The town of 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 along 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. The Cassville Historical Society offers cemetery tours each October and cemetery luminaries commemorating Cassville's 1864 burning every November. Both Reconstruction and the W&A Railroad bypassed Cassville so the town never fully recovered from that fiery November night.
Visitors to Cassville can see the Noble Hill-Wheeler Memorial Center, housed in northwest Georgia's first Rosenwald School built for educating African American children in 1923. Travelers 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.
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