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Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia

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

A typical abbreviation for Fort Oglethorpe: Ft. Oglethorpe

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Fort Oglethorpe has a population of 9,831 people<1> (see below for details).

Fort Oglethorpe is 750 feet [229 m] above sea level.<2>.

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)<3>

The ZIP code for Fort Oglethorpe: 30742<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fort Oglethorpe had a population of 9,263 people (which is 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 total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 82nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,263 people, the population of Fort Oglethorpe increased 33.47% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,940 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Fort Oglethorpe had an population of 9,831 people. This is an increase of 6.13% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 41.66% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Fort Oglethorpe ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Fort Oglethorpe and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<5>.

Community   2017
LaFayette   [Map]   7,198   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Ringgold   [Map]   3,584   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Chattanooga (TN)   [Map]   179,139   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Collegedale (TN)   [Map]   11,659   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
East Brainerd (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Harrison Ferry (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fort Oglethorpe. We make it easy to see an overhead 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 Oglethorpe. 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 Oglethorpe.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Fort Oglethorpe. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fort Oglethorpe.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fort Oglethorpe - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Fort Oglethorpe.

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<4>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).

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

If you need the driving distance, 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort Oglethorpe

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Oglethorpe. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9490, Longitude: -85.2572     [Map].

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Fort Oglethorpe.


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