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50 years of preserving Bartow's history and culture

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.

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Bartow Author Corner

Provided by EVHS as a scholarly venue for local authors to publish their research or articles about Bartow County.

AfricanAmericanHistory Initiative

African American History Initiative

Preserving the African American history and culture of Bartow County and to elevate public awareness of it. 

Bartow History Scholar

EVHS is pleased to sponsor this voluntary program and partner with our local schools in an effort to preserve Bartow history. 

Oral History Initiative

Oral histories are physical links to the past that provide meaning to the present and continuity to the future.

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