Allatoona, Georgia

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Coordinates: 34°06′29″N 84°42′41″W / 34.108154°N 84.711325°W / 34.108154; -84.711325

Lake Allatoona seen from Allatoona

Allatoona is an unincorporated community in Bartow County, in the U.S. state of Georgia.[1] The community located along Allatoona Creek, 6 miles (9.7 km) southeast of Cartersville.[1]


Allatoona had its start about 1840 as a mining community.[2] A post office was established at Allatoona in 1838, and remained in operation until 1918.[3]

The Battle of Allatoona Pass took place here just after the fall of Atlanta in 1864.[4]


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Allatoona
  2. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 3. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  4. ^ Candler, Allen Daniel; Evans, Clement Anselm (1906). Georgia: Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons. State historical association. p. 42.