Wildwood, Georgia

Coordinates: 34°57′48.03″N 85°24′41.37″W / 34.9633417°N 85.4114917°W / 34.9633417; -85.4114917
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Wildwood, Georgia
U.S. Post Office in Wildwood, September 2009
U.S. Post Office in Wildwood, September 2009
Wildwood is located in Georgia
Coordinates: 34°57′48.03″N 85°24′41.37″W / 34.9633417°N 85.4114917°W / 34.9633417; -85.4114917
CountryUnited States
 • Total382
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
Area code706
GNIS feature ID333427[1]

Wildwood is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located in the northeastern corner of Dade County, Georgia, United States.[1] It was first listed as a CDP in the 2020 census with a population of 382.[2]


The community is close to the Tennessee state line and the Chattanooga city limits, and is considered part of the Chattanooga metropolitan area. It sits in the diagonal valley between Sand Mountain and Lookout Mountain, which runs through all of Dade County and is home to most of its population. According to the 2000 Census, the 30757 Zip Code Tabulation Area had a population of 1,923---accounting for approximately 12% of Dade County's population of 16,040.[3] The noted Southern humorist George Washington Harris (1814–1869) is buried in the Brock Cemetery in Wildwood, GA. Although he was considered one of the seminal writers of Southern humor and greatly influenced the literary works of Mark Twain, William Faulkner, and Flannery O'Connor, his grave was not officially identified and marked with a monument until 2008. Across the street from Brock Cemetery in Wildwood is Belvedere Plantation c. 1835, the oldest of the few remaining antebellum homes in the metro-Chattanooga area.

The northern terminus of Interstate 59 with Interstate 24 is found in the community. Via I-24, downtown Chattanooga is 11 mi (18 km) northeast, and Nashville, Tennessee is 127 mi (204 km) northwest. Via I-59, Birmingham, Alabama is 138 mi (222 km) southwest.


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

2020 census[edit]

Wildwood CDP, Georgia – Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2020[5] % 2020
White alone (NH) 320 83.77%
Black or African American alone (NH) 7 1.83%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 0 0.00%
Asian alone (NH) 15 3.93%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 2 0.52%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 0 0.00%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 16 4.19%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 22 5.76%
Total 382 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.

See also[edit]

flag Georgia (U.S. state) portal


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Wildwood
  2. ^ "Wildwood CDP, Georgia". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 7, 2022.
  3. ^ U.S. Census Bureau
  4. ^ "Decennial Census of Population and Housing by Decades". US Census Bureau.
  5. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE – 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) – Wildwood CDP, Georgia". United States Census Bureau.

External links[edit]

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