Etowah Valley Plantation

Etowah Valley Plantation (HM1AVN)

Location: Cartersville, GA 30120 Bartow County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 7.996', W 84° 50.889'

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On this site from 1844-1879 stood the plantation of Maj. John Sharpe Rowland and Frances Lewis Rowland. The plantation comprised some 2,500 acres. Rowland's Ferry was located just northeast of here at the mouth of Pettit's Creek. The Rowlands also owned Rowland Springs which was approximately 9.5 miles northeast of here. It was the most exclusive resort in the State of Georgia in the mid 19th century.

John Rowland was a veteran of the War of 1812 and served as Superintendent of the Western & Atlantic Railroad from 1861-1863. Frances Rowland was an accomplished spinner and weaver who received many awards for her work. Both were generous philanthropists, and assisted the hospitals and needy families of the Confederacy during the Civil War.

The family lies on the hilltop above, and the plantation manse stood approximately 300 feet southwest of the cemetery.
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HM NumberHM1AVN
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Placed ByEtowah Valley Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 7:28pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 698425 N 3779023
Decimal Degrees34.13326667, -84.84815000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 7.996', W 84° 50.889'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 7' 59.76" N, 84° 50' 53.34" W
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Area Code(s)678, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1766 Rockmart Hwy, Cartersville GA 30120, US
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