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Euharlee, GA

Euharlee is a city in Bartow County, Georgia, United States. The population was 4,136 at the 2010 census, an increase of 29% over the 2000 count of 3,208.

Euharlee, Georgia is a bedroom community of Cartersville which is located 9 miles to the east. They are connected through Euharlee Road, and by a chain of subdivisions and homes. Euharlee is located next to Plant Bowen, which has the second largest generating capacity of any coal-fired power plant in the United States.


The name Euharlee is derived from a Native American word meaning "she laughs as she runs. Euharlee is home to Georgia's oldest covered bridge.
The Euharlee Covered Bridge
The current population, exceeding 4,100 residents, represents a substantial increase from the 1,600 residents recorded in the 1995 census. Population growth in Euharlee is, to a great degree, attributable to the growth of the neighboring community of Cartersville.

Places of Interest

  • Black Pioneer's Cemetery is an area of downtown Euharlee dedicated to preserving the gravesites of several early African-American settlers of the region.
  • Euharlee Covered Bridge goes over the Euharlee Creek. It is the oldest covered bridge in the state of Georgia. It was built in 1889 by Washington W. King, son of Horace King, and was formerly known as Lowry Bridge.
  • Covered Bridge Museum is a small museum located a stone's throw from the Euharlee Covered Bridge. The museum features an assortment of local artifacts from the early American Indian habitation to an exhibit featuring "Gone with the Wind" memorabilia.
  • Kingston Saltpeter Cave is the largest cave in Bartow County and was used to help produce gunpowder for the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War.


Euharlee is home to two schools within the Bartow County School system. Woodland Middle School at Euharlee and Euharlee Elementary School are located on Euharlee Road, and are directly across the street from each other.

Euharlee Elementary's current Principal is Sharon Collum , and the Assistant Principal is Johnnie Coats.

The office staff includes: Donna Evans, Sarah Black, Beth Gudger, and Wendy Allen. The nurse is Darlene Brown. The Media Specialist is Linda McCoy, and the Media Clerk is Paula Hendricks. The full list of staff and faculty can be found on the school's website.

The school's Mission Statement is "The faculty and staff at Euharlee Elementary School are committed to educating children to become lifelong learners in a global society. We hope to instill academic values in students that they may successfully transition through life while crossing the bridge to the future."

There is an annual Character Day Parade held, and pictures can be found on the school's website.

Woodland Middle School at Euharlee's current Principal is Lamar Barnes, and the Assistant Principals are Hope McCauley and Wes Dickey. Lamar Barnes is the only Principal WMSE has had since its opening in 2000.

The school's Mission Statement is "Our mission is to provide the transition from the nurturing environment of elementary school to the independent environment of high school while offering our students quality standards-based instruction and the opportunity to develop emerging skills needed to become life long learners."

Fall Festival

There is an annual Fall Festival held with the Covered Bridge as the focal point. It is held Labor Day weekend, running from Friday until Sunday. Local schools are invited to showcase choral and band ensembles throughout the weekend. Crafts and foods are sold by local vendors. There are rides for the children as well.

The Festival was increased and relocated from Osborne Park with the completion of a Pavilion located behind the Covered Bridge Library and Covered Bridge Museum in 2005.

External links

Source: Internet