This area is provided by EVHS as a venue for local authors to publish their research or articles about Bartow County. (Submissions must be devoted to historical Bartow events and may not be editorials, politically themed nor represent bias agendas)

All articles are considered to be under copyright protection and are the property of the author and Etowah Valley Historical Society.

Early Pioneers and Settlers

Colonel Benjamin Hawkins’s 1796 Visit to Cass (Bartow) County – Keith S. Hébert

Industry and Business

Cartersville’s Lost Furnace – Joe Head

Cartersville’s Railroad Car Manufacturing Age

Historic Railroads of Bartow County

The Last Family Foundry – Joe Head

Civil War and Military Activity

The Civil War Reaches Bartow County, Article 1 – Joe Head

The Decision to Abandon Cassville and Fall of Bartow, Article 2 – Joe Head

Bartow Burns and an Old Flame Remembered, Article 3 – Joe Head

The Civil War in Bartow County, The Battle of Allatoona Pass, Article 4 – Joe Head

The Union Occupation of Bartow County – Trey Gaines

Reconstruction Bartow County Following the Civil War – Dr. Keith Hebert

Emerson’s Forgotten Train Wreck – Joe F. Head

Etowah’s Camp Foster – Joe F. Head

General Ormsby – Mitchel-David Dundee

General Pierce Manning Butler Young (1836 – 1896) – Joe F. Head

General William T. Wofford (1824 – 1884) – Joe F. Head

The Great Locomotive Chase Sesquicentennial Celebration – Joe Head

The Heart of the Chase – Joe Head

The Yonah Blows Again – Joe F. Head

Uriah Stephens Kingston’s Voice of Resistance – Joe Head


Politics, Communities and People

Asa G. Candler – Joe F. Head

Corra Harris Personal Letters, 1913 – 1925 Transcriptions – Jordan Gentry

Corra Harris: Forgotten Contradictions – Jordan Gentry

Emerson – Sandy Lusk


Mattie Lee Price, the Forgotten Georgia Wonder – Donna Lee Dicksson


Where Was Sanfordville? – Sam Graham

Pretty Boy Floyd (July 13, 2003) – Dr. David Parker

Rebecca Felton, Columnist (March 31, 2002) – Dr. David Parker

Sam Jones, Columnist (Feb. 23, 2003) – Dr. David Parker

Sam Jones in Palestine   (May 18, 2003) – Dr. David Parker

Some Facts About OAKLAND – Sam Graham

The Dress – Lisa M. Russell

The Evolution of Schools in Bartow County, Georgia – Elyse Hoganson

The Legend of Chain Gang Hill – Joe F Head

The Sam Jones Female College – Joe F. Head

1903 Gold Dome Court House History – David B. Parker

The Sam Jones Tabernacle

Native American

Prehistoric Etowah Valley Timeline at the Dabbs Dig – Savana L. Deems and Terry G. Powis

Leake Mounds Site Article Series – Scot Keith

The Leake Site: The Earthworks – Scot Keith

The Mysterious Rock Walls of Bartow County – J.B. Tate

The Ancient Rock Walls of Bartow County – William Phillips

Resources and Geography

Pleasure Trips to Bartow County’s Saltpeter Cave Following the Civil War – Joel M. Sneed

Bartow’s Mining Legacy – Staci Lusk, Intern

Bartow Bibliography Resource List – Dr. Keith Herbet, Auburn University

African American

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Bartow Short Stories

These Stories are historical excerpts and candid recollections of past events in Bartow County History. EVHS members are welcome to submit similar generational tales for consideration. Typically, these are historically documented incidences, family legends or creditable oral history that have been passed down via diaries, genealogy, research or newsprint.

Etowah River Historic Sites In Bartow County, Georgia – David Archer 
If you don’t eat it, I will (A Civil War Episode) – David Archer
Pioneer Citizen Recalled 1851 Cartersville – David G. Archer
Service To State and Country Is Legendary In Bartow County – David G. Archer
Some History of Cartersville – David Archer
The Etowah Indian Mounda AND General William T. Sherman – David Archer
The Unknown Heroes of the Battle of Allatoona – Joe Head