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City of Cartersville

IncorporatedFebruary 8, 1854
Address1 N. Erwin Street
Cartersville, Georgia 30120
Phone(770) 387-5616
Fax(770) 386-5841

Cartersville, the county seat for Bartow County, was named in honor of Colonel Farish Carter of Milledgeville. Carter was one of Georgia’s wealthiest antebellum landowners. Incorporated February 8, 1854, Cartersville was destroyed during the Civil War, and incorporated again in 1872.

Cartersville is the home of Red Top Mountain State Park and Lodge and Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site. Located along Lake Allatoona, Red Top Mountain Park offers abundant wildlife, swimming, boating, fishing and hiking. The historic Etowah Indian Mounds has ceremonial mounds dating from 1,000-1,500 A.D., the largest mound standing 63 feet tall.

The city hosts a number of annual events including the Rock Swap festival, where gems, minerals, rocks and jewelry are displayed. Also, the Great Lake Allatoona Cleanup in September and the Roselawn Arts and Crafts Festival in April are both held in Cartersville.

According to 2000 Census, the City of Cartersville had a population of 15,925 persons. Between 1990 and 2000, the city experienced a population increase of 32.3%, compared to the state growth during this period of 26.4%.