Lookout Mountain, Ga., offers mountain view and tranquility

Lookout Mountain, Ga., offers mountain view and tranquility

June 1st, 2016 by Yolanda Putman in FYI - 2015

Covenant College was once Lookout Mountain Hotel which was built in 1927 on top of the mountain in Dade Co.

Photo by Sean McRae Loftin

A man walks to the entrance of Point Park on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, in Lookout Mountain, Tenn.

A man walks to the entrance of Point...

Photo by Doug Strickland /Times Free Press.

Location: On the Eastern edge of Lookout Mountain, just west of downtown Chattanooga.

Size: Lookout Mountain is a nearly 100-mile long extension of the Cumberland Plateau, south of the Tennessee River. The town of Lookout Mountain, Ga., adjoins the town of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., just across the state line.

Population: 1,929

Government: David S. Bennett is mayor. The town has a council-manager form of local government.

School: Fairyland Elementary

Median household income: $102,727

Landmarks: Rock City, with its view of seven states

Best-kept secret: The Allman Brothers recorded their 1980 album, "Angeline," at a recording studio in Lookout Mountain.

Fun Fact: The 1928-built Lookout Mountain Hotel, also known as Castle in the Clouds, attracted some of the nation's elites. Legend has it that Eddie Fisher and Liz Taylor honeymooned there and Marilyn Monroe was a visitor. The hotel is now part of the Covenant College campus.

Most famous resident: Joe McGinness, a two-time winner of the Boston Marathon (1978, 1979) in his age group, 60-plus, and a founding member of the Chattanooga Track Club.

Quote: "The thing that I like best is that it's quiet and peaceful.

— Valerie Durham, Lookout Mountain resident