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Overview

Introduction to Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia

Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa county, is 7 miles SE of Chattanooga, Tennessee and 96 miles NW of Atlanta, Georgia.

Fort Oglethorpe History

Fort Oglethrope has a long history of military rule, as it was once the home to a military facility. By 1946, Fort Oglethrope had become a surplus property and was soon divided and distributed to the public. The city was founded and incorporated in 1949, and became the first city to be established in Georgia in 25 years.

Fort Oglethorpe and nearby Attractions

  • Chattanooga African-American Museum
  • Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
  • Sequoyah Caverns
  • Chattanooga Zoo

Things To Do In Fort Oglethorpe

The Chattanooga Regional History Museum and the Sixth Cavalry Museum are nearby. Local parks and recreational spots include the Chattanooga Zoo at Warner Park, the Tennessee Aquarium and the Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park. Ruby Falls is a popular local spot as well.

Fort Oglethorpe Transportation

Chattanooga Metropolitan is the nearest major airport.

Fort Oglethorpe Higher Education

Local colleges and universities include Fort Oglethorpe by the Covenant College, the Temple Baptist Seminary and the Tennessee Temple University.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,613
Male Share of the Population46.6%
Female Share of the Population53.4%
Senior Citizens20%
Employed Population 16+4,549
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married52.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15%
Median Earnings25+$30,061
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,631
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,832

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,993
% Above Poverty Level83.9%
% Below Poverty Level16.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone32.4%
Median Gross Rent$763
Median House Value$121,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)28.8%
English16.1%
Irish14.7%
German10.7%
Scottish3.5%
French Except Basque2%
Polish1.9%
Italian1.7%
African1.6%
Portuguese1.1%
Welsh1.1%
Dutch0.7%
Croatian0.7%
Swedish0.4%
Turkish0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Australian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Luxemburger0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Fort Oglethorpe Almanac

CategoryValue
County Catoosa County
Standard Zip Codes30742
Phone Area Codes706,762
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude34.95
Approximate Longitude-85.24

Fort Oglethorpe 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
Distance6.7 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
StationLAFAYETTE 5 SW
Distance21.6 miles
Jan Temp29 to 48 F
Apr Temp43 to 71 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp46 to 72 F
Annual Precip58.3 inches
StationDALTON
Distance22.2 miles
Jan Temp30 to 49 F
Apr Temp47 to 72 F
Jul Temp69 to 89 F
Oct Temp49 to 73 F
Annual Precip56.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chickamauga3,122$50,766
Lookout Mountain1,754$113,750
Ringgold4,344$54,427
Rossville4,020$41,857
Tunnel Hill1,056$58,438
Varnell1,816$56,935

Fort Oglethorpe Hospitals

Hutcheson Medical Center
(Government - District/authority)
100 Gross Crescent Circle

Fort Oglethorpe Public Schools

Battlefield Elementary School
2206 Battlefield Pkwy
ZIP: 30742
(706) 866-9183
Primary
Total Enrollment 477
Lakeview-fort Oglethorpe High School
1850 Battlefield Pkwy
ZIP: 30742
(706) 866-0342
High
Total Enrollment 1004
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Historic Fort Oglethorpe

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Post hospital (Chickamauga Park) c1908.

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Post hospital (Chickamauga Park) c1908.

Officers' Row ( Chickamauga Park) between 1900 and 1910

The Barracks (Chickamauga Park) between 1900 and 1910

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