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Lookout Mountain as seen from Straight Gut and Old LaFayette Road in Rock Spring
Lookout Mountain from Rock Spring.
Country USA
State Georgia
County Walker County
 • Total 891

Rock Spring is a unincorporated community and census-designated place located in northwest Georgia, United States, approximately 14 miles (23 km) south of Chattanooga, Tennessee. It is in Walker County which resides in Georgia's 14th congressional district. Rock Spring is included in the Chattanooga, TN-GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

It first appeared as a CDP in the 2020 Census with a population of 891.


The nearest major city is Chattanooga, and the nearest incorporated cities are Chickamauga and La Fayette, a few minutes away. From Rock Spring it takes roughly twenty minutes to drive to the Chattanooga city limits, and about thirty-five minutes for downtown Chattanooga. Nissin Brake Georgia [1], a major casting, machining and assembly facility established in 2002, is the largest employer in Rock Spring. There is also a Georgia Department of Driver Services branch in the community. Rock Spring Elementary School, Saddle Ridge Elementary, and Saddle Ridge Middle School serves the community as part of the Walker County School District.


Northwest Georgia has a significant history tied to the Civil War. The Battle of Chickamauga was fought in the Chickamauga area, and was one of the major battles of the war. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park spans over 9000 acres and is located in nearby Chickamauga.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 891
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Rock Spring CDP, Georgia – Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2020 % 2020
White alone (NH) 818 91.81%
Black or African American alone (NH) 14 1.57%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 0 0.00%
Asian alone (NH) 6 0.67%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 2 0.22%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 7 0.79%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 39 4.38%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 5 0.56%
Total 891 100.00%

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.

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