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Overview

Introduction to Cedartown, Georgia

Located in Polk county, Cedartown, Georgia, is 40 miles W of Marietta, Georgia (center to center) and 54 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia.

Cedartown History

The area, which is now known as Cedartown, was first inhabited by the Creek Native Americans and the Cherokees. White settlers arrived in this region and established a trading post along Cedar Creek in the 1830s, Asa Prior being the most famous settler who is also said to be the father of the community. The white settlement came to be known as the Big Springs, which was renamed Cedar Town in the year 1852; the State of Georgia renamed the community Cedartown in 1867. The area was deserted by most of its residents during the American Civil War.

Cedartown and nearby Attractions

  • William Weinman Mineral Museum
  • Little River Canyon National Preserve
  • Rome Area History Museum
  • Sweetwater Creek State Park
  • West Georgia Museum
  • De Soto State Park

Things To Do In Cedartown

The parks in the area include Little River Canyon National Preserve, Sweetwater Creek State Park, John Tanner State Park, and Cheaha State Park. Golf courses include Cedar Valley Golf Course, Prospect Valley Golf Course and Meadow Lakes Golf Course. Local churches, including Second Baptist Church of Cedartown, Congregational Holiness Church, and Southside Baptist Church are nearby. Museums include the William Weinman Mineral Museum, Rail Depot & Age of Steam Museum, West Georgia Museum and Oak Hill, and the Martha Berry Museum. Residents of Cedartown also celebrate the Cedar Valley Arts Festivals and the Polk County Fair every year.

Cedartown Transportation

The closest airport to the city is Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Cedartown Higher Education

Higher education is available at Gadsden State Community College, Life University, and State University of West Georgia.

People

Total Population 9,781
Male Share of the Population 47.1%
Female Share of the Population 52.9%
Senior Citizens 14.6%
Employed Population 16+ 2,777
Age of the Population 30

Families

% of people married 42.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $38,616
% Above Poverty Level 69%
% Below Poverty Level 31%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 34.4%
Median Gross Rent $652
Median House Value $85,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 60.4%
US/American 0%
English 4.8%
Irish 4.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Cedartown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 40 miles W of Marietta, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 54 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia
County Polk
Standard Zip Codes 30125
Phone Area Codes 770
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.053
Longitude -85.255

Cedartown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CEDARTOWN 3 NE
Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 51 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 73 F
Annual Precip 53.7 inches
Station DALLAS 7 NE
Distance 29.4 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 73 F
Annual Precip 54.4 inches
Station CALHOUN EXP STATION
Distance 34 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 50 F
Apr Temp 44 to 72 F
Jul Temp 66 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 73 F
Annual Precip 53.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Aragon 977 $37,396
Buchanan 1,260 $27,132
Cave Spring 1,355 $47,868
Rockmart 4,197 $35,263
Rome 36,278 $44,108
Taylorsville 222 $64,250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Cedartown Hospitals

POLK MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
424 N MAIN STREET
(770) 748-2500
Emergency Service: Yes

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Cedartown High Schools

CEDARTOWN HIGH SCHOOL
167 FRANK LOTT DRIVE
770-748-0490
Serves 1,088 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

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