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

Old Stone Presbyterian Church

War Time Hospital

 
 
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By David Seibert, June 26, 2008
1. Old Stone Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription. This Church, organized September 2, 1837, before the Cherokee Indians were removed from this area, was the first church organized by white settlers in the bounds of the present Catoosa County, according to available records. The organizers were a group of Scotch Irish Presbyterians from Tennessee or the Carolinas and the charter members were: Robert Magill, James H. McSpadden, Robert C. Cain, Sarah Black, Alfred McSpadden, Fanny Magill, Susan McSpadden, Winfred Cain, Margaret Cain and Nancy Tipton. This building of sandstone quarried nearby, was erected in 1850 and following the Battle of Ringgold, November 27, 1863, was used as a hospital. Blood stains are still visible on the floor. It remained a Presbyterian Church until about 1920 when it was sold to a Methodist congregation which maintained it for some years. It then passed into private hands and to save it from destruction a group of descendants of the early members raised a fund and purchased it, deeding it to a board of trustees to be used for religious purposes. In recent years it has been used by various denominations.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 023-9.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location.
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By David Seibert, June 26, 2008
2. Old Stone Presbyterian Church
34° 54.363′ N, 85° 4.619′ W. Marker is in Ringgold, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Catoosa Parkway (Georgia Route 2) and U.S. 41, on the right when traveling east on Catoosa Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ringgold GA 30736, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stone Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Stone Church And Catoosa Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Federal Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Trail of Tears Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Cherokee Springs Confederate Hospital (approx. 0.9 miles away); Catoosa Springs Confederate Hospitals (approx. 1.3 miles away); Confederate General Patrick Cleburne's Emancipation Proposal (approx. 1 miles away); General Patrick R. Cleburne Memorial (approx. 1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ringgold.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Old Stone Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2014
3. Old Stone Presbyterian Church Marker
View of the historical marker looking east along the Catoosa Parkway.
Old Stone Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2014
4. Old Stone Presbyterian Church Marker
A distant view view of the historical marker looking west at the intersection of the Catoosa Parkway and US 41.
Old Stone Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2014
5. Old Stone Presbyterian Church Marker
View of the historical marker with the Old Stone Church in the immediate background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,389 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on October 7, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 11, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on August 6, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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