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1. McEver – Morgan House, 4527 Dallas Street

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2. Bailey – Benefield (Maxwell) House, 4566 Dallas Street

Sponsored by Don Hanley with Diversified Contracting Group


3. Coats & Clark – Lucas Home, 4575 Dixie Avenue

Sponsored by Malinda and Henry’s Louisiana Grill


4. Gray House, 4451 Seminole Drive

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5. Blakely House, 4462 Lemon St Extension

Sponsored by Lakeside Executive Suites


6. Lyons House, 4765 Logan Rd

Sponsored by Acworth Animal Hospital

Pickup Tickets: Original Acworth Jail (c. 1935), 4367 Center St.

Home of the Acworth Cultural Arts Council, Behind Fusco’s Via Roma, Beside Center Street Tavern

Pickup Tickets on Thursday Afternoon 11/3, Friday Morning 11/4, and Saturday 11:00-4:00 on 11/5


Acworth Presbyterian Church (c. 1870), 4561 Church St.

(Acworth Presbyterian Church Congregation)

This church is not on the tour, but certainly worth a look on the outside.

Capt. Lemon was one of the founders of Acworth Presbyterian Church. The church was built in 1875 on land donated by James’ brother, Smith Lemon. [1]

The Acworth Presbyterian Church was established in 1870 as a mission from the Mars Hill Church.  Thirty-four members were dispatched to start the Acworth Church, and Mars Hill provided a joint minister until 1956.  Smith Lemon donated the property and together with his brother James Lile, supervised the construction of the church building in 1875. [2]

The Church features stained glass windows, Gothic arches, and intricate brickwork are features of the brick edifice. Many of Acworth’s pioneer families were among the charter members. [3] 

Thirty-four members from Mars Hill were received as charter members. They were: M.J. Abbott, Mrs. F.J. Ansley, J.H. Bate, W.T. Bate, Dr. A. Cotten, Mrs. Elizabeth J. Cotten, Mrs. Hattie Hull, W.H.A. Johnson, J.P. Lawhon, Mrs. J.P. Lawhon, Miss Lula Lawhon, Miss Belle Lemon, J.L. Lemon, Mrs. J.L. Lemon, Miss Jennie Lemon, Jessie, L. Lemon, M.E. Lemon, Margaret E. Lemon, Smith Lemon, Mrs. M.K. Litchfield (known as Mr.s Kansas Williams after her second marriage), H.H. Logan, Mrs. Emily L. Logan, J.E. McEver, Mrs. J.W. McMillan, John L. Nichols, Mrs. Maria L. Nichols, W. J. Palmer, Mrs. W.J. Palmer, Miss Nola Palmer, Miss Eula Palmer, William Prichard, John E. Prichard, J.C. Stancel, and Mrs. L.H. Tanner. [4]

On November 4, 1883, J.W. McMillan and H.H. Logan were ordained as elders by Rev. A.G. Johnson, the first minister of Acworth Presbyterian Church. [5]

Acworth Presbyterian Church was used in the 2011 remake of ‘Footloose’ as the Church of Bormont where Dennis Quaid’s character, Reverend Moore, is the minister. Carol Allegood, homeownter of the R.L McMillan House, is featured as an extra during one of the church scenes, along with Kim Wigington, Headmaster of Brookwood Christian School, one of Acworth Charm’s Hosts. [6]

1. Acworth Society for Historic Preservation, Inc., p. 61.
2. Ibid.
3. Rebecca Nash Paden and Joe McTyre. pg. 45
4. Mary Dell Williams, pg. 2
5. Ibid.
6. Southern Outdoor Cinema


Acworth Christian Church (c. 1858)

(Acworth Christian Church Congregation)

This newly restored church is not open for a tour, but is certainly worth a look from the outside.

In 1858, Acworth had been established as a watering stop for the Western and Atlantic Railroad, but would not be incorporated until 1860. 

That year, Nathan Smith, an established evangelist, founded the Acworth Christian Church, which originally was located on Mitchell Hill. Smith was one of the first schoolmasters in Acworth, and the first worshipful master of the Acworth Masonic Lodge. 

The church thrived until the Civil War, when the building was dismantled and used as shanties for Union soldiers. The church re-established in 1875 at its current location on Northside Drive. Tragedy struck again in 1899, when a fire destroyed the church. Nathan Smith died that same year, so he never got to enjoy the rebuilt church, which opened its doors in 1901. 

The church has been a fixture in Acworth ever since, and can be seen from Main Street and the downtown area. The church’s original brick exterior was covered by stucco in the 1980s.


SOURCES
[Unless otherwise cited, all photography courtesy of TCPics]

-Acworth Society for Historic Preservation, Inc.  Acworth.  Charleston SC, Chicago, Portsmouth NH, San Franscisco: Arcadia, 2003.
-City of Acworth Property Records
-Angela Chao, Old Acworth Jail Memorabilia. Acworth, GA Patch, March 11, 2011. https://patch.com/georgia/acworth/amp/431263 (accessed August 11, 2019)
-Charlotte McClure et al, Acworth, Georgia: from Cherokee County to Suburbia. Acworth. Carrie Dyer Woman’s Club, 1976.
-Rebecca Nash Paden and Joe McTyre. Cobb County. Charleston SC: Arcadia, 2005.
-Wendy Parker, “Sprayberry to Celebrate 65th Anniversary, Hold Gala Fundraiser Saturday.” East Cobb News, April 13, 2018. Accessed May 15, 2020.
-Abbie Tucker Parks, Albert L. Price, and Shirley Fowler Walker. Remembering Acworth: Fact, Fun, and Trivia. City of Acworth, 2010.
-Thomas Allan Scott. Cobb County, Georgia and the Origins of the Suburban South: A Twentieth-Century History. Marietta GA: Cobb Landmarks and Historical Society, Inc, 2003.
-Southern Outdoor Cinema. “‘Footloose’ Starring Julianne Hough, Filmed in Georgia.” Southern Outdoor Cinema, February 14, 2014. (Accessed  08/20/2019)
-Mary Dell Williams. Acworth Presbyterian Church, The First Hundred Years, 1870 – 1970. Acworth GA, 1970