Nicknamed The Lake City because of its proximity to lakes Acworth and Allatoona Acworth, Georgia, is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area and located in Cobb County. Named after Acworth, New Jersey by Joseph L. Gregg the city became a rest stop for trains after completion of the Western and Atlantic Railroad in 1843. In present-day Acworth can be reached from Interstate 75, Route 92, and Highway 41. As of the 2019 census Acworth has an estimated population of 22,818, nearly double what it was in 2000. The city is home to 10 public parks and public schools.
Red Top Mountain State Park
Located near Lake Allatoona Red Top Mountain State Park is a popular location for fishing, swimming, and water skiing, and hiking. The park allows guests to bring their own boats or rent from a marina on the lake and boasts a 4-mile trail behind the visitors center that has a reconstructed 1860s home for visitors to explore. This park also maintains the Allatoona Pass battlefield, a significant site of the Civil War that has a preserved trench system from this time period.
Etowah Indian Mounds
The Etowah Indian Mounds is a 54-acre park that houses three main earthen mounds, a defensive barrier ditch, and central village area, and a ceremonial plaza that was used as a trading area and center for ceremonies. The largest of the mounds was formerly used as a home to the priest-chief of the community. While originally believed to have been built by the Cherokee tribe it has been determined that it is more likely to have been people more closely related to the Muskogean-speaking Creek Native American tribe.
This 260-acre man-made lake is located just southwest of Acworth. Lake Acworth was created by damming off the Etowah River in the 1950s to prevent the area near the city from becoming a swamp. 18 different species of fish can be found in the lake making it a popular fishing location for residents of Georgia. Acworth Beach is located on its northern shore and has a roped-off area for people to swim.