Cartersville was incorporated on February 8, 1854 and is the county seat for Bartow County, northwest of Atlanta. Cartersville was named in honor of Colonel Carter of Milledgeville, one of Georgia’s most prominent citizens. Following its destruction in the Civil War, Cartersville was again incorporated in 1872.
Cartersville is near the shores of Lake Allatoona, the home of Red Top Mountain State Park. This cherished haven is the perfect place to camp, hike, see wildlife, relax, swim, sail, water ski and fish.
Cartersville is home to the historically significant Etowah Indian Mounds, the Booth Western Art Museum, and the impressive Tellus Science Museum.
A few of Bartow County’s more famous natives are author Corra Harris, baseball star Rudy York, Methodist evangelist Sam Jones, Baptist missionary Lottie Moon, Governor Joe Frank Harris, and Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Benham.
Atlanta’s many attractions are less than an hour away on I-75.