay State Park and Red Clay State Park offer multiple facilities for recreation. The Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, the New Echota Cherokee Capital State Historic Site and the Chief Vann House State Historic Site may prove interesting to those hoping to learn more about the area’s history.
Chattanooga Municipal is the nearest airport.
Collegedale Higher Education
Southern Adventist University is the local institution of higher education. Other nearby educational institutions include Lee University, Roane State Community College and Cleveland State Community College.