Cartersville, Georgia’s History
Located in Northwest Georgia at the junction of the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains with the Ridge & Valley and Piedmont regions of the state, history and beautiful scenery provide the backdrop for Bartow County and the county seat of Cartersville. According to the 2010 US Census 101,157 residents call the county home. Situated along Interstate 75, Bartow County is on the northern edge of the metropolitan Atlanta area.
Founded in 1832, Bartow County was previously home to the Woodland and the Creek Indians until the mid-1700’s, when the Cherokee took control of the region until displaced by white settlers in the 1800’s. The area was also the scene of several Civil War skirmishes and battles, including the famous Great Locomotive Chase. Today Bartow is a prosperous growing county with many new manufacturing plants.
The area features numerous shopping and dining opportunities, and a vibrant downtown area in Cartersville. First class medical care can be found at Cartersville Medical Center, Harbin Clinic, and from the many doctors located here. Lake Allatoona, the Etowah Indian Mounds, Red Top Mountain State Park, Roselawn, the Booth Western Art Museum, Tellus Science Museum, and numerous hiking trails are just a few of the many historical and recreational attractions in our area.
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