Ooltewah, Tennessee

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Ooltewah (About this sound hear it ) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 5,681 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Chattanooga, TN–GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Ooltewah was once the county seat of James County, a former Tennessee county which went bankrupt in 1919 and was subsequently incorporated into Hamilton County. The former James County Courthouse located in the square in downtown Ooltewah is the community's major landmark.[3] It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

On November 24,1863 the 4th Michigan Cavalry entered Ooltewah and captured 17 Confederates including 2 Officers and destroyed a train of 4 wagons. On the next day the 25th they destroyed the Ooltewah railroad bridge, burned 4,000 pounds of flour and captured a Confederate Lieutenant- Colonel before moving on to Cleveland, Tn before night fall.


Ooltewah is located at 35°4′1″N 85°4′53″W / 35.06694°N 85.08139°W / 35.06694; -85.08139 (35.066834, -85.081421)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.7 square miles (19.8 km²), all of it land.


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