Our hotel provides the perfect complement to your quiet refuge on the water, including boating, fishing, hiking, and simply enjoying these lovely lakes.Our hotel also welcomes business travelers who are in town for professional purposes.State Route 92 and the new Highway 41 pass through the southern part of the city.Interstate 75 runs just north of the city's northern border, with access from exits 277 and 278.Until 1935, high school students from Acworth paid tuition to attend.Students outside the town were subsidized by the Cobb County School Board.On November 13, 1864, the town was burned down by the army of General W. Sherman, sparing twelve homes and one church; its citizens were left destitute. Cotton farming in the area peaked from the 1890s through the 1920s.
They successfully petitioned for a second dam, resulting in Lake Acworth in the 1950s. In 2011, the filming of several scenes for the Footloose remake took place in downtown Acworth.Gregg, who named it for his hometown of Acworth, New Hampshire, which was named for the former Royal Navy Surveyor Sir Jacob Acworth. A private school was opened for white students in 1852.A newer private school operated from 1899 to 1935, when they integrated with the Cobb County School District.Black students were educated separately in a grammar school. Later, students were bused by the county to a segregated school in Marietta. Volunteers to fight in the Civil War enlisted in what became Company A ("Acworth Infantry") in the 18th Georgia Volunteer Infantry and Company C ("Invincibles") in the 41st Georgia Volunteer Infantry. The city was called "Little Shanty" by the Union troops, to contrast it with the next town south, "Big Shanty", since renamed Kennesaw.The town was under martial law during the six months of occupation.