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Little Kennesaw Mountain is a mountain in Cobb County, Georgia, northwest of Marietta and south of Kennesaw. It is a sub-peak of Kennesaw Mountain, the site of the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain in the 1864 Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War.

Little Kennesaw Mountain
Little Kennesaw Mountain viewed from Kennesaw Mountain, April 2017 (cropped).jpg
Little Kennesaw Mountain, viewed from Kennesaw Mountain
Highest point
Elevation1610 ft (491 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence140 ft (43 m) [1]
Parent peakKennesaw Mountain
Coordinates33°58′14″N 84°35′13″W / 33.9706572°N 84.5868779°W / 33.9706572; -84.5868779Coordinates: 33°58′14″N 84°35′13″W / 33.9706572°N 84.5868779°W / 33.9706572; -84.5868779[2]
Little Kennesaw Mountain is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Little Kennesaw Mountain
Little Kennesaw Mountain
Parent rangeAppalachian Ridges
Topo mapUSGS Marietta
Easiest routeTrail hike

The defensive-minded Confederate general Joseph E. Johnston constructed a series of trenches from Kennesaw Mountain to Kolb Farm to prevent or delay Union general William T. Sherman's approach towards Atlanta, Georgia. For the purpose of defending the Confederate line, the Confederates constructed Fort McBride here, but Little Kennesaw Mountain experienced only skirmishes, with most of the fighting occurring to the south. Now a part of Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, the mountain is part of a popular trail that strings from Burnt Hickory Road to the park visitor center, traversing Pigeon Hill and both mountains.


  1. ^ a b "National Elevation Dataset". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2014-08-08.
  2. ^ "Little Kennesaw Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-06-05.

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