Talk:Ooltewah, Tennessee

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Is an Ogg Vorbis file really the most appropriate file type for the pronunciation? Most computers don't have the necessary software to play a file in this format.

I was born in and been around Ooltewah for 54 years. My family has been here for over 100 (both paternal and maternal). The L in Ooltewah is NOT SILENT it is pronounced. The recorded pronunciation is not correct. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 96.4.231.55 (talk) 15:13, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

As one of those who grew up in Ooltewah, the meaning of the town's name was always understood to be "Owl's Nest." The Honors Golf Course, situs of the plaque and the caddy shack mentioned in the article, was built by a concern that was not from the area. "Resting Place" certainly sounds a bit more upscale as may suit the needs of this posh golf course, but it is strange that the natives of Ooltewah would most likely raise an eyebrow at that particular etymology. Teo del Fuego — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.66.171.213 (talkcontribs) 04:57, 18 October 2007

88% population decline[edit]

The population of Ooltewah fell from 5,681 (2000 census) to just 687 (2010). That's about an 88% decline. What happened? Kestenbaum (talk) 02:53, 1 November 2013 (UTC)