Euharlee derives its meaning from the well-known Indian name
she laughs as she runs. The area around the small town of Euharlee contains archaeological evidence
of earlier Indian civilizations. Present-day Euharlee was settled in the
1840's in the presence of several mills and was called
Burges Mill. In 1852, the town was incorporated as
Euharleeville and in 1870, a new charter established
Euharlee, pronounced U-harley.
A visit to 21st Century Euharlee portrays the town virtually unchanged
from it's 1800's appearance, although visitors will notice the
large smoke stacks of Georgia Power Plant Bowen and its growth spurt of
new homes surrounding the historic village.
Visitors should make their first stop at local landmark, the Euharlee Covered
Bridge, one of the oldest covered bridges remaining in Georgia as part
of the statewide Covered Bridge Trail. The Euharlee Covered Bridge is
listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The
Euharlee History Museum welcomes visitors with details of the town buildings and there's always
a good story and fond memories shared.
In addition to the Covered Bridge, stroll around town to see the now silent
landmarks that once bustled with activity including the Travelers Well,
Militia #851 District Courthouse, J.T. Lowry's Blacksmith Shop, the
Grist Mill ruins, and Commissary I and II. Historic structures still in
use include the 1860's Covered Bridge Store, Euharlee Baptist Church,
the Church Parsonage (a.k.a. The Millers House), and Euharlee Presbyterian Church.
Make a splash at the
Euharlee Covered Bridge Country Store and Mercantile. Here the
Euharlee Creek Outfitters service offers tube, kayak and canoe rentals with transporation for a
relaxing day on the Etowah River.
While in Euharlee make plans to dine at
Johnny Mitchell's Smokehouse, winner of the
2011, 2010 and 2009 People's Choice
honor. The Smokehouse is open Tuesday-Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. with a menu
that will please a variety of tastes. We highly recommend the ribs and
the seafood platter is delicious. Finish with homemade Coca-Cola cake
or one of the many desserts.
Come visit Euharlee today. Directions: I-75 north of Atlanta to Exit 288,
go south on GA 113 for 5.5 miles through downtown Cartersville. Turn right
onto Euharlee Road and continue about 6 miles, then turn left onto Covered
Bridge Road. Continue through Euharlee, past Plant Bowen, back to GA 113.
Turn left to return to Cartersville for lodging, shopping and more.
Ask the Euharlee History Museum for the "Historic Euharlee Georgia"
brochure by the Euharlee Historical Commission and the City of Euharlee.
Call 770-607-2017 for more information. The museum is open for tours Wednesday-Saturday
10 am-4 pm and Sunday 2-4 pm. Closed Monday. Admission is free, donations accepted.