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Bartow County Historical Markers

Bartow County


  • Source: Ed Jackson
  • Marker: Bartow County
  • Location: Bartow County Courthouse, Cartersville, Ga.

BARTOW COUNTY

Originally Cass, Bartow County was created by

Act of Dec. 3, 1832 from Cherokee County. The

name was changed Dec. 6 1861 to honor Gen.

Francis S. Bartow (1816-1861), Confederate

political leader and soldier, who fell mortally

wounded at the First Battle of Manassas,

while leading the 7th and 8th Ga. Vols. of

his brigade. His last words were said to be,

“They have killed me, boys, but never give up.”

First officers of this county, commissioned

March 9, 1833, were: Benjamin F. Adair, Sheriff;

Chester Hawks, Clerk Superior Court; Leathern

Rankin, Clerk Inferior Court; Nealy Goodwin,

Surveyor; John Pack, Coroner

008-43 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956