The Landscapes of Bartow’s Religious Heritage
Places Sacred and Sublime
Since the initial platform mounds were constructed at the Leake and Etowah Sites in the first century B.C., Bartow County’s Etowah Valley has represented a landscape replete with religious significance. From ancient Indian mounds followed by early pioneer convictions to Rev. Sam Jones’ Union Tabernacle revivals and rise of megachurches, the Etowah Valley has long stood as a central hub of religious activity and leadership in northwest Georgia.