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Welcome to Fort Mountain ...

So far, we have found very little information about Fort Mountain. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Fort Mountain to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Fort Mountain, please Contact Us.


Fort Mountain would have been located within present day Murray County.

The location of Fort Mountain has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Fort Mountain: Ft. Mountain

While the community is gone, the present day location for Fort Mountain is 820 feet [250 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Fort Mountain was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Fort Mountain (for example, toward Mentone (AL)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Fort Mountain would have been located in the (706) and (762)<4> area codes.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fort Mountain. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fort Mountain. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fort Mountain.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Fort Mountain:

Communities near Fort Mountain ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Dalton   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the West (W) of Fort Mountain

Located in Whitfield County

Varnell   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Fort Mountain

Located in Whitfield County

Ellijay   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) of Fort Mountain

Located in Gilmer County

Eton   [Map]

Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of Fort Mountain

Tunnel Hill   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) of Fort Mountain

Located in Whitfield County

Resaca   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Fort Mountain

Located in Gordon County

Cohutta   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Fort Mountain

Located in Whitfield County

East Ellijay   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) of Fort Mountain

Located in Gilmer County

Ranger   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) of Fort Mountain

Located in Gordon County

Crandall   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of Fort Mountain

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Fort Mountain.

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The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Fort Mountain, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fort Mountain - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fort Mountain) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Mountain. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7723, Longitude: -84.7505     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fort Mountain have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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