Welcome to Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia
Located only 5 minutes from Chattanooga, Tennessee, and about 90 minutes north of Atlanta, Georgia, Fort Oglethorpe is a fascinating city with a history rich in local and national color. We were home to the 6th Cavalry and the WAC’s. Generations of Americans serving their country entered or left their service through the gates of our city. Fort Oglethorpe also serves as the entrance to the Chickamauga National Military Park, the oldest and largest of America’s Civil War Parks.
Fort Oglethorpe, Chattanooga, and the Tennessee River Valley, are wonderful places to live, to visit, and to remember. Please enjoy our site and plan to bring your friends and family to visit us soon!
Council Meetings are typically held the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. The public is encouraged to attend.
Upcoming Events and Announcements
VIDEO – Monday, August 26, 2016 Council Meeting:
The Fort Oglethorpe City Council held a regularly scheduled City Council Meeting on Monday, September 26th at 6:00 PM. To visit additional City Council videos, please click on the Government tab on the upper right menu and then click on Council Meetings.
FORT OGLETHORPE POLICE OFFICER JAMES H. CHANDLER, JR REMEMBERED:
Sunday, September 25th marked the 34th anniversary of the death of FOPD Officer James H. Chandler, Jr, who died in the line of duty on September 25, 1982. A shadow box in the City Hall’s museum honors Officer Chandler. In the shadow box, the following note is encased: Our Number is now incomplete, One of our members is missing and we feel a void. On September 25, 1982, Jim was taken from us. His life ended while wearing the blue uniform and Badge of office that he loved so much. In protection of the life and property of others he laid down his life, no complaints to be heard from his dying lips. You have served well, oh Loved one. You shall never have died in vain nor Your dedication and sacrifice forgotten for we your family and friends shall Cherish your memory within our hearts forever. –To see the markers honoring those fire and law enforcement officers who gave their lives while serving our community, visit the City of Fort Oglethorpe Memorial Park next to Walgreens on Battlefield Parkway.
CHRISTMAS AT THE POST:
Christmas at the Post – Fort Oglethorpe’s Christmas Parade and Family Festival, will be held on Saturday, December 10th at 6:00 pm. For a Parade application, click:
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City Hall Address:
500 City Hall Drive
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742