Western & Atlantic Depot

Western & Atlantic Depot (HM5V1)

Location: Ringgold, GA 30736 Catoosa County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 54.912', W 85° 6.467'

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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 of Ringgold, November 27, 1863. It was, as may be seen, repaired with limestone blocks.
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HM NumberHM5V1
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number023-8
Year Placed1955
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 3:27am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 672856 N 3865273
Decimal Degrees34.91520000, -85.10778333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 54.912', W 85° 6.467'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 54' 54.72" N, 85° 6' 28.02" W
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Area Code(s)706, 423
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7849 GA-3, Ringgold GA 30736, US
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