Ringold Community

Ringold Community (HMI6Y)

Location: Griffin, GA 30223 Spalding County
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N 33° 17.157', W 84° 9.763'

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Older than Spalding County, Ringold Community grew around the two-story Ringold Masonic Lodge 90 building erected here in 1852. The lodge was established Oct. 31, 1849 at what became Walker's Mill (1 mi. S). First Worshipful Master was Wiley J. Heflin. Marion Patrick served as Worshipful Master for over 30 years, longer than any other one man, and his son, George W. Patrick, Sr., one of the county's most distinguished citizens, was Worshipful Master in 1949, the 100th birthday of the lodge.

In 1860, a company of volunteers, the Ringold Rangers, was organized across the road from the lodge house. Officially designated as Company C, 13th Georgia Infantry, it fought through the War Between the States. In 1879, Ringold Christian Church was established on lodge property across the road.

In 1922, the Mother Club, which became one of the first Home Demonstration Clubs, was founded here. First members were: President Mary Gaillard and Mesdames T. T. Henderson, Joe P. Manley, A. W. Edwards, P.P. Patrick, John Parham, W. P. Walker, Roswell Welden, Leon Pullin, G. W. Patrick, W. P. Nutt, T. W. Rhodes, T. Walter Futral, J. Mitchell Walker, W. J. Burks, William S. Patrick, Grover C. Patrick. Mrs. Myrtle Sibley was home demonstration agent at the time and Tap Bennett was county agent.
HM NumberHMI6Y
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number126-16
Year Placed1959
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 10:14pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 764232 N 3686580
Decimal Degrees33.28595000, -84.16271667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 17.157', W 84° 9.763'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 17' 9.42" N, 84° 9' 45.78" W
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Area Code(s)770, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4300-4388 Jackson Rd, Griffin GA 30223, US
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