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Catoosa County


       S      un-splashed valleys and the gracious hills of Catoosa County   The development of the Western & Atlantic Railroad elevated Ringgold as

              surround our way of life here on the Georgia-Tennessee state line.
                                                          a key train depot in the South around 1849. The quiet “crossroads” village
                                                          quickly became a bustling destination. Back then, Catoosa’s entrepreneurs
              The county’s approximately 70,000 residents enjoy our small-town
              vibe and the proximity to the larger cities of Chattanooga and Atlanta.
        Catoosa County is named for nearby Catoosa Springs, which inspired a   established mills, saloons, and markets.
                                                          These days, the area’s beautiful rivers, hiking and biking trails, and
        destination mineral spa resort in the 1840s. This part of North Georgia   progressive and historic places of interest continue to stoke the tourism
        holds the ancestral lands of the Cherokee nation, who revered this area’s   industry, along with remarkable strengths in manufacturing and retail growth.
        abundant resources of flowing water and wild game. Catoosa County was
        officially incorporated in 1853 and today the county has approximately
        25 historical landmarks.
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