Ooltewah, a small town established in 1856, is located in the Savannah Valley, equal distance between Chattanooga and Cleveland in Tennessee. It was an important rail junction, laid out upon the completion of the Hiawassee, or East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad.
Shortly after, Pleasant Grove
Baptist Church was founded by early settlers prior to the Civil War, starting
in 1861. It was located near Snow Hill and Mountainview Roads. During the war
years (1861-1865), most churches ceased operation because the Union troops took
shelter in church buildings. Some of the churches had their floors removed so
that the troops could stable their horses, while others served as