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Ringgold Incorporated 1847
                                                       The Catoosa County Seat
                                                         Mayor Nick Millwood     Ringgold celebrated its 175th anniversary in 2022.
                                                          Population: 3,580      Surrounded by buildings constructed from the mid-
                                                                                 1800s to the early 20th century, the heart of Ringgold
                                                                                 is its welcoming downtown. (Most of Ringgold’s
                                                                                 downtown buildings were burned in the Civil War,
                                                                                 but the depot, four stores, the Whitman house, Jones
                                                                                 house, and Evans house survived.)
                                                                                                                       Ringgold is named for Major Samuel
                                                                                 Ringgold is a Georgia Main Street, which establishes   Ringgold, the first Army officer killed
                                                                                 leadership with revived economies bringing   in the Mexican-American War. He was
                                                                                 communities together. Ringgold represents one of the   recognized as a national hero and died
                                                                                 stronger central business districts in the Southeast.  months before the town was organized.
              Ringgold                                                           the town’s colorful Dolly Parton mural – painted in   contests, and includes specialty foods, a parade, and
                                                                                 Shoot selfies and pics of your friends and family with
                                                                                 homage to the wedding of Carl Dean and Dolly Parton
                                                                                                                      more during Memorial Day Weekend.
                                                                                 here in 1966.
                                                                                                                      Railroad enthusiasts know Ringgold is where The
                                                                                 Ringgold is forward thinking while embracing its
                                                                                                                      was captured by Confederates during the Great
                                                                                 heritage. The annual 1890s Day Jamboree showcases   General locomotive, stolen by Union soldiers,
                                                                                 Southern gospel and folk bands, clogging and fiddling   Locomotive Chase of 1862.

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