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Cooper's Furnace Day Use Area
c/o Corps of Engineers
PO Box 487
Cartersville GA 30120
Located on River Road south of Cartersville
A site on Northwest Georgia's Blue & Gray Trail
"Listed on the National Register of Historic Places"
A remnant of the antebellum industrial center started by Mark Anthony Cooper at Etowah, Georgia (now under the waters of Lake Allatoona). Cooper sold the iron manufacturing facilities to the Confederate States of America in 1863, and it was destroyed by Union Forces in 1864 during Sherman's Atlanta Campaign. The remaining cold blast furnace stands as a lone memorial to Cooper's iron empire. Today, visitors can hike the trails which lead to the overlook atop the Dam at Lake Allatoona or picnic and play along the banks of the Etowah River.
Open March-November only. Handicap Accessible.
Directions: from Atlanta, go north on I-75 to Exit 288. Go south on GA 113 to second traffic light, then south on US 41. Travel one mile on US 41, then take the River Road exit ramp. Turn left onto River Road, which ends at the Day Use Area.
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