From the summer resorts named on
this page of this issue, the following short
excursions can be taken in buggies and
by the train:
ACWORTH. —Partiescan go, with
livery stable conveyance, to Pickett’s
mill, about half dozen miles westward,
where occurred the desperate fighting
between Cleburne with the Confeder
ates, and Howard with the Federals, j
on May 27, 1864. Howard suffered
a bloody repulse here.
From here too, via the Western |
and Atlantic Railroad, they can go to
Allatoona, six miles distant. Alla
toona station stands immediately at the
entrance of Allatoona Pass. Above
the pass are the fortifications, which
were attacked by the Confederates un
der Gen French, with such daring
courage, and defended with such des
peration by Gen. Corse, with about an
equal number of Federals, on October
sth, 1864. From Kennesaw Mountain
to this point, Gen. Sherman signaled:
“ Hold the Fort, for 1 am Coming,”
whence originated the thrilling gos
pel song of the same title.
About a mile from Allatoonastation
is Allatoona Mountain, from the sum
mit of which is a grand view over wild,
picturesque and historic scenery, which
is described in other columns of this
CALHOUN. —About eight miles to
the northeast is Dew’s Pond, the most
famous fishing resort in North Georgia.
Some halt dozen miles to the south
east is the famous Peters’ Stock Farm,
where there is probably the most noted
collection of blooded stock in Georgia.
CARTERSVILLE From th i s
point, one can drive about six miles to
the Etowah river, and to the old Eto
wah Iron Works, which were so famous
during Confederate times. The scene
ry there is wild and romantic, and the
water power at the rapids on the Eto
wah river at this point is enormous.
About a mile distant are also the
Indian mounds, on the Tumlin place.
The Smithsonian Institute have had
excavations made, which have brought
to light rare specimens of pottery, etc.
About eight miles distant, north
westward, is the famous “Saltpetre
Cave.” This has’ been explored to a
distance of about half a mile, and no
one knows how much longer it is. Dur
ing the war the Confederates got large
quantities of saltpetre from there for
the manufacture of gun-powder.
Taking the East & West Railroad of
Alabama, one can go out to Cedar
town, 37 miles distant, and view the
iron furnaces at that point.
It is also a very pretty trip to Sul
phur Springs, about 30 miles further
westward; and at Broken Arrow, Ala.,
the terminus of the road, 110 miles
westward, the scenery is very fine and
the coal mines, which are worked on
an extensive scale, afford objects of
abounding interest to visitors.
South of Cartersville, on the West
ern and Atlantic Kailroad is also the
famous “Horseshoe Rend,” and it is
only seven miles from Cartersville to
Allatoona Pass, which is referred to
DALTON. —Dalton is a sort of cen
ter for pleasant, excursions. One
can ride in a buggy three miles distant
to the mineral springs at the foot of
Rocky Face ridge, or, climbing this
historic range, can reach Dug Gap
which is plainly seen from Dalton.
From Dug Gap, looking west, is said
to be one of the most beautiful views
of mingled mountain and valley scene
ry in the Southern States. Early in
1864 there was ugly fighting here be
tween the Confederates and Federals.
Mill Creek Gap is penetrated by the
THE GREAT KENNESAW ROUTE GAZETTE.
Western & Atlantic R. H.
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Litchfield House, Mrs E L Litchfield 15 to 20 $ 1 00 $5 816 to S2O
Strickland House, Mrs II Strickland 10 to 12 100 4 12 to 15
Summer Wave Place, Mrs Kate Shuford 10 to 12 100 5 15 to 20
Stanton House, Hilburn & Bearden, 15 to 20 100 4 15 to 16
Wood House, Mrs M J Wood, 15 to 20 100 4 15 to 16
BIG SHANTY, GA.
Railroad House, Judge G T Carrie, 10 to 15 7 25
Calhoun Hotel, J M Kindred, 20 to 25 2007 20 to 24
Haynes House, W P Haynes, 10 to 12 100 5 16 to 20
Skelley House, Mrs Skelley, sto 8 100 5 15 to 16
CARTE RSVIDLE, GA.
St. James Hotel, R A McFerrin, 50 to 60 200 10 28 to 30
Bartow House, Mrs Majors, 25 to 30 150 8 24 to 25
Tennessee House, J Sumner, 15 to 20 100 6 20 to 22
Etowah River House, *(J T Sbelmond, 20 to 25 2007 25
CH IC KAM AUG A, TENN.
Greer House, J M Greer, sto 8 100 4 12 to 15
Smith House, R S Smith, sto 8 100 4 12 to 15
National Hotel, WII Kenner, 120 to 130 200 10 20 to 30
Lewis House, JQ A Lewis, 100 to 110 200 10 20 to 30
Mountain View House, Mrs L Griste, 10 to 12 150 7 20 to 25
Woodland House, WC Richardson, 10 to 12 100 6 18 to 20
Parkview Hotel, Mrs L L Bivings, 10 to 12 100 6 18 to 20
Haddock House, Mrs Al E Haddock, 10 to 12 100 5 18 to 20
Crozier House, Mrs 11 Crozier, sto 8 100 5 18 to 20
Lyle House, Mrs C B Lyle, sto 8 100 5 18 to 20
Private House, fMrs E Bitting, 10 to 12 15 to 25
do. j'Mrs Patterson, 10 to 12 15 to 25
do. Mrs A Allen, 6to 8 15 to 25
do. Mrs E A Cunningham 6to 8 15 to 25
do. T L Kirby, 6to 8 15 to 25
do. Mrs Harben, 6to 8 15 to 25
do. Mrs Walker, Oto 8 15 to 25
do. Mrs. Huff, 6to 8 T 5 to 25
Couch House, Mrs Rainey, 6to 8 150 7 25 to 28
Cloud House, Mrs Cloud, sto 6 150 7 25 to 28
Branson House, fMrs Branson, 18 to 20 100 6 20 to 22
Private House, fMrs F II Harris, 2 20
Whitlock House, MG Whitlock, 100 2 00 10 35 to 40
Kennesaw House, P S Shelman, 50 200 10 40
Private House, John O’Neil, 10 100 7 25
do. Mrs Al. J. Wright, 20 25 to 30
do. L S Cox, 10 7 25
do. Dr Wm Alston, 10 7 25
do. Mrs J H Elliott, 10 10 30
do. Mrs H A McLellan, 10 10 30
do. G M Lacey, 10 7 25
do. Mrs Haynes, 10 7 25
do. Aliss Marlow, 10 7 25
do. W P Stephens, 10 7 25
do. Porter Grist. 10 725
MONT LILY, GA., (Axoka P. O.)
Private House, W W Russell, 4to 5 4 15
do. A M Ward, 4to 5 4 15
do. Michael Hassler, 4to 5 4 15
Whitsett House, W J Whitsett, 20 100 5 20
Private House, Mrs W L Whitman, 4 100 6 20
do. Mrs A E Orr, 4 100 6 20
do. Mrs Al J Towler, 8 100 5 20
Cherokee Springs House,R W Doak, 20 1005 20
Private House, J L Fincher, Bto 10 100 4 12 to 15
do - W R Greer, Bto 10 100 4 12 to 15
TUNNEL HILL, GA.
funnel Hotel, T C Bowman, 20 100 4 15
Private House, A P Smith, 4 100 5 20
* Situated seven miles from Cartersville, near the Etowah River on line of
E. &W.R.R. of Ala. Post-office, Stilesboro, Ga.
yOne and one-half miles from town.
*i Beautifully situated at Cherokee Springs, two miles from Ringgold.
Western and Atlantic Railroad about
three miles north west of Dalton, and
the scenery is wild and picturesque.
A good wagon road leads alongside the
railroad through this gap and into the
“ Buzzard Roost Valley,” where there
was such hard fighting during 1864.
Northeast of Dalton, in Alurray
county, 20 miles distant, are the Co
hutta Springs, which were formerly
a famous resort, and the healing and
invigorating qualities of the waters
have long been famous in Georgia.
These springs are immediately at the
ftrtof the many-peaked Cohutta Aloun
Gordon Springs, ten or twelve miles
northwest of Dalton, also, were former
ly much frequented. The waters are
said to be very fine indeed.
Taking the Western and Atlantic
Railroad and going southward sixteen
miles to Resaca, one finds himself in.
the midst of the mountain ridges which
echoed with the thunder of cannon and
the rattle of musketry during Alay,
About four or five miles west of Re
saca is Snake Creek Gap, through
which, first McPherson’s army, and af
terwards Sherman’s entire army, passed
through Rocky Face ridge and made
its movement against Resaca, with the
view of breaking the Confederate com
munications between Dalton and At
lanta, and capturing the entire Con
federate army. The immediate object
sought by the movement was foiled;
but the subsequent evacuation of Dal
ton by the Confederates was accomp
KINGSTON. —About three miles
southwest of Kingston is the great Salt
petre Cave, which is also reached from
Cartersville, as above described.
Excursionscan also be taken to Rome,
by railroad, eighteen miles distant, and
thence down the Coosa river on superb
steamboats. Kingston is also in the
center of very tine fishing waters.
MARIETTA. —Marietta is “a thing
of beauty” itself; but it is surrounded
by a cluster of beautiful and famous
points of interest.
Kennesaw Mountain, 1,809 feet
high, is only two miles distant to the
On the Western and Atlantic Rail
road, almost at the foot of Kennesaw
Mountain, is Elizabeth Station, where
there is the famous marble factory
which is already known all over Amer
Some half dozen miles distant to the
northwest is Pine Mountain, on the
summit of which the Confederate Gen
eral Polk, was killed by a cannon shot,
June 14th, 1864.
About eight miles westward is Lost
Mountain, which is almost as high as
Kennesaw, and is famous, not only
for the grandeur of its scenery, but
also for the historic interest clustering
All around Alarietta are beautiful
drivesextending for miles, and with
the fine horses and buggies furnished
from “Chuck” Anderson’s livery stable
one has no end of enjoyment.
In Marietta are not only the many
beautiful homes, but by those who are
patriotically inclined, strolls can be
taken through the National cemetery
where are buried over ten thousand
Federal soldiers, or the Confederate
cemetery wherein lie over thirty-five
hundred of the heroes who “wore the
lhe Marietta City Park is also a fa
mous resort during the summer after
noons, especially on the two days, each
week, when the Alarietta brass band
gives its “open air concerts.”
From Marietta one can, also, make
excursions up the Alarietta and North