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Ringgold in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Catoosa County

 
 
Catoosa County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 21, 2009
1. Catoosa County Marker
Inscription.  Created December 5, 1853, the county has an Indian name. Ringgold bears the name of Major Samuel Ringgold, who died of wounds received at the Mexican War battle of Palo Alto in 1846.

Taylor’s Ridge, visible for miles, is named for the Indian chief Richard Taylor.

Catoosa Springs, four miles to the east, and Gordon Springs, ten miles south, were colorful ante-bellum summer resorts.

The bloody Chickamauga battle was fought seven miles to the west, the battlefield now being a National Military Park.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 023-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 54.964′ N, 85° 6.64′ W. Marker is in Ringgold, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Nashville Street (U.S. 41) 0 miles west of Jail Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker is on the Catoosa Courthouse lawn. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ringgold GA 30736, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Catoosa County Marker at the Catoosa County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 21, 2009
2. Catoosa County Marker at the Catoosa County Courthouse
. Confederate Hospitals (here, next to this marker); Catoosa County War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Flame of Freedom (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Chickamauga (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Actions At Ringgold (about 700 feet away); The Whitman House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Western & Atlantic Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Evans House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ringgold.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USNatural FeaturesPolitical SubdivisionsWar, US Civil
 
Catoosa County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 21, 2009
3. Catoosa County Courthouse
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,356 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 23, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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