The Etowah Valley Historical Society, Inc. was founded in 1972 by concerned owners of historical properties in Bartow County. From a membership of twenty-four, primarily interested in preserving the Etowah River Valley region of this county, the society has evolved into an organization of over 600 people dedicated to the promotion of historic education and preservation throughout Bartow County.

Today the Etowah Valley Historical Society (EVHS) celebrates the heritage of our unique area – ancient history and Civil War battlefields, coexisting with Victorian architecture, nestled in the richness of Georgia’s mountains and streams. Our major objective is to promote and enhance the education, awareness and preservation of the heritage and traditions of Bartow County.

We are located in the 1903 Gold-Domed Courthouse in the center of Cartersville. Please contact us for hours at 770-606-8862.

Office Hours:

Monday, Wednesday and Fridays – 1:30 to 4:30

First and third Saturdays – 1:00 to 5:00

If you are traveling a distance to visit it is best to call in advance.



The mission of the Etowah Valley Historical Society is to promote historical preservation, provide educational programs and sponsor public lectures that are designed to create awareness and sustain Bartow county heritage and traditions.

Upcoming Events:

Save the dates:

See Events tab above for future and past events.


Award. The Georgia Trust presented the Etowah Valley Historical Society with its annual Excellence for Preservation Service Award for its innovative Bartow History Scholar program which is a partnership with local middle schools.  The award ceremony was held in Athens, Georgia on Friday evening April 17, 2015.

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