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City of Fort Oglethorpe


Incorporated1949
Population9263
AddressP.O. Box 5509
Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia 30742
Phone(706) 866-2544
Fax(706) 861-5086
Email
Websitehttp://www.fortogov.com/
CountyCatoosa
Description

Fort Oglethorpe’s history is unique and fascinating, a drama of several wars set in the beauty of the North Georgia woods and streams.

Fort Oglethorpe was a major military outpost during the Spanish-American War, World War I and World War II and is the northern gateway to the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park, an outdoor laboratory of a critical battle and a place of serene natural beauty.

The Fort was famous as the home of the women’s Third WAC Training Center, and some of the courtyard bricks were made by German prisoners of war.

Fort Oglethorpe was incorporated as a city in 1949 and was named in honor of General James Edward Oglethorpe, an officer of the British Army and the first Governor of Georgia.