Catoosa County

Catoosa County was originally part of Walker and Whitfield counties. Designated in 1853, its name reflects a prominent landmark, Catoosa Springs. Ringgold, the county seat, is named for Major Samuel Ringgold who died in the first engagement of the Mexican War. A large preserve at the site of the Battle of Chickamauga during the Civil War is in Catoosa County. Some 56,000 Union troops and 67,000 Confederates waged one of the bloodiest campaigns there, with over 34,000 casualties about equally distributed on both sides. Although the Confederate forces finally prevailed, it was called "a victory from which the Confederacy never recovered."

Contact Information

Address 800 Lafayette Street, Ringgold GA 30736
Telephone 706.965.2500
Fax 706.965.5107

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Catoosa County Census Data from U.S. Census
Other Data Sets County QuickFacts from the U.S. Census Bureau
Georgia Encyclopedia County Page from The New Georgia Encyclopedia
Wages & Salaries Local Government Wage and Salary Survey from DCA
Labor Market Georgia Labor Market Explorer & Analysis
Sales Tax Sales and Property Tax Rates from DOR
Hotel/Motel Tax Hotel/Motel Tax Report from DCA

Statistics and Rates

2008 Population 62825 (State Rank: 36)
Incorporated Millage Rage 5.374
Unincorporated Millage Rate 5.374
County Bond 0
School Maintenance/Operations 16.773
School Bond 0
Total Incorporated 22.147
Total Unincorporated 22.147


County Officials