History

History

Step back in time as you walk in the footsteps of Civil War soldiers and Cherokee Indians. Gordon County is rich in history – experience it firsthand.


attractions


Fort Wayne Civil War Historic Site

Fort Wayne features two well-preserved fortified areas used by both Confederate and Union forces during and after the Civil War. Visitors can walk the one mile trail to view the original parade grounds and entrenchments which are the last known constructed by the Georgia Militia. Confederates placed a light artillery battery on a hill overlooking the Oostanaula River that was used extensively during the Battle of Resaca. After the battle, Union forces occupied these fortifications to guard the Western & Atlantic Railroad bridge until after the war. Open daily dawn-dusk. Free admission. Pet friendly, leash required....

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Eternal Moments

There is nothing sweeter than those little fingers & toes you love to hold & kiss! Eternal Moments helps capture those moments by placing your child's prints on pottery and designing a custom piece that you will treasure forever....

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Resaca Battlefield Historic Site

Walk the six-miles of trail systems where much of the heaviest fighting occurred at the first major battle of the “Atlanta Campaign”. The park includes massive earthen Confederate and Federal infantry and artillery fortifications, interpretive signage, and a covered picnic pavilion. Open Friday – Sunday, dawn to dusk. Free admission. Pet friendly, leash required....

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Harris Arts Center

Home to the Roland Hayes Museum, Ratner Theater, art galleries and The Art Market Gift Shop. HAC features rotating exhibits, instruction and cultural performances. The Art Market offers a diverse variety of handcrafted gifts by local and regional artists. Pottery, jewelry, paintings, photography, baskets, blown glass, turned wood, and art dolls are some of the many items offered at affordable price points....

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City Park

Located in Downtown Calhoun, City Park is a perfect place to relax. Grab lunch from a local restaurant and enjoy a picnic beside the fountain. City Park is the location of numerous concerts and events and can be rented for private events. With two Blink Network vehicle stations in the parking lot, City Park allows both you and your car to re-charge....

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