The spring 175 yds. E. was the camping place of Maj. Gen. Grenville M. Dodge’s 16th A.C. of McPherson’s Army of the Tennessee [US], May 23, 1864, enroute from the Etowah River to Dallas, Paulding County.
May 24. Brig. Gen. J.C. Davis’ (2nd) div., . . . — — Map (db m20229) HM
May 23, 1864. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan’s 15th A.C. [US], camped here at Euharlee Cr., on the site of old Swaintown while Maj. Gen. G.M. Dodge’s 16th A.C. [US] camped at Peek’s Spring one mile Northwest.
These two A.C., comprising McPherson’s Army . . . — — Map (db m20230) HM
May 23, 1864. The Army of the Tennessee [US], consisting of Logan’s 15th & Dodge’s 16th A.C., crossed the Etowah River at Woolley's Bridge & by Old Macedonia Church & roads not now existing, reached this, the intersection with the Old Alabama Rd., . . . — — Map (db m20227) HM
As with most communities throughout America, the downtown was once home to local branches of major department stores. In Cedartown, grocery stores like Kroger and A&P once had storefronts, and local merchants such as A.C. Cobb, Stubbs and Hogg, and . . . — — Map (db m197592) HM
Asa Prior, born in Virginia about 1785, pioneered into this valley and purchased a large tract of land including this spring and Cedar Creek in 1834. In 1852 he deeded the spring and 10 adjacent acres to the City of Cedartown. Another pioneer, Mr. . . . — — Map (db m35812) HM
Cedartown developed from the original town plan that resulted from Asa Prior's division of land that included a courthouse square on the north side of the tract. The lots surrounding the square were planned to be sold as commercial lots. The Rome . . . — — Map (db m197545) HM
The intersection of West Avenue and Main Street was never intentionally planned to be the center of Cedartown, but eventually as the downtown grew south from the courthouse, this eventually became the main intersection. In the main image, dating . . . — — Map (db m197587) HM
Main Street Cedartown has always been a top choice for the area's parades, festivals and special events. From the annual fall festival held each October, to Shriner's Parades, Homecoming Parades, and all sorts of political rallies, concerts, and . . . — — Map (db m197583) HM
The earliest known inhabitants in the Cedartown area were the Cherokee Indians, who had taken over the surrounding territory from the Creek Indians in the 1760's. Cherokee settlements in the area were known as Char'le Town, Cedar Town and Clean . . . — — Map (db m197547) HM
The First Baptist Church in Cedar Town was established along Tanyard Branch (about one half mile south) in 1835. Asa Prior and William West donated two acres for the construction of a sanctuary in 1845. This building served until 1891, when a new . . . — — Map (db m197570) HM
(From left to right)
• Druggist T.F. Burbank came to Cedartown in 1873, and built the block of buildings between Woodland and Herbert Streets in 1879.
• The building to your right was once the Grand Theater, shown here during some . . . — — Map (db m197569) HM
Ivy Ledbetter Lee, public relations expert, author, lecturer, and philanthropist, was born July 16, 1877, near Cedartown. He attended Emory College for two years and then went to Princeton, where he earned his A.B. in 1898, paying his way by working . . . — — Map (db m35795) HM
The late Senator James I. Parker established the law firm of Parker and Lundy on this site in 1949. William L. Lundy, Jr. joined the firm in 1985 and Richard J. Lundy in 1987, Charles E. "Chuck” Morris, Jr. in 1998, Laura L. Wheale in 2014, and . . . — — Map (db m197548) HM
Created December 20, 1851 and named for President James Knox Polk. Cedartown is fittingly named for the trees which flourish in this beautiful valley. The city is a railroad center, has a thriving textile industry, and a large paper mill. . . . — — Map (db m35738) HM
Erected by the
U.D.C. No. 491
to the Confederate
veterans of Polk County,
The daughters of
those who made
our flag, hold in
those who bore it.
When . . . — — Map (db m197543) WM
The first courthouse in the area was a frame building erected in Van Wert in 1838. When Cedar Town was made the county seat of the newly formed Polk County in 1851, Asa Prior sold land to the new county for a new courthouse for $1,200. The two story . . . — — Map (db m197540) HM
Northwest Georgia is blessed with many limestone springs. When Van Wert was founded, hollowed out chestnut and cedar logs were fashioned to bring spring water from nearby hills into the village, making it one of the first communities in Northwest . . . — — Map (db m197537) HM
Sterling Price Holloway, Jr., like his father, was named for Confederate General Sterling "Pap" Price. He was born on this site and went to school here then attended the Georgia Military Academy in College Park, now Woodward Academy. He later . . . — — Map (db m35342) HM
The area surrounding the Cedartown Big Springs was first inhabited by the Cherokee Indians. The land was prized for its abundance of sparkling spring water and shade-providing cedar trees. The Cherokee people lived here peacefully until May 26, 1838 . . . — — Map (db m107439) HM
County seat of Paulding when that county was created in 1832; inc. 1838. Named for Isaac Van Wert & John Paulding, two of the captors of Major Andre.
Polk County was organized in 1851 from parts of Floyd and Paulding; this placed Van Wert in Polk . . . — — Map (db m35778) HM
We honor those who
served in our country's
November 11, 2001
The City of Rockmart
this memorial to . . . — — Map (db m197595) WM