Introduction to Rome, Georgia
This region was originally inhabited by the Cherokee Indians. Europeans were attracted to this area when gold was discovered in 1828. The present city of Rome was established in 1834 by five men who thought that they had discovered a peninsula, and wanted to develop it into a town that would eventually become a trade center. One of these five men, Col. Daniel Mitchell, had suggested Rome as the name for the town. In the following year, Rome received its charter and was declared a county seat.
Rome and nearby Attractions
- East Rome Historic District
- Etowah Indian Mounds
- Rome Clock Tower
- Ridge Ferry Park
- Heritage Park
- Historic Myrtle Hill Cemetery
Things To Do In Rome
There are many places and ares that have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Rome. The Rome City Hall, with its statue of Romulus and Remus in front of it, is a popular spot. Moreover, there are a number of museums in the city featuring interesting exhibits.
Atlanta International is the nearest major airport.
Rome Higher Education
Shorter College, Floyd College and Coosa Valley Technical College are the local institutions providing facilities for higher education.