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Cartersville, Georgia

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**History and Demographics:**
– Cartersville was founded in 1832 by English-Americans as Birmingham and later incorporated as Cartersville in 1854.
– The town was named after Col. Farish Carter, a plantation owner from Milledgeville.
– Amos Akerman, U.S. Attorney General under President Ulysses S. Grant, resided in Cartersville.
– It became the seat of Bartow County in 1867.
– Cartersville’s population has shown steady growth, with a racial composition including White, Black, Asian, and Hispanic residents.
– In 2010, the city had a population density of 680.7 inhabitants per square mile, a median age of 36 years, and a median household income of $41,162.

**Geography and Landmarks:**
– Cartersville is located in south-central Bartow County, 42 miles northwest of Atlanta.
– The Etowah River flows through the city towards Rome, creating the Coosa River, and extends to Allatoona Dam, forming Lake Allatoona.
– Red Top Mountain State Park is situated on a peninsula in the lake, with the highest point in Cartersville being 1,562 feet at Pine Mountain.
– Pine Mountain Recreation Area offers trails ascending to the summit with views of Atlanta & Allatoona Lake.
– Savoy Automobile Museum showcases a diverse collection of automobiles and original art.

– Interstate 75 passes through the eastern edge of Cartersville with multiple exits, while U.S. Highway 41 runs parallel to I-75 through downtown.
– Cartersville Airport is located on State Route 61, with several state routes connecting the city to neighboring areas.
– Phoenix Air, a company, is based at Cartersville Airport.

**Points of Interest and Attractions:**
– The Booth Western Art Museum is the second-largest art museum in Georgia and features the largest permanent exhibition space for Western art in the U.S.
– Etowah Indian Mounds is an archaeological site south of Cartersville.
– Tellus Science Museum, a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate, features the first digital planetarium in North Georgia.
– Notable attractions include the world’s first outdoor Coca-Cola sign, Rose Lawn, and Bartow History Museum.

**Law Enforcement Incidents and Notable People:**
– Cartersville Police Department had incidents like the arrest of 65 people at a house party in 2017 and the resignation of Deputy Police Chief Jason DiPrima in 2022.
– Notable individuals associated with Cartersville include Amos Akerman, Trevor Lawrence, Robert Lavette, Lottie Moon, and Chloë Grace Moretz.

Cartersville is a city in Bartow County, Georgia, United States; it is located within the northwest edge of the Atlanta metropolitan area. As of the 2020 census, the city had a population of 23,187. Cartersville is the county seat of Bartow County.

Cartersville, Georgia
Cartersville City Hall
Cartersville City Hall
Location in Bartow County, Georgia
Location in Bartow County, Georgia
Cartersville is located in Metro Atlanta
Location of Cartersville in Metro Atlanta
Coordinates: 34°11′N 84°48′W / 34.183°N 84.800°W / 34.183; -84.800
CountryUnited States
Named forFarish Carter
 • MayorMatt Santini
 • Total28.74 sq mi (74.44 km2)
 • Land28.62 sq mi (74.12 km2)
 • Water0.12 sq mi (0.32 km2)
787 ft (240 m)
 • Total23,187
 • Density810.20/sq mi (312.82/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (Eastern Daylight Time)
ZIP Codes
30120, 30121
Area code(s)770/678/470
FIPS code13-13688
GNIS feature ID0355017
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