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

Farish Carter

1780-1861

 
 
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Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 15, 2022
1. Farish Carter Marker
Inscription.  Planter, land speculator, entrepreneur. Born South Carolina, November 24, 1780; died Milledgeville, Georgia, July 2, 1861.

Never lived in Cartersville, Georgia, but it is named in his honor. He has been cited as the richest landowner and businessman in Antebellum Georgia and played an important role in the growth of Georgia's pre-war economy. While traveling through the little village of Birmingham near the newly built W&A Railroad, Carter jested that the name should be changed to Cartersville.

The name was chosen when the Town of Cartersville, Georgia was incorporated on February 1, 1850.
 
Erected by Etowah Valley Historical Society • Cartersville-Bartow County Convention & Visitors Bureau.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommercePolitical Subdivisions. A significant historical date for this entry is November 24, 1780.
 
Location. 34° 9.934′ N, 84° 47.743′ W. Marker is in Cartersville, Georgia, in Bartow County. Marker can be reached from West Main Street (Georgia Route 113) west of South Public Square, on the
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right when traveling west. Marker is on fence along railroad tracks south of the old depot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Friendship Plaza, Cartersville GA 30120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mark A. Cooper (here, next to this marker); Chief Justice Robert Benham (here, next to this marker); Rebecca L. Felton (here, next to this marker); Francis S. Bartow (here, next to this marker); Warren Akin, Sr. (here, next to this marker); William H. Felton (here, next to this marker); Amos T. Akerman (here, next to this marker); Corra Harris (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cartersville.
 
Also see . . .  Farish Carter: For Whom Cartersville, Georgia Was Named. Biographical sketch by the Etowah Valley Historical Society. (Submitted on January 18, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Farish Carter Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 15, 2022
2. Farish Carter Marker
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3. Farish Carter
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 18, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 18, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   2. submitted on January 19, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   3. submitted on January 18, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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