Cartersville Travel Guide

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    tennesee wagon road
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  • old railroad bed through allatoona pass
    old railroad bed through allatoona pass
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  • etowah indian mounds
    etowah indian mounds
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  • tennessee wagon road

    the tennessee wagon road was a heavily traveled wagon route that passed over the allatoona mountain range north to chattanooga. the allatoona community was established at the intersection of the tennessee wagon road and the old alabama road (GA 293). the allatoona community consisted of the clayton house, six or seven stores, and a railroad depot.

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  • battle of allatoona pass

    located about 10 miles southeast of downtown is the site of battle of allatoona pass. the battle was fought in october 1864 not long after the fall of atlanta. on october 4 th confederate general samuel french marched 3,276 men from big shanty, (modern day kennesaw) to attack the 976 man union garrison at allatoona pass. unknown to french 2,025...

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  • confederate civil war memorial

    the bartow county confederate civil war memorial is located on the grounds of the bartow county courthouse. this memorial has a standing soldier motif which is common in the south.

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  • cassville

    cassville is a tiny town located ten miles north of cartersville on US 41. cassville was established in 1832 and was the county seat of cass county georgia. by the 1850's cassville was the cultural center of north georgia. cassville was home to two colleges, four hotels, and a local newspaper. cassville is most famous for the "cassville affair" or...

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  • old bartow county courthouse

    the old bartow county courthouse was built in 1869 after the civil war. this building was bartow county's courthouse until 1902 when the new courthouse was built down the street. the old bartow county courthouse is currently under renovation and in the future will be the home to the bartow county history museum.

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  • western and atlantic depot

    a good first stop on a visit to cartersville is the visitor center at the historic cartersville railroad depot. the depot was built by the western and atlantic railroad in 1837. in may 1864 the depot was the site of the battle of cartersville during the civil war. the western and atlantic depot was the only brick structure in the town at the time...

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  • etowah indian mounds

    the etowah indian mounds are one of the most popular attractions of bartow county. native americans inhabited this village from 1000 AD to 1550. the village complex has six mounds and a plaza located on the etowah river. the park visitor center has a museum and a film about early native american culture. for those interested in early american...

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  • booth western museum

    the booth western art museum has an excellent collection of western united states art and sculpture. the museum also has a collection of civil war period paintings. as well as the permanent collection the museum has traveling exhibits from museums from all over the u.s. for admission and times see the attached web site.

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  • bartow county courthouse

    the current bartow county courthouse was built in 1902 in the neoclassical revival style. the architects of the bartow county courthouse were kenneth mc donald and j.w. golucke. located a couple blocks north of this courthouse is the 1869 courthouse which will become the bartow county history center in the near future. the original bartow county...

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Cartersville Restaurants

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    by davecallahan Updated Mar 18, 2007

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    We stopped for a quick coffee and biscuit on our way from Florida to Tennessee.
    It was conveniently located just off Main Street.

    It was a casual table/chair place with typical American Menu (Seafood, Salad, Beef for dinner; sandwiches for lunch; eggs, toast, coffee for breakfast). I am sure that the menu had more than what I mentioned but we weren't there for a meal, just a quick bite to eat.

    There was one waitress and one clean-up boy. The place wasn't crowded (it was late morning) and the waitress was quick and courteous.

    No hassles but no big deal either; just a nice place to stop.

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Cartersville Local Customs

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    by davecallahan Updated Jun 26, 2007

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    As Cartersville has grown, it has incorporated some communities and redistributed population in other districts.

    Some of the Cartersville neighborhoods are:
    CASSVILLE
    DOWNTOWN from US41 on the east to Fite and Wofford Streets on the west
    EAST CARTERSVILLE which is US41 to I-75
    EMERSON
    JUNTA in northeast Cartersville around route 293 (Tennessee Street)
    KINGSTON
    NORTH CARTERSVILLE up along US41 and route 20, south of Oakland Heights
    SOUTH CARTERSVILLE which goes from West Avenue south to Old Mill Road
    WEST CARTERSVILLE which includes the communities of Atco, Euharlee, Kingston and Sugar Valley
    WHITE

    Each area has some distinct cultural differences as well as economic stratification.
    A walking tour through several of them will give you a feeling of how the city grew from a diverse group of settlers and emigrants.

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Cartersville Warnings and Dangers

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    by davecallahan Updated Apr 16, 2007

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    Cartersville is below average in risk for crimes according to the Georgia crime statsitics.
    Burglaries/HomeEntries was the only crime reported anywhere near the average; everything else was well below the risk level.
    We had no problems in our visit, but we only hit the tourist attractions and restaurants. We used our normal precautions of locking doors and using a money belt, but we did not feel uneasy at any time during our visit.
    The people seemed friendly and were even helpful to us Yankees!

    There are 38 registered sex offenders in Cartersville, GA, but rape and assault were not reported as major crimes in the area.

    Access to those that are registered can be gotten through the website below.

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Cartersville Off The Beaten Path

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    by davecallahan Updated Apr 8, 2007

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    American Native culture is deeply ingrained in the area. We had seen similar earthworks in Ohio and West Virginia and these mounds in Georgia were on par with those sites.
    The hills were made around 1000AD near the Etowah River as burial sites for Indians of the Mississippian culture that inhabited the land at that time.
    The Etowah Park includes several mounds and portions of excavations of a village. There is a museum building with artifacts taken from the mounds and a souvenier shop to get an embossed cup or refrigerator magnet trinket.

    A good website about the Native American Culture is given by accessing this: http://www.lostworlds.org/etowah_mounds.html or going to the website listed below.

    to get there:
    813 Indian Mounds Road
    take I-75 to exit 288 (Cartersville). take route 113 west right through Cartersville and connect to Etowah Drive (part of the road is route 113 but divides to the south after Cartersville). Continue south on Etowah Drive until it turns into Indian Mounds Road. see the signs

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