City of Cedartown
|Incorporated||February 8, 1854|
|Address||201 East Avenue
Cedartown, Georgia 30125
Cedartown, the county seat for Polk County, was incorporated February 8, 1854. The city was named for the abundance of Red Cedar trees that existed along the county line. The Cherokee Indians once laid claim to this area and had a settlement called Charley Town. Cedartown’s Big Spring is the largest natural limestone spring in the South.
The downtown district of Cedartown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places because of the city’s 1890s style architecture.
For more than thirty years, Cedartown has hosted the Cedar Valley Arts Festival each May. This annual festival includes arts and crafts, live entertainment, food, a five-kilometer run and exhibits. Also, the Cedartown Fall Festival (October) and the Antique Show and Sale (March) are annual events which highlight Cedartown.
According to 2000 Census, the City of Cedartown had a population of 9,470 persons. Between 1990 and 2000, the city experienced a population increase of 18.7%, compared to the state growth during this period of 26.4%.