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Welcome to Fort Oglethorpe ...

The city of Fort Oglethorpe is primarily located in Catoosa County<1>. A portion of Fort Oglethorpe extends into Walker County.

A typical abbreviation for Fort Oglethorpe: Ft. Oglethorpe

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Fort Oglethorpe has a population of 9,946 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Fort Oglethorpe.

Fort Oglethorpe is 750 feet [229 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Fort Oglethorpe lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Fort Oglethorpe (for example, toward New Hope (TN)), you will soon leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Area codes for Fort Oglethorpe: (706) & (762)<4>

The ZIP code for Fort Oglethorpe: 30742<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fort Oglethorpe had an population of 9,946 people. This is an increase of 7.37% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fort Oglethorpe had a population of 9,263 people (or 14.49% of the total population of Catoosa County). This makes Fort Oglethorpe the county's most populous community.

The population of Fort Oglethorpe represents 0.1% of the population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 82nd most populous community.

More information can be found on the Census Page for Fort Oglethorpe.

Communities near Fort Oglethorpe ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Fort Oglethorpe.

  • Chattanooga [Hamilton County]
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    • Chattanooga [Hamilton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Fort Oglethorpe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 184,742 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chattanooga
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chattanooga<7>
  • East Brainerd [Hamilton County]
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    • East Brainerd [Hamilton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Fort Oglethorpe
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Brainerd have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Middle Valley Estates [Hamilton County]
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    • Middle Valley Estates [Hamilton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Fort Oglethorpe
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 12,684 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middle Valley Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middle Valley Estates
  • Red Bank [Hamilton County]
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    • Red Bank [Hamilton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Fort Oglethorpe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,881 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bank
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Bank<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Collegedale [Hamilton County]
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      • Collegedale [Hamilton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Fort Oglethorpe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,400 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collegedale have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collegedale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collegedale<7>
    • Signal Mountain [Hamilton County]
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      • Signal Mountain [Hamilton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Fort Oglethorpe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,640 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Signal Mountain<7>
    • Signal Terrace [Hamilton County]
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      • Signal Terrace [Hamilton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Fort Oglethorpe
      • Estimated population in 2014: 8,519 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Signal Terrace have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Harrison Ferry [Hamilton County]
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      • Harrison Ferry [Hamilton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Fort Oglethorpe
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 7,769 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrison Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • LaFayette [Walker County]
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      • LaFayette [Walker County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Fort Oglethorpe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,508 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on LaFayette
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for LaFayette<7>
    • Thompsonville [Walker County]
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      • Thompsonville [Walker County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Fort Oglethorpe
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,528 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thompsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompsonville

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fort Oglethorpe. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fort Oglethorpe.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fort Oglethorpe. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Fort Oglethorpe.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fort Oglethorpe. See our Newspapers Page for Fort Oglethorpe.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fort Oglethorpe ...

Looking for more information about Fort Oglethorpe? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Fort Oglethorpe, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Fort Oglethorpe.

Adding Fort Oglethorpe to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Fort Oglethorpe in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Fort Oglethorpe was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1915.

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Fort Oglethorpe on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fort Oglethorpe. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Catoosa County: www.catoosa.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Catoosa, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fort Oglethorpe.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fort Oglethorpe - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Fort Oglethorpe). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fort Oglethorpe or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fort Oglethorpe) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fort Oglethorpe. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort OglethorpeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Oglethorpe. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9490, Longitude: -85.2572    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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