Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
2022 Etowah Drive
Rockmart, GA 30153
Phone: (678) 757-1107
Fax: (678) 757-1102
Originally the site of a wooden grist mill purchased by Elias Hightower in 1846 and converted into a facsimile of the Whitney cotton gin, this mill was once a vibrant mercantile center near Cedartown. Sherman's men ate and slept here on their march through the state during the Civil War but spared the mill from the fate which befell so many others.
Built by Washington W. King, son of freed slave and noted bridge builder Horace King, this bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is known as a landmark on Georgia's Covered Bridge Trail. The bridge is enhanced by the picturesque 1850s village which surrounds it.
The oldest church still in use in Cedartown, this church has been maintained in its original state except for the outside color. Sterling Holloway grew up in this church.
The second largest limestone spring in the South, this spring produces an average of 12 million gallons of water per day and was the site of a ballground and ceremonial dance ground of the Cherokee Indian natives until the early 1800s.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a site on the Northwest Georgia's Blue & Gray Trail, this remnant of the Antebellum industrial center was started by Mark Anthony Cooper and the remaining cold blast furnace is a memorial to the iron empire. Visitors can hike the trails which lead to the overlook atop the Dam at Lake Allatoona or relax along the banks of the Etowah River while at this historic site.
Mark Anthony Cooper commissioned this monument to honor 38 friends who aided him when he was in a financial crisis. The monument is believed to be the only one of its kind in the world erected by a debtor to honor his creditors.
One of the city's largest recreational parks, Dellinger Park is a haven for sports enthusiasts offering an extensive array of facilities. Spanning 111 acres (44.92 hectares), the park offers as many as 14 tennis courts, six softball fields, a football field, basketball courts, an olympic-size swimming pool and even a miniature golf course. If you're not into sports, the park's lush expanse, complete with a lake and a gazebo make a picturesque setting for picnics. There are four ample picnic shelters as well. Check website for more.
Local volumes of marriage certificates, deeds, cemetery records, and much more are housed at this genealogy research library that also offers occasional workshops on American Indian heritage.
Once the home of famous evangelist Samuel Porter Jones for whom Nashville's Ryman Auditorium was built, this beautifully restored Victorian mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is now used as a house museum which showcases the writings and memorabilia of Sam Jones and Rebecca Latimer Felton, a Bartow Countian who became the first woman to serve in the United States Senate in 1922.
The renowned Sam Jones Memorial United Methodist Church is situated at Cartersville in Georgia. The church building was erected and established in 1907. The building was built by eminent architect Walter T. Downing. It traces the Classical Revival style of architecture. The entire church is built on a land area of 1.5 acres (0.61 hectares). The church is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
This sign has been authenticated by the Coca-Cola Company as being Coke's first outdoor painted wall advertisement and it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This first-of-its-kind sign was paintbrushed by industrious Coca-Cola syrup salesmen James Couden.
Located across Pitner Road, Pitner Road Park is an ideal venue for a family picnic. The well-maintained garden, lush green lawns and serene surroundings beckon one and all. It also has a separate children's playground, play areas for dogs and a special picnic area. For more details, call ahead.