Cartersville – A Real Georgia Gem

between Atlanta, Georgia and Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Located North of Atlanta on I-75

Contact The Cartersville-Bartow County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau

5450 GA Highway 20

Cartersville, GA 30120

(770) 387-1357

If you are in search of a family vacation destination that won’t take you far from home in Atlanta, Cartersville can offer a wealth of entertainment, education, and outdoor fun to enjoy in every season. From the LakePoint Sports Complex to Red Top Mountain State Park to the Booth Western Art Museum, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Cartersville and the charming communities of Bartow County.

Driving to Cartersville

From Chattanooga in the north, get on I-24 E, and use the right 2 lanes to take exit 185A to merge onto I-75 toward Atlanta. Take exit 290 for GA-20 toward Rome/Canton. Turn right onto GA-20, and make a left at Roving Road. Turn right and you will be at the Convention & Visitor’s Bureau.

From Atlanta, Cartersville is a one hour drive on the I-75 N. From I-75 N, take exit 290 for GA-20 toward Rome/Canton. Use the left 2 lanes to make a sharp left onto GA-20/Canton Highway. Turn left onto Roving Rd, and make a right into the Convention & Visitor’s Bureau.

Meet the Staff

CVB Executive Director Ellen Archer

CVB Deputy Director Regina Wheeler

Conference Center General Manager Penny Davis

Conference Center Operations Manager Tamara Garner

Welcome Center Manager Susie Moore

Hospitality Specialist Louise Young Harris

Receptionist Christine Canedy

Accounting Assistant Betty Archer

Conference Center Administrative Assistant Jody Grizzle

What’s Nearby

Georgia Highlands College

Cartersville Medical Center

Georgia National Cemetery

Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site

Cartersville, GA, is a unique city rich in Native American and Civil War history. The city lies only about one hour north of Atlanta, but it offers a distinctive retreat from the city with a wealth of outdoor recreation, Smithsonian Affiliate Museums, theatres, and art galleries. Cartersville was originally founded as a gold mining town by the name of Birmingham, but the community later renamed the city after planter and entrepreneur, Col. Farrish Carter.

Cartersville is the county seat of Bartow County, and the city remains a prominent mining community as well as a hub for manufacturing for Toyo Tire North America, Anheuser-Busch, Shaw Industries, Komatsu, and Vostelpine. Tourism is also a strong component of the local economy, as the outdoor recreation, historic downtown square, and eclectic shops and restaurants draw thousands of visitors each year.

Public Resources

Bartow County Sheriff’s Office

Cartersville Parks & Recreation

Bartow County Fire Department

Bartow County Government

City of Cartersville

Brochures Available

Click on a brochure below for more information:

  • Cartersville-Bartow Visitor Guide
  • Adairsville Visitor Guide
  • Adairsville Tour of Homes
  • Allatoona Pass Battlefield
  • The Blue & Gray in Bartow
  • Visit Historic Kingston
  • Clarence Brown Conference Center


All postal mail should be directed to:
Cartersville-Bartow County Convention & Visitors Bureau
PO BOX 200397
Cartersville GA 30120