Catoosa County

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Catoosa County is named for Catoosa Springs, which were located near Ringgold and were named after a Cherokee word meaning “small mountain”.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Hamilton County, Tennessee

E – Whitfield County 

S – Walker County

W – Walker County

 

Created:  December 5, 1853                  Map of Georgia highlighting Catoosa County

County Seat: 

Ringgold  1853 – present

 

County Courthouse – Ringgold 

 

Location:  7694 Nashville Street / Maple Street

Built:  1939 – 1940

Style:  Colonial Revival

Architect:  Crutchfield & Law

Contractor:  Barrett Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Ringgold. The north front has a projecting center section with framed recessed entrance on the first story and flanked by double pilasters. At the roof line is a pediment. On the center of the roof is a square white colored cupola. The building was constructed under the Public Works Administration. The building is connected on the south side to the Justice Building.

 

County Justice Building – Ringgold 

 

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Location:  875 Lafayette Street / Maple Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Ringgold. The south front has a central recessed entrance on the first story with a one story wing extending south on the west side.  The second story has a long horizontal window. The roof line is flat. The building is connected to the courthouse on the north side.

 

History:  The first courthouse was a two story brick structure built in Ringgold in 1856. A third story was added for the Masonic Lodge. The building was torn down in 1939. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1939 t0 1940.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Ringgold

 

 

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County Justice Center – Ringgold

 

 

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Photos taken 2013