Cassville Baptist Church was established in 1832 under the name Beulah Baptist Church north of the town of Cassville. Shortly thereafter it moved to its present location on Cassville Road and changed the name to Cassville Baptist in 1848. The church became a part of the Middle Cherokee Association in 1847 and still is today under its new name, the Bartow Baptist Association. At this time, Cassville Baptist had both white and black members on its role book. However, there is no record of colored membership after 1867. As a matter of fact, all records from the war period were either lost or destroyed. However, the church building was one of about five structures in Cassville that was not burned by federal troops in November 1864. In 1908, the church tore down this building and built a new, brick structure, completed in April 1911. Several additions have been made since then, including the first Sunday School rooms in 1948, additional rooms in 1966, and updates to the kitchen and fellowship hall in 1983. The Headden home was also purchased in March of 1972 to be a pastorium. There is no cemetery on the church property; however, there is a Confederate cemetery located about a mile from the church that may be closely associated with the church. Today, Cassville Baptist Church is still located at 1663 Cassville Road NW, Cartersville, GA 30121, which can be viewed on this map of Bartow County Baptist Churches: https://goo.gl/maps/9uTux1G4ZvQ2. They currently hold traditional Worship Service at 8:30 am, Sunday School at 9:45 am, and Contemporary Worship Service at 11 am each Sunday. Their church website is www.cassvillebaptist.com.
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Bearden, Hermon. “Cassville Baptist Church.” Bartow County Georgia Heritage Book. Vol. 1. Cartersville: Bartow County Genealogical Society, 1995. 34-35.
“Gathering Times.” Cassville Baptist. Accessed August 15, 2018. http://www.cassvillebaptist.com/gathering-times.html.
Written and researched by Amy Young, Kennesaw State University Intern, Fall 2018.