Melinda Lemmon, Executive Director, Cartersville-Bartow Economic Development, 404.218.2180,

Quality of Place

Cartersville and Bartow County possess all you need for a healthy, active and safe lifestyle plus an amazing array of scenic and outdoor recreation opportunities. Life here is relaxing, sincere and secure, and if the big city is what you need, all the major-market attractions of Atlanta are less than an hour away. It’s a combination that’s good for your employees and for business.

Also known for 12,000-acre Lake Allatoona, two state parks, seventeen museums including two Smithsonian affiliates, 5-star world-class Barnsley Gardens Resort, charming downtowns, state-of-the-art business and sports venues, Cartersville-Bartow County is the Location of Choice for tourists and tourism projects alike.




Cartersville Medical Center broke ground in late 2012 for a $30 million plus expansion project.  With this expansion the Emergency Department has a total of 30 rooms and a second CT Scanner.  A 20-bed specialized inpatient care unit for orthopedic and neurologic conditions, new main entrance and lobby as well as new exterior signage and facade was completed in 2014.

Cartersville Medical currently operates a 112-bed acute care hospital, Accredited Chest Pain Center, Certified Primary Stroke Center and Gold Seal Inpatient Diabetes programs accredited by the Joint Commission. The Women’s Center provides mammography services that are gold seal accredited by the American College of Radiology.  The Hope Center, a regional, Commission on Cancer approved cancer treatment facility, is conveniently located on the hospital campus and provides over 4,000 treatments with over 300 new patients per year from a ten county region.


Our community offers housing options from $125,000 to $1M+ with a variety of amenities and options available.  Short and long-term residences are also available for companies looking to place employees or guests.



Outdoor recreation is a big part of life in Cartersville and Bartow County.  In all, there are 92 municipal and county public recreation sites in the community, encompassing almost 11,000 acres of scenic recreational opportunity.

Bartow County Parks and Recreation

City of Cartersville Parks and Recreation



If golf is your passion, you'll be teeing off in no time at your choice of several great courses in Bartow County. All courses are open year-round.

Barnsley Gardens Resort – Adairsville, 18 holes   Video
Cartersville Country Club – Cartersville, 18 holes
Woodland Hills Golf Club – Cartersville, 18 holes
Green Valley Greens Golf Course – Cartersville, 9 holes

In addition, dozens of quality public and private courses are within an easy one-hour drive of Cartersville.




Red Top Mountain State Park on Lake Allatoona

Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site in Cartersville, Georgia


Local ATTRACTIONS & Calendar of Events



Bartow County, GA, gets 49 inches of rain per year. The US average is 37. Snowfall is 1 inch. The average US city gets 25 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 92.  On average, there are 216 sunny days per year in Bartow County, GA. The July high is around 90 degrees. The January low is 31. Our comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 35 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The US average on the comfort index is 44.



Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce

Cartersville-Bartow County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
Cartersville-Bartow Community Guide & Business Directory

Downtown Development Authority (Cartersville)
Recent News

Read about the latest news and announcements.

Jul 18, 2023 | Yakult Chooses Bartow County for Second US Production Facility.
  For Immediate Release Tuesday, July 18, 2023 Gov. Kemp: Yakult Chooses Bartow County for Second US Production Facility Atlanta,…

Mar 23, 2023 | Gov. Kemp: Qcells Supplier to Invest $147 Million in Cartersville Manufacturing Facility.
      For Immediate Release Thursday, March 23, 2023   Gov. Kemp: Qcells Supplier to Invest $147 Million in…

Jan 11, 2023 | Gov. Kemp: Qcells to More than Double Production in Georgia, Create 2,500 New Jobs.
For Immediate Release Wednesday, January 11, 2022 Gov. Kemp: Qcells to More than Double Production in Georgia, Create 2,500 New…

Dec 08, 2022 | Hyundai Motor Group and SK On To Build EV Battery Facility in Bartow County.
      For Immediate Release Thursday, December 8, 2022   Gov. Kemp: Hyundai Motor Group and SK On To…

contact information


Melinda Lemmon
Executive Director
Cartersville-Bartow Economic Development

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Matthew Thomas, 770.607.1198