Etowah Valley Plantation-EVHS-Bartow Co
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
N 34° 08.007 W 084° 50.877
16S E 698443 N 3779044
Quick Description: Located Hwy 113 West of Cartersville near the end of the runway for the Cartersville Airport
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 5/8/2013 3:02:35 PM
Waymark Code: WMH1XV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
Views: 3

Long Description:
On this site from 1844-1879 stood the plantation of Maj. John Sharpe
Rowland and Frances Lewis Rowland. The plantation comprised some
2,500 acres. Rowland's Ferry was located just northeast of here at
the mouth of Pettit's Creek. The Rowlands also owned Rowland
Springs which was approximately 9.5 miles northeast of here. It was
the most exclusive resort in the State of Georgia in the mid 19th century.

John Rowland was a veteran of the War of 1812 and served as Superintendent of the Western & Atlantic Railroad from 1861-1863.
Frances Rowland was an accomplished spinner and weaver who
received many awards for her work. Both were generous philan-
thropists, and assisted the hospitals and needy families of the
Confederacy during the Civil War.

The family cemetery lies on the hilltop above, and the plantation
manse stood approximately 300 feet southwest of the cemetery

Etowah Valley Historical Society
Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: none

Date: February 2013

Sponsor: Etowah Valley Historical Society

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