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023-8, Western and Atlantic Depot
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Harelips
N 34° 54.918 W 085° 06.472
16S E 672848 N 3865284
Quick Description: This depot is located as you enter Ringgold on US 41 near the Ringgold Gap.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 11/25/2006 6:55:49 PM
Waymark Code: WMZNA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
Views: 47

Long Description:
“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.”

Source of Information: Georgia Historical Markers
Type of Marker: Building

Marker #: GHM 023-8

Date: 1955

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Commission

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