The county seat of Bartow County, Cartersville, Georgia, is a town of 19,000 and a suburb of Atlanta. Founded in 1850 in the rolling hills northwest of Atlanta, this is a historic town with an abundance of culture and plenty of recreational activities.This is a town that has been recognized for its friendly people, and the historic downtown area has much to see and do. The town is located on the banks of the Etowah River and nearby is Lake Allatoona. This 12,000-acre lake is the perfect getaway for camping, fishing, water sports, and swimming.Cartersville is home to Georgia Highlands College, so you're sure to see some young people at some of the bars here after dark. The town is close to many Civil War historic sites that are popular with tourists, and those interested in researching the bloodiest war in American history. The crime rate here is low, the schools here are good; making this a great place to raise a family. It's also a wonderful place to live and work for singles.