“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Cartersville in Bartow County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Rowland Springs

Rowland Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, December 27, 2013
1. Rowland Springs Marker
Inscription. On this site from 1844–1872 stood the most exclusive resort in Georgia. In 1843 Maj. John Sharpe Rowland and his wife Frances Machen Lewis Rowland purchased 2,400 acres and built a health resort which included such amenities as a ten pin alley, pistol gallery, fountain, swans, nature trails, fruit orchards, fishing, and abundant wildlife. Over 27 cool and refreshing mineral springs provided medicinal treatment and refreshment to visitors. The hotel and cabins accommodated up to 600 guests. Each season musicians entertained vacationers, but according to the mandates of Rowland, “all gaming and immorality” were “strictly prohibited”. The 1849 rates were $1.25 per day, which included 4 meals.

Some of the most prominent people of the day vacationed at the resort including four state governors in one season. Georgia Governor Joseph E. Brown was a frequent guest and physician, scientist, conservationist, and educator. Joseph LeConte honeymooned here in 1846.

The hotel and the three primary springs (Chalybeate, Sulphur & Magnesia, and Freestone) stood approximately 1/3 mile east of here.
Erected by Etowah Valley Historical Society.
Location. 34° 13.408′ N, 84° 44.509′ 
Rowland Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, December 27, 2013
2. Rowland Springs Marker
W. Marker is in Cartersville, Georgia, in Bartow County. Marker is at the intersection of Simpson Circle NE and Harvey Knight Road NE, on the right when traveling north on Simpson Circle NE. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 295 Simpson Circle, Cartersville GA 30121, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Felton Home (approx. 3˝ miles away); Etowah and the War (approx. 4.1 miles away); Battle of Allatoona (approx. 4.1 miles away); Mark Anthony Cooper's Iron Works (approx. 4.1 miles away); John W. Akin (approx. 4.9 miles away); Pierce Manning Butler Young, (1836-1896) (approx. 5 miles away); Old Bartow County Courthouse (approx. 5 miles away); God Bless America (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cartersville.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 30, 2013, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 465 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 30, 2013, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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