East Ridge: City Profile

East Ridge: City Profile

March 25th, 2012 in Chattanooganow2012

Mike Croucher fishes at the Jack Dickett Memorial Pond at Camp Jordan in East Ridge. Croucher, who fishes about every two weeks, says the pond has catfish, brim and bass.

Photo by Staff Report/Times Free Press.

"You have got incredibly friendly people in this town. And loyal -- we have very loyal customers. One man has come back for over 20 years."

- Mary Bryant, manager of Magoo's Restaurant

Location: Bordered by Chattanooga to the west, north and east and Georgia to the south, East Ridge is the first Hamilton County municipality motorists encounter as they travel Interstate 75 from Georgia to Tennessee.

Size: 8.3 square miles

Founded: 1921

Population: 20,979

Government: Mayor Brent Lambert, five-member city council.

Attraction: With its 275 acres of recreation fields, walking trails and performance centers, Camp Jordan has been dubbed "the pride of East Ridge." The sprawling park attracts tournaments for a range of sports including soccer and softball.

Schools: East Ridge and Spring Creek elementaries, East Ridge Middle School, East Ridge High School.

Famous native: Former U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp.

Fun fact: Anyone interested in the city's history can visit the East Ridge History and Archive at 1510 Tombras Ave.