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Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene Announces Catoosa County Photo Contest Winner and "Get to Know Northwest Georgia Series"

June 5, 2021

I'm so excited to announce the "Get to Know Northwest Georgia Series." Included in the series each week will be the District 14 photo competition winners, information regarding the county, historical landmarks, and things to do while visiting!

This week we will be highlighting Catoosa County!

Winners of the Catoosa County Photo Contest:

Image
Catoosa County Cannon

 

Brian St. John

 

Location of Photograph

Chickamauga Battlefield

 

From the Photographer

"In my early days using film as my medium. I went hiking in the battlefield and came across these cannons. When I got a computer and scanner, I scanned the original photo and made it into a digital format."

 

 Honorable Mention:

 

Image
Catoosa tree

Shaunna Henry

 

Location of Photograph

Chickamauga Battlefield in Fort Oglethorpe Georgia

 

From the Photographer

"The park has some of the most beautiful views. I love the nature that has been preserved there. This is a recent photo I took while visiting the park."

 

 Get to Know Catoosa County

 

Founded: 1853

 

Population: 67,580

 

Largest City: Fort Oglethorpe

 

County Seat: Ringgold

 

County Website: https://www.catoosa.com/

 

Historical Landmarks:

  • 6th Calvary Museum: The 6th Cavalry Museum preserves the rich military history of the “Fighting Sixth” Cavalry, stationed at The Post at Fort Oglethorpe 1919 - 1942. Address: 6 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742

 

  • Barnhardt Circle: Barnhardt Circle in Fort Oglethorpe was once home to the 6th Cavalry post. When completed in 1904, it was said to be the "Largest and Finest" Cavalry Post in the United States. Address: 6 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742

 

  • Chickamauga Battlefield: The Chickamauga Battlefield is the oldest and largest military park in the United States, founded in 1890 to commemorate the 1863 Battle of Chickamauga, the second largest engagement of the U.S. Address: Visitor Center, 3370 Lafayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742

 

  • Major General Patrick Cleburne: In General Patrick Cleburne's honor, a statue was erected on U.S. 41 Highway just east of downtown Ringgold to commemorate the Battle of Ringgold Gap and the beginning of the Atlanta Campaign.

 

  • Old Stone Museum: Built in 1849 as a Presbyterian church, the Old Stone Church in Ringgold was used as a hospital for both Confederate and Union Troops wounded in the Battle of Ringgold and as a stable by the Union. Address: Corner of US Hwy 41 & GA Hwy 2 Ringgold, GA 30736.

 

  • Ringgold Depot: Ringgold Depot is a beautifully restored rail depot in the heart of Downtown Ringgold, Georgia.

 

  • The General Locomotive Chase Monument: Approximately 1 mile north of the Ringgold Depot on the former Western & Atlantic Rail line, a monument marks the final stop of the great Locomotive Chase that began in April of 1862.

 

Things to do in Catoosa County:

  • Boyd's Speedway: A 1/3-mile banked clay oval track has been hosting racers since 1952, including several NASCAR legends such as the Allisons and the Pettys making laps and scoring victories here

 

  • Georgia Winery: Established in 1983, the Georgia Winery is the first of its kind in Georgia and is the only winery in the North Georgia and Chattanooga area. Serving as a pioneer in the farm winemaking industry, Georgia Winery has lead other vineyards.

 

  • Lake Winnie Amusement Park: For 90 years, Lake Winnie Amusement Park has offered fun for all ages. Lake Winnepesaukah features 40 rides designed with the entire family’s enjoyment in mind. The lake is recognized by Travel and Leisure Magazine as one of America’s Top 10 Family Amusement Parks.

Thank you for everyone who submitted photos! Come see fabulous Catoosa County! You won't regret it!