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Cartersville in Bartow County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Etowah Valley Plantation

 
 
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By Judith Barber, September 15, 2013
1. Etowah Valley Plantation Marker
Inscription. On this site from 1844-1879 stood the plantation of Maj. John Sharpe Rowland and Frances Lewis Rowland. The plantation comprised some 2,500 acres. Rowland’s Ferry was located just northeast of here at the mouth of Pettit’s Creek. The Rowlands also owned Rowland Springs which was approximately 9.5 miles northeast of here. It was the most exclusive resort in the State of Georgia in the mid 19th century.

John Rowland was a veteran of the War of 1812 and served as Superintendent of the Western & Atlantic Railroad from 1861-1863. Frances Rowland was an accomplished spinner and weaver who received many awards for her work. Both were generous philanthropists, and assisted the hospitals and needy families of the Confederacy during the Civil War.

The family lies on the hilltop above, and the plantation manse stood approximately 300 feet southwest of the cemetery.
 
Erected by Etowah Valley Historical Society.
 
Location. 34° 7.996′ N, 84° 50.889′ W. Marker is in Cartersville, Georgia, in Bartow County. Marker is on Rockmart Highway (Georgia Route 113) 0.4 miles east of Dallas Highway SW (Georgia Route 61), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cartersville GA 30120, United States of America.
 
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Etowah Valley Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, September 15, 2013
2. Etowah Valley Plantation Marker
Cemetery is on the hill behind the marker.
At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Etowah (Tumlin) Mounds (approx. 2.3 miles away); Raccoon Creek (approx. 2.5 miles away); Site of Sam Jones' Tabernacle (approx. 3.2 miles away); Home of Sam P Jones (approx. 3.4 miles away); Milam's Bridge (approx. 3.6 miles away); Amos T. Akerman (approx. 3.7 miles away); Bartow County (approx. 3.7 miles away); Pettit Creek (approx. 3.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cartersville.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, US
 
Etowah Valley Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, September 15, 2013
3. Etowah Valley Plantation Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 589 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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