HISTORIC ACWORTH

The Cherokee Nation lived in the area until the early 1830’s. The Western and Atlantic Railroad began  operation in 1845 in Atlanta, bringing progress northward to Northcutt Station, the first northbound water  stop on the new track. Joseph Gregg, a railroad engineer, renamed this stop after his hometown of  Acworth, New Hampshire. Acworth prospered as a busy trade center and was incorporated as a city in  December 1860.

The Civil War brought “The Great Locomotive Chase” through Acworth in April 1862 when James Andrew’s  Raiders stole the famous engine, “The General,” in nearby Big Shanty. Sherman was headquartered in  Acworth for several days. The town was spared the torch until November 1864; many homes and buildings  were burned.

In 1950, Lake Allatoona was completed and it, along with Lake Acworth, created recreational opportunities.  Today, Acworth is the center of a thriving, vibrant community.

CHECK-OUT THE ACWORTH HISTORIC WALKING TOUR

Enjoy the Acworth Historic Walking Tour in quaint downtown Acworth. See houses from some of the original homes, churches and buildings dating back to the early 1800’s. Click below to see the Historic Walking Tour map and directions.

Walking Tour

HISTORIC SITES

Acworth Christian Church
4476 Northside Drive
Acworth, GA 30101
Acworth Depot Park
4794 South Main Street
Acworth, GA 30101
Acworth First Baptist Church
4583 Church Street
Acworth, GA 30101
Bethel A.M.E. Church
4683 School St.
Acworth, GA 30101
Historic Acworth Walking Tour
5001 N Main St
Acworth, GA 30101
Lemon House
4375 Willis Street
Acworth, GA 30101
Logan Farm House
4756 Logan Road
Acworth, GA 30101
Save Acworth History Foundation
4794 South Main Street
Acworth, GA 30101
The Cowan Historic Mill
4271 Southside Drive
Acworth, GA 30101
Zion Hill Baptist Church
4255 Taylor Street
Acworth, GA 30101

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