Euharlee is believed to be a Cherokee pronunciation of a Creek Indian word meaning “she laughs as she runs”. The small town is located less than an hour Northwest of Atlanta.
To learn more about the City of Euharlee, visit the Euharlee Welcome Center and History Museum.
1. Euharlee Covered Bridge
This historic covered bridge was built in 1886 by prominent Black civil engineer Washington King. It is a Town Lattice Truss bridge which uses a unique wooden interwoven structure tied together with wooden pins. Washington was the son of one of the most respected bridge builders in the mid 1800s, Horace King.
2. Euharlee Creek Outfitters
This locally-owned business is housed in a former blacksmith shop that was built in the1800s. If you look up, you’ll still see the soot on the ceiling! Euharlee Creek Outfitters rents tubes, kayaks, and canoes. They also offer shuttle service. Expect to spend anywhere from 1 to 7 hours on the river depending on your mode of travel and your pace. Owner Zach Tyree says this section of the river contains class one rapids. He’s taken visitors of all ages from 5 to 80+ out on the river.
Native American fish weirs, which are rock formations used to catch fish, remain visible along the waterway.
3. Grist Mill Ruin
At one time, Euharlee was named after this mill: Burge’s Mill. Largely an agricultural community historically, this structure located along the creek would have milled wheat, corn and other locally-grown grains.
4. Black Pioneers Cemetery
This cemetery is located between Euharlee Presbyterian and Euharlee Baptist churches. It is a one acre lot that was set aside for the burial of more than 300 enslaved members of the community. The site is one of 19 locations on the Bartow County African American Heritage Tour.
5. Euharlee Presbyterian Church
Along with Euharlee Baptist, this church was the center of the community beginning in the mid 19th Century. According to the Etowah Valley Historical Society, Euharlee Presbyterian was constructed in 1855. The church was donated to the city of Euharlee in 2014. Today the church is used for meeting and event rentals, including weddings. The adjoining cemetery includes grave markers dating back to the earliest days to the church.
6. Historic Courthouse & Calaboose
Next to a larger militia court house, there is a small calaboose in the Euharlee Historic District. This small, two cell jail dates back to the 1890’s. The Calaboose contains some of the original metalwork.