Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
2022 Etowah Drive
Rockmart, GA 30153
Phone: (678) 757-1107
Fax: (678) 757-1102
Arts & Museums
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site was the largest gathering place of Mississippian Indians between 1000 and 1550 CE. The largest mound is three acres (one hectare) in diameter and 63 feet (20 meters) tall, and is thought to have housed the chief's platform. The five other mounds are much smaller, and served primarily as burial sites. Archeological digs have excavated much of the remains, which are on display in a small museum, which also houses exhibits on the area's history.
The Old Bartow County Courthouse is an Italianate style structure. It was later turned into a museum called Bartow History Museum. On display are artifacts, photographs, documents and memorabilia that offer a glimpse of the Civil War times. It also provides several educational programs for kids. This building is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Chieftains Museum, or Major Ridge Home is a historic home located in Rome, Georgia. The two story structure was built in 1792 for Major Ridge, a Cherokee leader, in what was Cherokee country in those days. Now in use as a local history house museum, it features artifacts and exhibits relating to the local Cherokee culture and traditions. The museum is also a significant part of the Cherokee Trail of Tears National Historic Trail and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
The Oak Hill and The Martha Berry Museum was the home of Martha Berry, who was one of the founders of the Berry College. The Oak Hill is a charming farmhouse spread over 170 acres (68 hectares) of land. Now functioning as a museum, its collection includes paintings as well as portraits of renowned people. There is a gift shop available as well. This property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Civil War enthusiasts should make a point of visiting this museum, located about 15 minutes north of Atlanta off Interstate 75. The focal point is The General, the locomotive engine stolen by a group of Union spies during the Civil War which began what is known to Civil War buffs as the Great Locomotive Chase. Experience the exciting tale of "The General and The Texas" in a multimedia presentation, or pore over numerous Civil War artifacts and relics displayed throughout the museum. See website for guided tour details and seasonal program information.