Kingston, rich in antebellum history, displays its pride through artifacts, scrapbooks and photographs in two museums maintained by the Kingston Woman's History Club. The newest museum, The Martha Mulinix Annex, opened in April 1998 and displays material about Kingston and the surrounding area. The Civil War museum portrays Kingston's role in the Civil War along with memorabilia from past Kingston Confederate Memorial Day Observances (the oldest such ceremony in the nation). Since 1865, Kingston has observed Confederate Memorial Day by honoring the 250 unknown soldiers in the town cemetery.
13 E Main Street
Kingston, GA 30145-2307
Godfrey Barnsley came from Savannah to Bartow County (Cass County in his day) shortly after the Cherokee Indians were removed from northwest Georgia in 1838. He came on an expedition with three friends, all of whom would have a lasting impact on the county: William Henry Stiles, Reverend Charles Wallace Howard and Francis Bartow. He returned to build a mansion that was to become a legend and a showplace.
597 Barnsley Gardens Road
Adairsville, GA 30103
770.773.7480 or 877.773.2447
Located on 435 acres on the Bartow-Floyd County line, Kingston Downs closely resembles the original course as it, too, is nestled in a bend of a river, this time, the Etowah River. Set in a bowl-shaped valley, the entire track is visible to all spectators. The property, under a long-term lease to the Atlanta Steeplechase, is owned by De Clerck Hanssens.
375 Pharr Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 237-7436 or (404) 237-2818
Fax: (404) 237-2006
Kingston Saltpeter Cave is the largest cave in Bartow County, Georgia and was formerly used as a source of saltpeter, the critical oxidizing component of gunpowder, by the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War (1861–1865). The cave is now a preserved area composed of 40 acres of largely hardwood forest, underlain by a variety of wildflowers and mosses. In late 1983 the property was acquired by the Felburn Foundation in order to preserve, maintain, and protect it for future generations.
If you have questions about this Preserve, e-mail Larry Blair at email@example.com