Introduction to Cartersville, Georgia
Cartersville, Georgia, in Bartow county, is 20 miles NW of Marietta, Georgia and 37 miles NW of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is included in the Atlanta metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 15,925 people lived in Cartersville.
Cartersville was founded in 1850. It was named for Colonel Farish Carter. It suffered extensive destruction during the Civil War as Cassville, which was the county seat at that time, was almost completely destroyed. Cartersville, which suffered less destruction, was declared the county seat of Bartow County.
Cartersville and nearby Attractions
- Grand Theatre
- Booth Western Art Museum
- Bartow History Center
- Red Top Mountain State Park
- Dellinger Park
- Milam Farm
Things To Do In Cartersville
The Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site dates back to 1000 A.D. and has remnants of ancient Native American Culture. The Weinman Mineral Museum is another interesting spot, with over 2,000 specimens of minerals, gems and rocks. Lake Allatoona occupies an area of 12,000 acres, and has facilities for fishing, boating, swimming, picnicking, camping and skiing.
Atlanta International is the nearest major airport.
Cartersville Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at Kennesaw State University, Life University and Chattahoochee Technical College.