Black History in Bartow County

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PLOT SUMMARY: Georgia’s first state park for African Americans was created on Lake Allatoona in 1950, when John Loyd Atkinson, a Tuskegee Airman in World War II, sought a recreational facility for Black Georgians. The neare…

PLOT SUMMARY: Built in 1886, this bridge spans 138 feet over Euharlee Creek in Euharlee, Georgia. The historic bridge was constructed by Washington W. King, son of famed bridge builder …

PLOT SUMMARY: This one-acre cemetery between the Euharlee Presbyterian and Euharlee Baptist Chur…

PLOT SUMMARY: The great-great-grandmother of Michelle Obama was laid to rest in 1938 in Kingston, Georgia. The legacy of the First Lady's ancestor was recounted in a

PLOT SUMMARY: Pine Acres Retreat is located on Lake Allatoona in Bartow County. The 210-acre retreat is a popular destination for group getaways, family reunions, church outings, corporate picnics and more. Renovated event venues, guest lodging with cottages, tent campsites and bathhouses, a large swimming pool, picnic shelters, a swim dock and hiking trails may be enjoyed with reservations. Kayak and canoe rentals are available onsite. State and local lodging tax of 15% applies to all cabin and campsite rentals. As the former site of a Black Girl Scout camp, this location is included in the