Historic Markers Across Georgia



Etowah



Marker ID: WPA 41 D-13
Location: Ga Hyw 293 and Old River Rd., Cartersville, GA
County: Bartow
Coordinates: N 34° 09.007    W 084° 46.428
  34.15011666    -84.7738
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMEKPY
Etowah Marker  



Text:

Four miles east, in the gorge of the Etowah River, are the picturesque ruins of the once flourishing town on Etowah, developed by Mark Cooper around his iron furnace and rolling mill. The furnace was built in 1844, following one built in 1837 on Stamp Creek. Later five others operated nearby.

In 1864, Etowah reached its peak with 2,000 inhabitants, iron furnace, foundry, and rolling mill, flour mill, corn mills an saw mills, and was destroyed for its munitions importance by Sherman's Army.



 

Etowah

Notes:

This is actually the old WPA marker 41 D-13 that was originally located on US 41 south of Cartersville at old overlook. The marker was cut down and moved to this location.

J.B.Tate, Buster Garland, Jim Dellinger, Cartersville Public Works Department, Bill Davey, and Frank Perkins

 

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