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County Formed December 3, 1832
County Seat Cartersville
Incorporated Cities Adairsville, Cartersville, Emerson, Euharlee, Kingston, Taylorsville and White
Total Area 470.064992 square miles


From its county population in 2000 of 76723 to its current population estimate of 101736, the county has experienced a growth change of 25013.

Bartow County was formed from Cherokee County on December 3, 1832.

The county was originally called Cass County for General Lewis Cass, secretary of war under U.S. president Andrew Jackson.

The county seat of Cassville was laid out in 1833 and incorporated in December 1843. It was destroyed during the Civil War by Union forces in November 1864, and the county seat was moved to Cartersville, the next largest municipality, in 1867.

Points of Interest

Etowah Indian Mounds are a State Historic Site located in Cartersville.

Bartow County is also home to the Tellus Science Museum and features galleries devoted to minerals, fossils, transportation technology, and hands-on science experiences.

Barnsley Gardens located in Adairsville is named after Sir Godfrey Barnsley, one of the models used by Margaret Mitchell to create the character Rhett Butler in Gone With the Wind. The gardens were based on designs by noted horticulturist Andrew Jackson Downing.

Notable Citizens

Several notable people have hailed from Bartow County. These include Rebecca Latimer Felton who at the age of 87 became the first woman U.S. senator. She was appointed to fulfill an unfinished term. Sam P. Jones was a nationally known evangelist in the late 1880s. Bill Arp was a famous philosopher and humorist during the Civil War era. Corra Harris, was the author of several books including A Circuit Rider's Life, based on her life as a traveling minister's wife.

Higher Education

North Metro Technical Institute and Georgia Highlands College both have satellite campuses in Bartow County.

Annual Events

Booth Artists Guild Annual Exhibition is the yearly showcasing of the works of the artists of the guild.

The Annual Pine Log Arts and Crafts Fair is sponsored by the Pine Log UMC Men.

Chamber of Commerce
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State of Georgia

Lake Allatoona

Rose Lawn - Sam Jones Mansion, Cartersville

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