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Fort Oglethorpe

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Incorporated Date: 
January 1, 1949
Population: 
9,263
Total Area: 
1.3 sq mi
Contact Information
500 City Hall Dr.
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
Phone Number: 
(706) 866-2544
Fax Number: 
(706)-858-4451

Incorporated in 1949, Fort Oglethorpe honors James Edward Oglethorpe, Georgia's founder.

Fort Oglethorpe's history is unique and fascinating, a drama of several wars set in the beauty of the North Georgia woods and streams. During the Spanish-American War, World War I and World War II, the city served as a major military outpost. Today, it 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.