Cartersville, Georgia, once home to the pre-historic Mound Builders of the Native Mississippian cultures, was also inhabited by the Creek and Cherokee Indians. In the 1830s the area, originally known as Cass County, was settled by wealthy landowners from Savannah. The Civil War brought great hardships, yet Cartersville prospered in the reconstruction years and beyond. Get to know some of our most influential people and learn about our history here. A History Timeline is also helpful in revealing centuries of significance in Cartersville.
Throughout this site you’ll discover information to plan your visit to Cartersville. Located in Georgia’s Historic High Country region, you can relax here and enjoy the charming communities of Adairsville, Cassville, Emerson, Euharlee and Kingston, in addition to Cartersville. The destination features many attractions of interest including the all-new LakePoint Sporting Community, Allatoona Lake, Red Top Mountain State Park, Tellus Science Museum, Booth Western Art Museum, Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site, Barnsley Resort. All are located just a short drive north of Atlanta and about an hour or so south of Chattanooga on Interstate 75, Exits 278-306.
At your service is the Cartersville-Bartow County Convention & Visitors Bureau is the Destination Marketing Organization representing Cartersville, Adairsville and all of Bartow County, Georgia. Founded in 1991, the CVB’s mission is to foster and sustain the economic development of Bartow County and its municipalities by generating tourism revenue. The CVB operates an Official Georgia Regional Visitor Information Center and the Clarence Brown Conference Center, both located at 5450 State Route 20 at I-75 Exit 290 west.
Read on to discover why Cartersville should be included on any visit to Georgia.