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Chickamauga, Ga.
Thursday, March 27, 2014    |   

Location: About 15 miles south of Chattanooga in Walker County, Ga.

Size: 1.8 square miles

Population: 3,101

Incorporated: 1891

Government: The mayor is Ray Crowder, and city council members include Randal Dalton, Shannon Whitfield, Evitte Parrish, Daymon Garrett and Robbie Robertson. The city manager is Micheal Haney.

Schools: Chickamauga Elementary School, Gordon Lee Middle School, Gordon Lee High School

Attractions: The Gordon Lee Mansion was used during the Civil War by Union Army Gen. William Rosecrans for a headquarters just before the Battle of Chickamauga and after the battle became a hospital where many soldiers died of their wounds, according to the city’s historical information. Lee and Gordon’s Mills is among the oldest mills in the state and is situated about two miles from the town center on Chickamauga Creek. The mill was built in 1836 by the same James Gordon who later built Gordon Lee Mansion. Contrary to the mansion, the mill was used during the Civil War as a headquarters by the Confederate Army of Tennessee’s commander Gen. Braxton Bragg. .

Fun Fact: Holland-Watson Veterans Park’s centerpiece is a Huey helicopter mounted on a pedestal. The park is named for Vietnam War veterans Sgt. Eddie H. Holland and Cpl. Thomas A. “Tommy” Watson of Chickamauga.

Famous resident: Former U.S. Rep. Gordon Lee

“I really appreciate the type of people who live here, the hometown feel of the city and I hate to say the ‘Mayberry’ thing, but that’s really the way it is.”

– Kathy Phillips, Chickamauga Florist co-owner