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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Old Bartow Co. Courthouse - Cartersville, GA

Old Bartow Co. Courthouse

Cartersville, GA has two courthouses. I wouldn't call the ornate 1903 courthouse "new" but it replaced this one as the current courthouse still.

This building was built in 1873, but eventually was moved. Since the courthouse was near the tracks, trains blowing their whistles would interrupt court proceedings.

Not too long ago, this older courthouse opened as a local history museum after presumably sitting vacant for a while.

Partially obstructing the view is where Church Street now has a bridge over the railroad tracks. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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