The city of Euharlee, just west of Cartersville, is home to the oldest covered bridge in Georgia as well as a picturesque 1850s village.
It's signature bridge, on the National Register of Historic Sites, is open daily.
Civil War presence is evidenced by the remains of Milam's Bridge. The original bridge was burned May 21, 1864, by Jackson's Cavalry. Upon being rebuilt after the war, it remained in service until the 1970s. Plans are underway to restroe this steel truss bridge as a bike and pedestrian path.
Other sites to explore include:
* The Travelers Well
* Blacksmith Shop
*Black Pioneers Cemetery - dates from 1830 to 1900
* Euharlee History Museum - open Tues-Fri. Housed in what was originally known as the Millers House.
* Grist Mill Ruins - located adjacent to the covered bridge
* Commissary/Granary - originally used for grain storage built around 1860; interesting features to note including the ironwork, flooring, and architectural features.
* Calaboose - where drunks and chickens theives were housed back in the day
* Obsorne Park - along the beautiful Euharlee Creek complete with walking track, tennis courts, baseball fields, playground and picnic area
* Frankie Harris Park - event park and performance venue
The name Euharlee is derived from a well-known Indian name "Eufaula" and means "she laughs as she runs." The are has been continuously occupied since 800 B.C., and contains numerous archeological traces of earlier Indian civilizations.
Euharlee was settled in 1840s around several mills and was first known as Burge's Mill, named after the Burge family. In 1852, it became incorporated as Euharleeville. In 1870, a new charter was enacted changing the name to Euharlee.
Hours of Operation
Sunday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM