The City of Fort Oglethorpe will hold a regular scheduled Council Meeting on Monday, October 12th at 6:00 PM.  The public is invited to attend.  To view the Agenda, please click on the button below:

Census takers will be in our community for the next several weeks knocking on doors and assisting those who have not submitted their 2020 Census online with their response. This is VERY important to our community.  Please click on the image below for information on how to identify a Census taker at your door.


Make Sure You Count!

The 2020 Census count is going on right now.  The success of the 2020 Census depends on all Americans. Everyone can answer the Census from the comfort and safety of your home either online, over the phone, or through the mail.

  • It’s quick and easy. The 2020 Census questionnaire will take about 10 minutes to complete.
  • It’s safe, secure, and confidential. Your information and privacy are protected.
  • Your response helps to direct billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities for schools, roads, and other public services.
  • Results from the 2020 Census will be used to determine the number of seats each state has in Congress and your political representation at all levels of government.

Click on the following link to get started:


Interactive Census Map


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 is taking every possible precaution to protect the health of our citizens as well as our employees during this time.
March 19th: Parks and Recreation Department

The Fort Oglethorpe Parks and Recreation Department has announced that all baseball and softball program activities have been suspended until further notice. The following facilities are either closed or unable to be rented until further notice:

Baseball and softball complex at Barnhardt Circle
Constitution Hall
Fort Oglethorpe City Gym and Fieldhouse
Gilbert Stephenson Park Large Pavilion
Gilbert Stephenson Park Playground (currently under construction)
March 19th: Building Department

In an effort to protect our citizens, customers and our personnel from possible exposure to the coronavirus, the Building Department is asking that whenever possible, you utilize our Building Portal at or go to our Building Forms page at and print and fill out your form. Forms can then be dropped in the Water Drop Box outside of City Hall.

For general information go to:
U. S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Brochure – Symptoms and how to Protect Infection

For more detailed information go to:

Georgia Department of Public Health

U. S. Center for Disease Control Situation Summary


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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