Cartersville is the County Seat of Bartow County as well as the cultural and entertainment center for neighboring communities such as Adairsville, Kingston, Euharlee, White, Emerson and Taylorsville. Annual events around Cartersville include special exhibits at the Booth Western Art Museum, PRCO Championship Rodeo, Pine Log Arts & Crafts Fair, the Arts Festival at Rose Lawn, Pioneer Days at Red Top Mountain, Great Locomotive Chase Festival, Etowah Valley Indian Festival and Rock Fest at Weinman Mineral Museum to name a few. These community sponsored events in addition to the presence of museums and theatres such as the Bartow History Center, Rose Lawn Museum, Kingston Woman's History Museum, Noble Hill-Wheeler Memorial Center, Euharlee History Museum, The Grand Theatre, The Legion Theatre and the Public Square Opera House enable residents throughout the region to celebrate the arts in historic Cartersville.
For those who like to shop and dine on promenades and busy avenues, downtown Cartersville is considered to be one of Georgia's Main Street Cities. The downtown districts historic two block city square is filled with 25 unique shops, 12 choice restaurants, and interesting landmarks. One renowned landmark is the World's First Outdoor Painted Wall Sign for Coca Cola that is on the wall of Young Brother's Pharmacy. Another is Friendship Plaza and the Cartersville Visitor Information Center at the Depot. All in all, downtown Cartersville has a full range of over 60 restaurants, as well as a vast array of specialty shops, antique stores, home décor, day spas, vintage clothing stores, heritage crafts, artist cooperatives and upscale boutiques.
For history buffs, several heritage trails and historic sites are worth noting. The Historic High Country travel region's Chieftains Trail is a detailed driving tour which features nine Native American Indian sites, two of which are in Cartersville. The Blue and Gray Trail is a tour of Civil War sites such as the Allatoona Pass, Cassville Confederate Cemetery, Cooper's Iron Works, Kingston Confederate Cemetery and the pre-Civil War Adairsville Depot, which witnessed the daring Great Locomotive Chase.
The Cartersville School District provides a safe atmosphere for students to learn and when taking into consideration the rich cultural and historical significance of the region as a whole, makes for an outstanding overall learning environment. Students are served by four schools within the district: Cartersville Primary School, Cartersville Elementary School, Cartersville Middle School, and Cartersville High School. Two private schools are also in the area (Excel Christian Academy and The Trinity School), as well as the Georgia Highlands College campus.
With an excellent housing market, a fine school system, a variety of attractions, historic landmarks, scenic tranquility, and a mild climate, Cartersville and its many features is an ideal place to raise a family, retire, or simply make a fresh start. So, if you are moving to Greater Atlanta, consider Cartersville and like so many of its residents benefit from the city's proximity to a major metropolis while still enjoying the charm and appeal of a small southern town.
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