Historical Markers in
Bartow County, Georgia

4th & 14th A.C. March to Kingston 4th Minnesota Regimental Headquarters A Demand For Surrender Adairsville, Georgia Affair at Cassville Allatoona Pass Allatoona Pass Amos T. Akerman Amos T. Akerman Amos T. Akerman (1821-1880) Asa Griggs Candler Assault On The Star Fort Atlanta Campaign Barnsley’s Bartow County Battle of Allatoona Battle of Allatoona Battle of Allatoona Black Pioneers Cemetery Charles H. Smith - "Bill Arp" Chief Justice Robert Benham Confederate Army of Tenn. at Cassville Confederate Dead Confederate Line Confederate Memorial Cassville Cemetery Confederate Memorial Day Confederate Withdrawal Corra Harris Corra Harris Ebenezer Methodist Church Emerson Etowah Etowah (Tumlin) Mounds Etowah and the War Etowah Valley Plantation Euharlee Creek Covered Bridge Farish Carter Federal Armies at Adairsville Federal Fort Federal Trenches Felton Home Francis S. Bartow Friendship Cemetery Friendship Monument Gen. Leonidas Polk's Headquarters General William T. Wofford, CSA God Bless America Governor Joe Frank Harris Grave of Gen. William Tatum Wofford Grave of the Unknown Hero Gravelly Plateau & Two Run Creek Hardee's Corps at Kingston Historic McKelvey House Historic Mount Pleasant Church Historic Pine Log Methodist Church Historic Price House Historic Trimble House Home of Sam P. Jones Horatio A. Luro House - Site Thomas V. B. Hargis Inside the Star Fort Iowa John W. Akin Johnston's Army at Adairsville Kingston Methodist Church Kingston's Rich, Historical Past Lottie Moon Major General Pierce Manning Butler Young, CSA Major John Lewis Mark A. Cooper Mark Anthony Cooper's Iron Works McPherson’s Troops March to Barnsley’s Melvinia Shields Milam's Bridge Military Service Road Military Service Road Mosteller's Mills Nellie Margaret Harris Applin Noble Hill Rosenwald School Old Bartow County Courthouse Old Macedonia Church Organized 1847 Old Pine Log Indian Town Original Hospital Site of Wayside Home Original Site Adairsville — 1830’s Pettit Creek Pierce Manning Butler Young, (1836-1896) Pine Log Church Historic District Private First Class Jerry Wayne Gentry Raccoon Creek Railroad Block-house Rebecca L. Felton Rome Railroad Rowett's Redoubt Rowland Springs Rudy York Sam P. Jones Sherman’s March to the Sea Site - Cassville Female College Site - Cherokee Baptist College Site of Cassville Site of Sam Jones' Tabernacle Spring Bank Stilesboro Academy Surrender of Confederate Troops Taylorsville High School Tennessee Wagon Road The Allatoona Mountain Range The Andrews Raiders at Kingston The Army of the Cumberland at Stilesboro The Battle of Allatoona Pass The Crow's Nest The Deep Cut The Eastern Redoubt The Federal Army at Kingston The Foot Bridge The Great Locomotive Chase The Heart of the Chase The Memorial Field The Railroad The Story of Old Hardin Bridge Town Of Cassville Tribute on Monument / 38 Names on Monument Unknown Confederate Dead Warren Akin, Sr. Wartime Allatoona Welcome to Allatoona Pass Battlefield William H. Felton William H. Stiles Woolley's Bridge
Georgia has a strong military history and has been the site of several important military installations, including Fort Benning, which is home to the U.S. Army Infantry School.
Bartow County, located in the northwestern part of Georgia, has a rich history dating back thousands of years. The area was originally inhabited by Native American tribes such as the Creek and Cherokee, who left behind evidence of their presence through relics and burial mounds. European settlement began in the late 18th century when the lands of present-day Bartow County were ceded by the Cherokee Nation to the state of Georgia. The city of Cassville, named after Lewis Cass, was established as the county seat in 1833.

During the American Civil War, Bartow County played a significant role. The county saw multiple battles and skirmishes, including the Battle of Allatoona Pass in 1864, where Union forces successfully defended a crucial railroad supply line. The county's economy suffered greatly during the war, with Cassville being burned down by Union troops. After the war, the city of Cartersville, named after Colonel Farrish Carter, was designated as the new county seat in 1867.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Bartow County experienced growth and development. The introduction of railroads in the area opened up opportunities for trade and commerce. Cotton production became a major industry, and Cartersville emerged as a prominent manufacturing and transportation hub. The county also became known for its mineral resources, including iron, marble, and copper. The discovery of white marble near Tate in the early 20th century led to the establishment of several marble quarries, contributing to the local economy.

In the modern era, Bartow County continues to thrive and grow. The county has diversified its economy beyond agriculture and mining and is home to various industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, and tourism. Bartow County boasts several historical sites, museums, and recreational areas, such as the Etowah Indian Mounds and the Allatoona Pass Battlefield. The county remains a vibrant community, blending its rich history with a focus on progress and economic development.

This timeline provides a glimpse into the major events and milestones that have shaped the history of Bartow County, Georgia.

  • 1832: Bartow County was created from portions of Cherokee County.
  • 1838: The county was named after Francis S. Bartow, an officer in the Confederate Army.
  • 1861-1865: Bartow County played a significant role in the Civil War.
  • 1867: The county seat was established in Cartersville.
  • Late 1800s: The county saw growth and development with the arrival of the railroad.
  • Early 1900s: Bartow County experienced economic growth through the manufacturing and textile industries.
  • 1950s-1960s: The construction of Allatoona Dam and Lake Allatoona provided recreational opportunities for residents and visitors.
  • 1990s-2000s: Bartow County saw continued growth and diversification of its economy.