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.
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.
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.