Research at the Bartow History Museum


The Bartow History Museum Archives is located on the second floor at 13 North Wall Street, Cartersville, Georgia. (Handicap accessible ramp on Gilmer Street side of building.)

The Archives and Research Library are open:
Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Archives and Research Library Holdings

The Bartow History Museum Archives and Research Library includes over 1000 books, pamphlets, magazines and other publications covering a wide range of topics. Topics include local and state issues, events, people and places, as well as general information on antiques and collectibles, preservation and conservation, fashion, identification tools and other helpful research materials. There is also an extensive vertical file collection containing information on the communities of Bartow County, famous Bartow County residents, area churches, schools, businesses, cemeteries, historic sites, civic organizations, genealogy, and the Civil War.

The Archives has a variety of primary and secondary source material available for your research needs. These items can be accessed for research purposes or general interest. In many cases, photographs can be copied. Please check with our knowledgeable staff members for pricing and assistance.

A sample of resources in the Bartow History Museum Archives includes:

  • Bartow County Newspapers: most years 1868-1979
  • Cartersville City Directories
  • Court Records: 1840s-1920s
  • Genealogy Files
  • Jones Funeral Home ledger: 1926-1933
  • Obituaries
  • Oral History DVDs
  • Telephone Directories: 1940s-1990s
  • Sanborn Maps
  • Soil Survey of Bartow County: 1926
  • The Wingfoot Clan, Atco Edition: most years 1929-1990s

Research requests are also accepted by Sandy Moore, Archives Assistant, by telephone at 770-382-3818 ext. 7353 , by email at or by mail to the:

Bartow History Museum
4 East Church Street
Cartersville, GA 30120