Acworth is located in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains along the southeastern banks of Lake Acworth and Lake Allatoona on the Etowah River. It is bordered by the city of Kennesaw to the southeast and by Bartow and Cherokee counties to the north.
Acworth is a city in Cobb County, Georgia, United States and is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. Unincorporated areas known as Acworth extend into Bartow, Cherokee, and Paulding counties respectively.
Acworth's nickname is "The Lake City" with Acworth Beach located on nearby Lake Allatoona and Lake Acworth.
Like the rest of Cobb County, the area now containing Acworth was carved out of the former Cherokee Nation in 1831. The town received its current name in 1843 from Western & Atlantic Railroad engineer Joseph L. Gregg, who named it for his hometown of Acworth, New Hampshire, which was named for the former Royal Navy Surveyor Sir Jacob Acworth.
When the Etowah River was dammed, forming Lake Allatoona, citizens feared that land near the town would become a swamp. They successfully petitioned for a second dam, resulting in Lake Acworth in the 1950s. This became a tourist attraction.
"We love living in Acworth because we have the best schools in all of Cobb County". Joe P
"We enjoy living near the lake; work all week and play all weekend out on that beautiful stretch of water". Jake and June
"The recreation facilities here are top notch. Any sport, any time of year for any age group.....Acworth has it and does it at a high level". Randolph M
Additional info on Acworth:
The zip codes for Acworth are 30101 and 30102
Acworth info www.acworth.org
The average home sale in Acworth is $190,700
The population is 28,502; the median age is 36.1