Ringgold has one school, Ringgold Elementary School . Older students who live in Ringgold attend schools in nearby Stoneburg where a consolidated school district (Gold-Burg ISD) has been established. Students may also opt to attend school in Nocona.
The area around Ringgold was first settled in 1892, when a land owner began selling parcels in the area where the Rock Island Line railroad built a line. The town was first named Harrisonia after the land owner, Joe Harris, but he renamed it Ringgold after his wife's family. A post office was established the same year.
As an intersection of rail lines, Ringgold became a market town for the immediate area, and it reached its highest population of around 400 in the mid-1920s.
- Ringgold, Texas from the Handbook of Texas Online
- Los Angeles Times article on wildfire
- Ringgold Volunteer Fire Department web page
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ringgold, Texas
- CBS 11 news report on New Year's Day fire