|The Gregarious Roadtripper
Even before the opening of I-75, Catoosa County has been the “Gateway to Georgia,” since it is also the
starting point for the Georgia portion of U.S. Highway 27, a north-south route that stretches from Indiana south
through Florida. This is the ideal route for getting off the beaten path and exploring Catoosa County and Northwest
Georgia. Just at the city limits of Rossville on the Georgia and Tennessee state line, Highway 27 in Georgia begins
almost unceremoniously along the ridges of the Cumberland Plateau, just at the junction where Lookout Mountain rises
to the clouds. But it is here that the historic highway practically does a ceremonious 180-degree turn into a place
that stirs whimsy and nostalgia for the open road.