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Adairsville • Cassville • Cartersville • Euharlee •
Kingston • Lake Allatoona • Summer Hill

Because You Love A Good Story

The Bartow Cartersville African American Heritage Trail is an award-winning project comprised of 20 sites that memorializes the area's history and the community's support. This project is an effort to introduce what is known and share what has been discovered. It is not the definitive guide, but rather, a starting point for further research as the body of work on local African American history continues to grow.

Thank You for Your Support

The Cartersville-Bartow County Convention & Visitors Bureau would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for their help with this project:

Justice Robert Benham, Interviewee
Alexis Carter-Callahan, Researcher, Etowah Bush School
Tony Porter, Interviewee
John Lewis, Historic Preservationist
Dr. Pam Wilson, Professor, Reinhardt University (ret.)
Trey Gaines, Director, Bartow History Museum
Sheri Henshaw, Director, Keep Bartow Beautiful (ret.)
Missy Phillips, Assistant Director, Keep Bartow Beautiful (ret.)
Dr. J. Sean Callahan, Professor, Georgia Highlands College
Valerie Coleman, Curator, Noble Hill Wheeler Memorial Center
Calvin Cooley, Summer Hill Heritage Foundation
Katie Gobbi, Director, Euharlee History Museum
Lillie Read, Director, Cartersville Downtown Development Authority
Lara Jeanneret, Lara J Designs
Adairsville’s Sans Souci Club
Etowah Valley Historical Society
City of Cartersville
Bartow County
Georgia Humanities
All of the people who encouraged, informed, supported, or otherwise helped us along the way. There were many.


African American

Heritage Trail

Bartow County, Ga

Thank You to Our Partners and Sponsors

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