Established in 1853, Catoosa County is one of the fasting growing counties in Georgia. Near Chattanooga, Tenn., the county includes the cities of Fort Oglethorpe and Ringgold. The Chickamauga & Chattanooga Military Park is the oldest and largest military park in the U.S. The park commemorates the Battle of Chickamauga fought in 1863. The name Catoosa is derived from the Cherokee "Gatusi," signifying a prominent hill or point on a mountain, describing the county's hilly landscape. Popular festivities include Fort Oglethorpe's Fourth of July fireworks adn Ringgold's 1890's Days Festival. There is no limit to what makes Catoosa County a great place to live.