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.

The City of Fort Oglethorpe has been awarded a $3M grant to improve the streetscape of LaFayette Road from the Chickamauga Battlefield entrance to Battlefield Parkway.  Click on the map below to be directed to the Lafayette Road Streetscape page.





Click on the link below to visit any current surplus available for auction:

City Hall Address:
500 City Hall Drive
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
Phone: 706-866-2544
Fax: 706-861-5086

Upcoming Events and Announcements


The City of Fort Oglethorpe will hold a regular scheduled Council Meeting on Monday, August 13th at 6:00 PM.  The public is invited and encouraged to attend.


The pool opened on May 26, 2018. It will be open Tuesday through Sunday from 12 PM to 6 PM through Labor Day. After Labor Day, the pool will be open on weekends only. One-day admission tickets and season passes may be purchased at the pool. We look forward to seeing you there!

One-Day Admission: $5
Individual Season Pass: $75
Family Season Pass (City resident): $150
Family Season Pass (Non-City resident): $225
Two-Hour Pool Rental (Private Party): $200

View the new Spring Tree Talks Newsletter.  Special about the City of Fort Oglethorpe is on page 3.



For more information regarding the Fort Oglethorpe Veterans and Citizens Council, please click HERE to find us on our Facebook page.



Don’t miss out on your opportunity to support Honor Park, a tribute to Those Who Serve, by purchasing a paver in honor of a person who served our great nation.












Congratulations to Corporal Zane Gleaves for being name Firefighter of the Year by VFW 3679. Corporal Gleaves joined the Fort Oglethorpe Fire Department’s explorer program as a high school student, pursued employment after graduation, and is moving up through the department. Corporal Gleaves demonstrates an outstanding work ethic and has a passion for community service.


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Contact Us

City Hall Address:
500 City Hall Drive
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
Phone: 706-866-2544
Fax: 706-861-5086