Acworth, Georgia

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Acworth is a city in Cobb County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 13,422. Census estimated a 2005 population of 17,428. Acworth is located in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains along the southeastern banks of Lake Acworth and Lake Allatoona on the Etowah River.

Acworth's nickname is "The Lake City."[1] Acworth Beach is located on nearby Lake Allatoona and Lake Acworth. It is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area.

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History

Prior to 1840, the town was known as "Andersonville".[citation needed] From 1840 to 1843, it was known as Northcutt Station, after the first railroad station master Alfred Northcutt.[citation needed]

The town received its current name in 1843 from Western & Atlantic Railroad engineer Joseph L. Gregg, who named it for his hometown of Acworth, New Hampshire, which was in turn named for English nobleman Lord Acworth.[2] It was incorporated on December 1, 1860.

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