Euharlee

About Euharlee

The city of Euharlee, Georgia is located in Bartow County. It is known as “The Covered Bridge City” because of the historic covered bridge that spans Euharlee Creek that was built in 1886. The city serves as a bedroom community to larger communities in the area like Cartersville and it is located right next door to the second largest coal-fired power plants in the country, Plant Bowen. The community is a charming one with a lot of civic pride. It has an annual Fall Festival that focuses on the covered bridge and its history held in October that features school music group performances, craft vendors, rides and tons of food.

For decades the area that would one day be Euharlee was inhabited by native tribes of the Cherokee nation. In 1834 pioneers began settling in the area due to the fertile and and abundant waters of Euharlee Creek and the Etowah River. The settlement was known as Burge’s Mill and then later 1852, the community was officially incorporated as Euharleyville after the creek of the same name. Eighteen years later in 1870 the town was chartered and the name was again changed, this time it was simply called Euharlee. The historic covered bridge across Eurharlee Creek was constructed by Washington W. King in 1886. Though as far back as 1852 the community had a thriving population of 2300, the population dipped to an all-time low of 65 in the 1970s. In the years since the city has experienced continued growth both in population and economic matters.

According to the United States Census of 2010, Euharlee spanned 5.4 square miles with a population of 4,136, giving the city a population density of 785 people per square mile. The estimated median household income in 2012, according to city-data.com, was $59,399 and an estimated per capita income of $19,045. The site goes on to report that the estimated median value of houses and condominiums in the city in 2012 was $110,394 and the mean price for such homes in 2009 was $117,713 and the gross rent in 2012 was $873.

The city is part of the Bartow County School system and features two schools within its borders, Euharlee Elementary School and Woodland Middle School. Local points of interest include the Covered Bridge and its accompanying museum which houses a collection of local artifacts and exhibits and the Kingston Saltpeter Cave, which is not open to the public, but is the largest cave in the county. Homes for sale in the little city of Euharlee span from first time homes and fixer uppers up through sprawling luxury homes. Other real estate options in the city include townhouses and condominiums for sale or lease as well as rental properties like houses, duplexes and apartments.