Chattooga Academy is believed to be one of the oldest school buildings in Georgia. It cost about $815 to build and opened in 1837 with an enrollment of 15 boys and 37 girls.
During the Civil War, the academy served as Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg’s headquarters from September 10-17, 1863. Bragg reportedly prepared for the Battle of Chickamauga under a large oak tree in front of the building. A storm destroyed Bragg’s Oak in the 1920’s.
You can still tour the building.