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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,752
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens16.2%
Employed Population 16+3,185
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married41.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.6%
Median Earnings25+$24,628
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,115
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,924

Wealth

Median Family Income$40,010
% Above Poverty Level71.3%
% Below Poverty Level28.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone32.2%
Median Gross Rent$654
Median House Value$81,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)60.3%
Irish6.7%
English4.6%
German1.7%
Scottish1.4%
Italian0.8%
West Indian0.4%
French Except Basque0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
Dutch0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Greek0.2%
Czech0.2%
Polish0.2%
African0.1%
Liberian0.1%
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Cedartown Almanac

CategoryValue
County Polk County
Standard Zip Codes30125
Phone Area Codes470,678,770
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude34.01
Approximate Longitude-85.25

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)

StationCEDARTOWN 3 NE
Distance0.4 miles
Jan Temp29 to 51 F
Apr Temp46 to 72 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 73 F
Annual Precip53.7 inches
StationDALLAS 7 NE
Distance29.4 miles
Jan Temp29 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 72 F
Jul Temp66 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 73 F
Annual Precip54.4 inches
StationCALHOUN EXP STATION
Distance34 miles
Jan Temp29 to 50 F
Apr Temp44 to 72 F
Jul Temp66 to 90 F
Oct Temp46 to 73 F
Annual Precip53.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Aragon988$31,027
Buchanan1,367$35,000
Cave Spring1,319$48,750
Rockmart4,222$33,385
Rome36,340$48,355
Taylorsville175$56,875

Cedartown Hospitals

Polk Medical Center
(Proprietary)
424 North Main Street

Cedartown Public Schools

Cedartown High School
167 Frank Lott Dr
ZIP: 30125
(770) 748-0490
High
Total Enrollment 1122
Cedartown Middle School
1664 Syble Brannan Parkway
ZIP: 30125
(770) 749-8850
Middle
Total Enrollment 979
Cherokee Elementary School
191 Evergreen Ln
ZIP: 30125
(770) 748-5614
Primary
Total Enrollment 591
Harpst Academy
740 Fletcher St
ZIP: 30125
(770) 748-1500
Other
Total Enrollment 54
Northside Elementary
100 N Philpot St
ZIP: 30125
(770) 748-4932
Primary
Total Enrollment 481
Westside Elementary School
51 Frank Lott Dr
ZIP: 30125
(770) 748-0831
Primary
Total Enrollment 620
Youngs Grove Elementary School
601 Wooten Rd
ZIP: 30125
(770) 748-3821
Primary
Total Enrollment 638
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