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History

In 1790, John Ross was born to a Scottish father and a mother who was part Cherokee. Although he enjoyed a classical education, Ross was also raised with the traditions of his mother's people. After his mother's death, Ross went to live with his maternal grandparents. His grandfather, John Macdonald, had built a log home in northern Georgia, and Ross eventually inherited the home after his grandfather's death. After serving in the army, Ross operated a post office from inside the log home. He also became active in promoting the rights of the Cherokee people and was eventually elected chief. After the Cherokees were evicted from their lands, the area around the Ross cabin became known as Rossville.

During the Civil War, most of the settlers fled the area, and the Ross home was used as a hospital and convalescent home for wounded Union and Confederate soldiers. Although most of Rossville sustained heavy damage, the Ross house was spared. The textile industry played a significant part in Georgia's history, and when Peerless Woolen Mills came to Rossville in 1905, the company not only became one of the city's major employers, but it would also become one of the largest textile mills in the world. During World War II, most of the U.S. military's blankets and uniforms were manufactured in Rossville. Today, the mills have closed, but Rossville retains its small-town charm.

Geography

Rossville is located in the northwestern part of Georgia and is part of the Appalachian Plateau. It is situated immediately south of the state's border with Tennessee and is considered to be a suburb of Chattanooga. Rossville has an area of slightly under 2 square miles and is approximately 113 miles north of Atlanta.

Population

According to the latest figures, Rossville has a population of just over 4000 residents. Around 54 percent of the residents are women, and 46 percent of the adults are men. About 73 percent of the residents have graduated from high school, and nearly 8 percent of the adults have college degrees. The median income is approximately $29,000.

Climate

Like most of Georgia, Rossville has a subtropical climate. The summers are hot and humid, and the winters are typically cool. July is the warmest month of the year, and the average high temperature is 90 degrees. In January, the average low is around 30 degrees. The city receives about 51 inches of rain per year.

Attractions

Rossville is surrounded by interesting places to explore. History buffs can stop at the restored John Ross House and see the former home of the man who played an important part in local history. Nearby, the Chickamauga Battlefield contains a variety of trails and historic markers and affords visitors the chance to learn more about one of the fiercest campaigns of the Civil War. Another famous battle was fought on Lookout Mountain, and visitors can either hike to the top or ride the incline to experience the incredible views. On a clear day, seven states are visible from the top. While on the mountain, many people also enjoy visiting the ancient rock formations and other attractions at Rock City Gardens.

Rossville Ductless Air Conditioning

With Rossville's warm summer temperatures and high humidity, a reliable air-conditioning system is necessary for maintaining a comfortable home. If your home does not have ductwork, you can still enjoy the benefits of central air conditioning with a ductless system by Mitsubishi Electric. Ductless systems work particularly well in Rossville, and they can easily be retrofitted to your home by one of our experienced ductless contractors. Whether you're looking for installation, service or repair, the contractors at MitsubishiComfortDealers.com are here to help.