Cartersville Journals

Historic Cartersville

A travel journal to Cartersville by willow

Quote: In the early 1870's, following the devastating effects of the civil war, the reconstruction movement gave new life to Cartersville.

Historic Cartersville

Overview

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Historical sightseeing is what brings me back to Cartersville.

Quick Tips:

Located just 40 miles north of Atlanta, Cartersville offers a step back into time and a slower southern pace.

Best Way To Get Around:

A car is a must to enjoy this area.

Holiday Inn Cartersville

Hotel | "Holiday Inn"

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A standard hotel room with the usual in room amenities and an on-site restaurant with the usual menu choices. All we look for is a comfortable place to sleep and relax after a day of sight-seeing.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 7, 2000

Holiday Inn Cartersville
2338 HWY 411 NE
Cartersville, Georgia 30120
770-386-0830

Euharlee Covered Bridge

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Attraction

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Located in the tiny hamlet of Euharlee just 7 miles from Cartersville is one of the state's oldest covered bridges. Rustic yet beautiful the old bridge spans Etowah River feeder-creek. The bridge was built in 1886 by African-American bridge builder, Horace King with his son, Washington, doing the actual construction.
There is a tiny museum on site. The hamlet of Euharlee sponsers a 'Covered Bridge Festival' each fall featuring live entertainment, arts and crafts and a Civil War Encampment.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 7, 2000

Euharlee Covered Bridge
Ga. Hwy 113
Cartersville, Georgia

Etowah Indian Mounds

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Attraction | "Etowah Indian Mounds State historic Site"

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These Mississippian Indian Mounds were abandoned in the late 1500's. They were discovered in 1540 by Hernando Desoto at which time the area was still inbabited by the Mississippeans. Many historians attribute the demise of this ancient culture to the introduction of European diseases. The site is surrounded by a 10 foot deep man made ditch which once connected to the Etowah River and provided a safety mote for a 52 acre area. The dirt from this ditch was used to construct the mounds, the tallest of which is 63 feet. These earthen structures provided platforms on which the high priests lived and practiced. A museum at the entrance displays artifacts excavated from the...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 7, 2000

Etowah Indian Mounds
813 Indian Mound Road Se
Cartersville, Georgia 30120
(770) 387-3747

1894 Coca-Cola Sign

Attraction

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This Coca-Cola sign painted in 1894 on the side of Young Brothers Pharmacy, is believed to be the first outdoor advertisement for the well known soft drink. The sign appears to have been painted by an industrious soft drink salesman rather than a professional sign painter. It was discovered in 1988 under 25 layers of paint which required tedious stripping in order to expose and preserve the sign.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 7, 2000

1894 Coca-Cola Sign
Young Brothers Pharmacy
Cartersville, Georgia

Railroad Depot

Attraction

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Built in 1854 by slave labor using locally made bricks, the depot is now the centerpiece of the downtown area. The depot was occupied by Confederate troops during the War of Northern Agression. It was at this depot that Shurman cut the telegraph wires and began his infamous march to the sea.

The depot suffered damage from the effects of the war. Troops knocked out bricks to use as gun ports and burned the floor and roof. Additions and changes were made to the original structure as late as 1972. The historical significance of this depot are now recognized and efforts are being made to preserve its place in Georgia history.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 7, 2000

Railroad Depot
Downtown
Cartersville, Georgia

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This 1,950 acre park is located on Lake Allatoona. The park offers a lodge, cottages, camping, a restaurant, a convention center and marina. The wildlife is particularly plentiful. Efforts are currently underway to cull the overly populated deer herds. Red Top Mountain is located less than one hour northwest of Atlana.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 19, 2000

Red Top Mountain State Park
653 Red Top Mtn Rd Se
Cartersville, Georgia 30121
(770) 975-0055

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