390 Dodd Boulevard SE
Rome, GA 30161
Phone: (706) 234-0014
Fax: (706) 234-0720
The Clock Tower also known as the Old Water Tower, built after the Civil War, is 63 feet (19.2 meters) tall and 26 feet (8 meters) wide. The clock and the bell, located within the structure, stands at a height of 41 feet (12.4 meters). This has been one of the major attractions of Rome. This 19th-century tower now functions as a museum.
The second oldest cemetery in Rome, Georgia, the Myrtle Hill Cemetery spans over 32 acres (12.94 hectares). This cemetery is the burial place of about 20,000 people over the years, including some remarkable personalities like politicians, doctors, a First Lady etc. The graveyard also has the grave of the 'Known Soldier,' killed during World War I, as well as other soldiers that died during the Civil War. The Myrtle Hill-Oak Hill Memorial Association responsible for the maintenance of the site, which is beautiful, clean and peaceful. Also, the view from the top is breath-taking.
This local favorite 73 acre park is on the National Registry of Historical Landmarks and offers many amenities for visitors to enjoy such as 33 scenic RV ready campsites with picnic shelters, walking trails, an observation tower, a trading post, a bait shop, a large picnic shelter, horseshoe pits, a children's playground, and a volleyball court.
Geographically quite unlike any American city, the city of Rome is defined by its 3 rivers meeting right in the center, while at the same time being at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains. This explains why it has been named after Italy's capital which was similarly built upon 7 rivers. The city acknowledges this commemoration by accepting a statue of Romulus and Remus nursing from a female wolf, in 1929 from the Italian tyrant Benito Mussolini. With no major interstate highways passing through it, this is easily one of the most cycle and pedestrian friendly cities, full of cute walking trails along the river embankments, Rome has often featured in Hollywood movies because of its wonderful setting.
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 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.
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.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this building was once the Noble Hill Rosenwald School, the first school in Northwest Georgia constructed with Rosenwald funds that was dedicated specifically to the education of black children. The building now houses a black history museum and a cultural center.
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.
Renowned as the state's finest fishing area, this 561 acre park is surrounded by the Chattahoochee National Forest and features a pair of well stocked lakes which are excellent for bass fishing. The park also features RV and tent camping sites, three miles of hiking trails, two children's playgrounds, boat ramps, and picnic shelters.
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.