Cassville Historic High Country

Cassville, North Georgia’s most prominent antebellum town, faced a cruel enemy under Union occupation in 1864. See tributes to Cassville’s resolve in the Atlanta Campaign Pocket Park, on history tours of Cassville Confederate Cemetery each October, and as luminaries mark the anniversary of the town’s fiery end each November. The first north Georgia Rosenwald School was built in Cassville on the Dixie Highway and remains a black history museum.
  • Noble Hill-Wheeler Memorial Center - Black History Cultural Site in Cassville

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  • Cassville Confederate Cemetery

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  • Atlanta Campaign Pocket Park at Cassville

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  • Cassville Town Square

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  • KOA Kampground Cartersville at I-75 Exit 296 Cassville

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Cassville thrived until Union forces arrived in May 1864. The Cassville Affair is marked by one of five Atlanta Campaign Pocket Parks built in the 1930s on the Dixie Highway. Cassville Confederate Cemetery honors 300 unknown and two known soldiers, including General William T. Wofford, who surrendered the last Confederates east of the Mississippi. Cassville Historical Society Cemetery tours each October and luminaries commemorate Cassville's November 5, 1864 burning. Both reconstruction and the W&A Railroad bypassed Cassville so that it never fully recovered from that fiery November night. 

Cassville visitors can see the Noble Hill-Wheeler Memorial Center, housed in northwest Georgia's first Rosenwald School built for educating black children in 1923. Snowbirds flock to the KOA Campground at I-75 Exit 296. Across I-75 is Anheuser-Busch Brewery, site of the Beautiful Backroads Century Bike Ride each September. Cassville's Hamilton Crossing Park attracts many for sports and fitness.

Visitor Information Center

5450 GA Hwy. 20
Cartersville, GA 30121

I-75 Exit 296, west

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Phone: 770-387-1357

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