Acworth, Georgia, is an archetypal railroad town located just north of the booming metropolis of Atlanta. As it developed from a Cherokee trail to a town defined by train rails, and as it matured from a landscape dotted by farmsteads to a trade center, recreation lure, and suburban magnet, Acworth has retained its enduring charm and quality of life. Residents enjoy the quiet, peaceful pace afforded to those who make their homes in small towns; they have prospered and made livelihoods in a variety of ways-from gold mines to cotton bales to mill works. The community these hard-working men and women have created, and the lives they have enjoyed, are highlighted in this unique volume. Images of America: Acworth includes drawings, photographs, and postcards that capture the spirit of the town as a pioneer settlement, rail center, Civil War encampment, mill town, and lakeside village. Vintage images of homes, churches, clubs, and sports teams, culled from local libraries, scrapbooks, and personal collections, celebrate the social fabric of Acworth life and tell the story of the town's history through everyday faces and places.
Author: Acworth Society for Historic Preservatio Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC) Published: 04/16/2003 Pages: 128 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.68lbs Size: 9.24h x 6.50w x 0.28d ISBN: 9780738514796
About the Author Acworth Society for Historic Preservation Inc: - Members of the Acworth Society for Historic Preservation, Inc. worked together to compile this engaging tribute to Acworth and its people. This volume is sure to find a treasured place on local bookshelves, educating and entertaining residents for generations to come.