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

Western & Atlantic Depot

 
 
Western & Atlantic Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 26, 2008
1. Western & Atlantic Depot Marker
Inscription. This is the only depot between Atlanta and Chattanooga that has been in continuous use since May 9, 1850, when the first train ran over this end of the line. Previous to the coming of the W & A to 'Cherokee Georgia,' the nearest market was Augusta, 3 weeks away by ox wagon. In the early 1850s Ringgold was a bigger market than Chattanooga and large quantities of wheat were shipped from this depot. Built in 1849 of local sandstone, with walls 14 inches thick, the building was badly damaged by Hooker's guns during the Battle of Ringgold, November 27, 1863. It was, as may be seen, repaired with limestone blocks.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 023-8.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 54.912′ N, 85° 6.467′ W. Marker is in Ringgold, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Nashville Street (U.S. 41) and Depot Street, on the right when traveling north on Nashville Street. Touch for map. In front of the depot, facing Depot Street at US 41/GA 2 (Nashville Street) in Ringgold. Marker is in this post office area: Ringgold GA 30736, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Western & Atlantic Depot image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 26, 2008
2. Western & Atlantic Depot
within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Chickamauga (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Actions At Ringgold (approx. 0.2 miles away); Catoosa County War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Hospitals (approx. 0.2 miles away); Catoosa County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Flame of Freedom (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Whitman House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ringgold Gap (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ringgold.
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
The Depot is now the Visitor Information Center image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, April 15, 2010
3. The Depot is now the Visitor Information Center
Station Name image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, April 15, 2010
4. Station Name
Western & Atlantic Railroad Depot image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, April 15, 2010
5. Western & Atlantic Railroad Depot
This is the view of the tracks next to the depot, and the area beyond, looking towards the East.
Western & Atlantic Railroad Depot image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, April 15, 2010
6. Western & Atlantic Railroad Depot
The railroad tracks next to the depot. This view is looking towards the South.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,633 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 16, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 25, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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