Acworth, Georgia is located in northern Cobb County in the foothills of the north Georgia mountains just 35 minutes northwest of Downtown Atlanta. Surrounded by the beautiful Lake Acworth and Lake Allatoona, Acworth is known as the “Lake City” and offers the perfect combination of affordable housing, high ranking schools, and access to large city amenities in a small town atmosphere.
The Dixie Highway, sometimes referred to the granddaddy of I-75, is Acworth’s Main Street and was the first interstate in the South. The historic downtown district along Main Street is a favorite among both residents and visitors due to the diverse selection of shops and restaurants. Just minutes from downtown Acworth is Lake Acworth, offering beaches, swimming, boating, and camping. Also on the banks of Lake Acworth is Cobblestone Golf Course, recently ranked the top public golf course in Georgia.
Acworth began as Northcutt Station, which was the first water stop north of Atlanta on the Western & Atlantic Railroad. The stop was soon renamed by Joseph Gregg after his hometown of Acworth, New Hampshire. The city of Acworth was incorporated on December 1, 1860.
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Acworth is part of the Cobb County School System. There are five elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools. Acworth is also home to one college as well as several private schools.
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The Acworth City government has a board-manager structure in which the Mayor and Board of Aldermen oversee executive functions and the day-to-day duties are assigned to the City Manager.
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