The City of Fort Oglethorpe’s Welcome Center compliments and supports the mission of the Fort Oglethorpe Economic Development and Events Department. The Welcome Center seeks to advance the understanding and appreciation of Fort Oglethorpe’s rich history, curate and interpret relevant historical artifacts, and provide for the informational needs of both residents and visitors.
The City of Fort Oglethorpe Welcome Center will develop our past to support our future.
Welcome Center ~ 10 Barnhardt Circle ~ Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
Open Monday-Friday 10:00am-5:00pm EST
Phone: (706) 841-0339 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A brief history of Fort Oglethorpe:
- 1898 Military training for the Spanish American War began at the Chickamauga Battlefield.
- 1904 the post was dedicated.
- It served as the home for the 3rd, 6th, 7th, 10th, 11th, and 12th cavalries at various times throughout the years.
- During WW1 Camp Greenleaf served as a medical training facility.
- 1917 Fort Oglethorpe housed the largest number of German Prisoners of War in America.
- 1933 Two all black CCC camps were established in Fort Oglethorpe.
- During WW2 Fort Oglethorpe was one of the largest WAC training centers.
- 1946 Fort Oglethorpe was decommissioned as an army post.
- 1949 The City of Fort Oglethorpe was established.