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Catoosa County Historical Markers

Western & Atlantic Depot


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Western & Atlantic Depot
  • Location: Located at the depot on US 41 in Ringgold

WESTERN & ATLANTIC DEPOT

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 at Ringgold, November 27, 1863. It was, as may know seen, repaired with limestone block.

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GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION

1956