Welcome to Historic Adairsville
Adairsville - once known as Oothcalooga Village and Adair Station, is steeped in history and charm. Nestled in a cozy setting, we invite you to experience a span of American history of a small southern town which includes its beginning as a pre-existing Indian settlement.
The Civil War (1861-1865) found Adairsville a town of major strategic importance since it had been designated a terminus for the Western and Atlantic Railroad and thus contained large machine shops and a roundhouse owned by the railroad. Through this line came
arms, munitions, and other supplies from the factories in Atlanta destined for the front ines in Virginia.
While preserving our town's history of a bygone era, we welcome the progress of the present and all those who wish to visit or "stay a spell". We think you will find our area has something for everyone.
Adairsville has been a survivor throughout its history... creating a tapestry of significance. art by: Patricia Eastin
The Thistle is the National Emblem of Scotland and Adairsville's namesake, John Adair, was of Scottish descent. The Monarch Butterfly represents hope and new birth.
The Brown Thrasher is the State Bird of Georgia and the Cherokee Rose is Georgia's State Flower. The wife of John Adair was of Cherokee descent and the Cherokee Rose also represents her.
Cotton was an important industry for Adairsville and there were two cotton gins in town.
The Adairsville was known as the granary of the State of Georgia and had several water powered mills.
Adairsville produced the finest Elberta Peaches in the World and participated in the Peach Rush.
US Hwy 41 in Adairsville became widely known for the sale of hand tufted bedspreads. Peacock patterned spreads and bathrobes were for sale and displayed on lines hung along Dixie Hwy. 41. This section of Hwy. 41 became known as Peacock Alley.
From The Artist: "Retiring in Adairsville has been a rewarding decision in so many ways. Friendships, participation in civic organizations and enjoying our shops and restaurants have made living here truly meaningful. Adairsville is steeped in history. Painting the banners for our historic town is an honor. Art is a wonderful way to communicate history. It has been my hope that the banners convey 'Welcome to our historic town in America' ... loving it, living it." - Patricia Eastin
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