Catoosa County

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About Catoosa County

  • Contained by: Georgia
  • Time zone(s): UTC-5
  • Events: Battle of Chickamauga

Catoosa County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on December 5, 1853. As of the 2010 census, the population was 63,942. The county seat is Ringgold. Catoosa County is part of the Chattanooga, TN–GA Metropolitan Statistical Area. Shawn Mullins' 2010 album Light You Up included a song titled "Catoosa County", a semi-fictional account of the Civil War conflicts that took place in the county. On April 27, 2011 a devastating tornado touched down in Ringgold and Catoosa County, leaving a path of severe destruction. According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 162.66 square miles (421.3 km), of which 162.23 square miles (420.2 km) (or 99.74%) is land and 0.44 square miles (1.1 km) (or 0.27%) is water. At the outbreak of the Civil War many men from Catoosa County enlisted in the Confederate army. They joined units in the surrounding counties as well as the following units organized in Catoosa County: War would come to Catoosa County soon enough. Many area homes would become hospitals and treat wounded soldiers from all over. These included hospitals at Catoosa Springs, Cherokee Springs, the Old Stone Church and many other locations. The

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