Location: In Northwest Georgia across the state line from Chattanooga
Size: 1.8 square miles
Founded: Officially incorporated on Aug. 25, 1905, but the settlement known as Poplar Springs dates to 1785 as home to the Cherokee Nation.
Government: Mayor Teddy Harris; City Council members Cindy Bradshaw, Rick Buff, Hal Gray Jr. and Joyce Wall
Attraction: The home of Chief John Ross, leader of the Cherokees, was built in 1797. The 216-year-old house, located at 212 Andrews St., is the oldest in the Chattanooga area. The house also was used by both sides during the Civil War as a hospital.
Schools: Rossville Elementary, Stone Creek Elementary, Rossville Middle, Ridgeland High
Famous residents: Chief John Ross; country singer Lauren Alaina, 2011 "American Idol" runner-up
Fun fact: A Lookout Mountain resident recently bought the trademark for Western Electric, once the world's fifth-largest industrial corporation that changed its name in 1984. Now the company, resurrected in Rossville, will make vacuum tubes mainly for use in high-end audio components.
Quote: "Rossville's going through a change and coming back. I love hearing the stories of Rossville back in its heyday. Hopefully, I'll be part of the next boom." -- John Arnold, owner of Roy's Grill.