Although this community’s textile industry hasn’t been around as long as others, it still boasts textile corporations to this day.


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The following properties are not open to the public, but you can view them from the exterior to learn more about the buildings that supported the textile industry here.

Founded in 1847, as a shipping port along the West Atlantic railroad, the town of Ringgold’s textile industry began with Sweetwater Rug Company in the early 1940s. Later that same decade Caroline Chenille opened in downtown Ringgold. Despite the decline of textile labor across much of the region in the last decades of the twentieth century, Ringgold’s textile community continues to thrive today, with corporations like Propex Global and Shaw Industry’s Evergreen Ringgold branch.

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