Catoosa County, Georgia
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|Catoosa County, Georgia|
Catoosa County Courthouse
Location in the state of Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
|Largest city||Fort Oglethorpe|
162.66 sq mi (421 km²)
162.23 sq mi (420 km²)
0.44 sq mi (1 km²), .27%
328/sq mi (127/km²)
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 162.66 square miles (421.3 km2), of which 162.23 square miles (420.2 km2) (or 99.74%) is land and 0.44 square miles (1.1 km2) (or 0.27%) is water.
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Major highways 
Interstate highways 
U.S. highways 
State routes 
- State Route 1
- State Route 2
- State Route 3
- State Route 146
- State Route 151
- State Route 401 (unsigned designation for I-75)
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National protected areas 
Civil War 
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:
- 1st Confederate Regiment Georgia Volunteers, Company B, Ringgold Volunteers
- 1st Confederate Regiment Georgia Volunteers, Company D
- 1st Confederate Regiment Georgia Volunteers, Company I
- 1st Georgia State Line Troops, Company A
- 11th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company G
- 39th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company F
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 fighting itself would also make its way into the area. The following engagements were fought in and around Catoosa County.
- April 7–12 Union forces raid Confederate railroads and lines of communications between Marietta and Chattanooga, Tennessee
- September 10 Skirmish near Graysville
- September 12 Skirmish at Leet's Tan Yard
- September 17 Skirmish at Ringgold
- September 18 Skirmish at Alexander's Bridge
- September 18 Action at Reed's Bridge
- September 19–21 Battle of Chickamauga
- November 23–27 The Ringgold-Chattanooga Campaign
- November 26 Action at Ringgold
- November 26 Skirmish at Graysville
- November 27 Engagement at Ringgold Gap
- December 13 Skirmish at Ringgold
- January 30 Skirmish at Chickamauga
- February 8 Skirmish at Ringgold
- February 18 Skirmish at Ringgold
- February 23 Skirmish at Catoosa Station
- February 27 Skirmish at Stone Church, near Catoosa Platform
- March 5 Skirmish at Leet's Tan Yard
- March 9 Skirmish near Nickajack Gap
- April 14 Skirmish at Taylor's Ridge
- May 1 Skirmish at Stone Church
- May 2 Skirmish at Lee's Cross Roads
- May 2 Skirmish near Ringgold Gap
- May 3 Skirmish at Catoosa Springs
- May 3 Skirmish at Chickamauga Creek
- May 7 Skirmish near Nickajack Gap
- October 27 Skirmish near Trickum's Cross Roads
- March 20 Skirmish at Ringgold
As of the census of 2000, there were 53,282 people, 20,425 households, and 15,400 families residing in the county. The population density was 328 people per square mile (127/km²). There were 21,794 housing units at an average density of 134 per square mile (52/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.39% White, 1.26% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.71% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. 1.17% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 20,425 households out of which 35.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.60% were married couples living together, 11.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.60% were non-families. 21.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the county the population was spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 30.80% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 11.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.20 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $39,998, and the median income for a family was $45,710. Males had a median income of $31,746 versus $23,790 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,009. About 6.40% of families and 9.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.50% of those under age 18 and 11.00% of those age 65 or over.
Catoosa County elementary schools: Battlefield Elementary, Battlefield Primary, Boynton Elementary, Cloud Springs Elementary, Graysville Elementary, Ringgold Elementary, Ringgold Primary, Tiger Creek Elementary, West Side Elementary, and Woodstation Elementary.
Catoosa County middle schools: Heritage Middle School, Lakeview Middle School, and Ringgold Middle School.
Catoosa County high schools: Heritage High School, Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School, and Ringgold High School.
See also 
- April 25–28, 2011 tornado outbreak
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Catoosa County, Georgia
- Northwest Georgia Joint Development Authority
- United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 1 March 2012.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Ringgold, GA Tornado Confirmed as an EF-4 Tornado, The OKCStormWatcher Weather Blog, April 29, 2011. Retrieved April 30, 2011.
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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