Lost Mountain, Georgia

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Lost Mountain is an unincorporated community in Cobb County, in the U.S. state of Georgia.[1]


This northwest Atlanta suburb takes its name from a summit of the same name near the original town site.[2] A variant name is "Lost Mountain Crossroads."[1] A post office called Lost Mountain was established in 1848, and remained in operation until 1902.[3]

The community's name derives from an old Cherokee legend. The legend, known to have several versions, all have a similar theme. A chief has a daughter that is lost in the woods around the mountain leading him to grieve the rest of his life and he names the hill "Lost Mountain" for that is the place she was last seen.[4]

Lost Mountain - panoramio.jpg

The Lost Mountain store is a major landmark for the area, It has gone from the only store to a relic from another time stuck in the middle of the present day shopping centers of suburban Atlanta and yet it stands as it has since 1881.[5]

Proposed City of Lost Mountain[edit]

On May 22, 2022, a ballot measure failed that would have led to the incorporation of the City of Lost Mountain.[6]


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lost Mountain
  2. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 136. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  4. ^ "The story of Lost Mountain".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "Old lost mountain store".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ Johnson, Larry Felton (2022-05-26). "Rushed and skeptical voters give thumbs down to three proposed Cobb cities". Cobb County Courier. Retrieved 2022-08-13.

Coordinates: 33°56′26″N 84°42′09″W / 33.94056°N 84.70250°W / 33.94056; -84.70250