Asher Realty
770-382-5983
County Formed
December 3, 1832

County Seat
Cartersville

Incorporated Cities
Adairsville, Cartersville, Emerson, Euharlee, Kingston, Taylorsville and White

Total Area
459.9 square miles

Bartow County, Georgia

County
Bartow County Government
Chamber of Commerce
City of Cartersville

Local Media
Daily Tribune Newspaper
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
FOX 5 Atlanta
CBS 46 Atlanta
WSB Action News 2
NBC 11 Alive News
WBHF 1450

Utility Providers
AT&T
Comcast
City of Cartersville
Cartersville, Georgia

All of Asher Realty's Communities are located within Bartow County, Georgia. Here you can learn specifics about Bartow County and things that may interest you as a possible resident.

Cartersville - Bartow Chamber of Commerce Newcomer Information

History
When Bartow County was established in 1832 from Cherokee County, it was named "Cass County" after Lewis Cass, Secretary of War under President Andrew Jackson. The name was of Michigan. Nearly 30 years later, General Cass's abolitionist views became an embarrassment to the Confederate populace, and the county's name was changed to honor General Francis S. Bartow, the first Confederate General to die in the Civil War.

Cassville, the original county seat that was burned by Union Forces in 1864, was the site of the first Georgia Supreme Court decision in 1846.

Points of Interest
Red Top Mountain State Park, Bartow Carver Park, and Lake Allatoona occupy a large portion of southeast Bartow County. The lake's wildlife management area serves as a public hunting area. Other local attractions include the Etowah Indian Mounds, Cooper's Furnace Day Use Area, Euharlee Covered Bridge, Roselawn, Barnsley Gardens, Booth Western Art Museum, Bartow History Museum, Tellus Science Museum and Noble Hill-Wheeler Memorial Center. Cartersville, Georgia is also home to the world's first Coca-Cola Outdoor Wall Advertisement which is located on Main street on the side of Young Brother's Pharmacy.

The county provides a habitat for one endangered plant, the Jeffersonia Diphylla (Twin Leaf), and three endangered animals: the Indian Roundleaf Bat, the Red Cockaded Woodpecker, and the Southern Bald Eagle.

Notable Citizens
Several notable people have hailed from Bartow County. These include Rebecca Latimer Felton who at the age of 87 became the first woman U.S. senator. She was appointed to fulfill an unfinished term. Sam P. Jones was a nationally known evangelist in the late 1880s. Bill Arp was a famous philosopher and humorist during the Civil War era. Corra Harris, was the author of several books including A Circuit Rider's Life, based on her life as a traveling minister's wife. Former governor of Georgia, Joe Frank Harris, was born in Atco Village, and continues to live in Cartersville.

Schools
Cartersville City Schools
Bartow County Schools
Excel Christan Academy
Trinity School

Higher Education
Georgia Higlands College Cartersville, Georgia Campus
Chattahoochee Technical College Acworth, Georgia Campus
Reinhart College Cartersville, Georgia Campus
Kennesaw State University Kennesaw, Georgia
Berry College Rome, Georgia

Hospitals & Safety
Cartersville Medical Center
Etowah Valley Humane Society
Emergency Medical Services
Fire Department
Bartow County Sheriff's Department