Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Rome is the largest city in and the county seat of Floyd County, Georgia, United States. It is the principal city of the Rome, Georgia, Metropolitan Statistical Area, population 96,250 (2009), which encompasses all of Floyd County. It is the largest city in Northwest Georgia and the 19th largest city in the state.
Although no Interstate highway passes through Rome, it is the second largest city, after Gadsden, Alabama, near the center of the triangular area defined by the Interstate highways between Atlanta, Birmingham and Chattanooga, which contributes to its importance as a regional center in several areas, such as medical care and education. Rome is the home of Darlington School, Berry College and Shorter University.
Rome's name is a commemoration of the Italian city of Rome. Rome, Georgia, was built on seven hills with a river running between them, a feature that was an inspiration for the name. This connection is emphasized by a replica of the statue of Romulus and Remus nursing from a mother wolf, a symbol of the original Rome, which was a 1929 gift from Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.
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Berry College was beautiful place, there is a ton of land on the property packed full of deer and other wild animals. It is also home to Frost Chapel the premiere go to place for Rome weddings, the only working water wheel in Rome and even the Martha Berry house.
One of two hospitals located in Rome. Out of the two Floyd was the biggest. Even though it is nonfunctional right now it used to be well known for its cardiatric treatment program and its top of the art breast cancer treatment center. Not to mention the huge emergency room.
Myrtle Hill Cemetery is the second oldest cemetery in the city of Rome, Georgia. The cemetery is at the confluence of the Etowah River and Oostanaula River and to the south of downtown Rome across the South Broad Street bridge.
This 60 acre park located at Riverside Parkway, consists of a multi-purpose pavilion and concert stage, fishing and river access, 4 picnic shelters, playgrounds, restroom facilities, natural and paved trails, 2 sand volleyball courts, wetlands demonstration area, and rowing/ storage facility. Ridge Ferry Park used to also hosts the Farmer’s Market, Rome Rowing Club, Heritage Holidays events, concerts and many major community events. Ridgeferry used to also be the Home of Trout Unlimited Chili Cookoff and CHAHI Arts Festival. Playground sponsored by the Junior Service League.
The Clock Tower on top of Neely Hill in Rome, Georgia is one of the oldest landmarks in the city. It is so tall that it can be seen from almost anywhere in the city, including the top of Myrtle Hill, one of Rome's tallest points. The clock does not use power it just keeps on ticking and the bells chime at the top of every hour.
Rome High school, home of the wolves, was a four year high school housing grades 9-12, the middle school housing 6-8 is located right across the street. The School has a very promising athletic department and the only school in the district that had a swimming pool. It is now the home of a lot of teenage walkers.
Sara Hightower, the only library in Rome that mattered. It was huge. Marble floors, a grand staircase. It was like stepping into a castle. And the grounds were majestic as well Beautiful flowered paths leading to benches with weeping willows hanging over. From the front there is a nice view of the clock tower and from behind the Ettowah River.
Most of the land outside of the city is fast farms. Some rundown and others were thriving at the time of the outbreak. Now they all look empty and sad. There could still be things to salvage from these lands and houses or just a good place to hold up for awhile. Some may still have their families hiding inside.
First Baptist was the number one church in Lindale. Anyone who was anyone was here on Sunday morning. The church held a lot of functions and even had a soup kitchen for the poor. They were always throwing events and having concerts inside their halls
About 10 years ago this was the place everyone worked. It was easy to get a job and it had been active since the 1800's, but then one day the doors closed and 100's of people were out of work. But the Mill still stood there in the heart of Lindale as a reminder. All around the mill is 100's off duplex mill houses that used to be home to the employees there, and across the street is one tiny Mill wood mill house and a creek.
Pepperell High, home of the Dragons. Pepperell High loved their football, but more than that the loved the higher education programs. This is where the rich kids wanted to go, and the poor kids that were just stuck in the district. If you were looking for those little snotty brats or those little redneck kids that liked their guns then you would come here.
Silver Creek is down deep in the woods and hardly visited. On occasion hikers would go down to the falls and camp out for the weekend. Around the creek is home to some caves. There was always lure around the creek and caves that parents told their children to keep them away. But now it may really be haunted.
Big Spring Park in Lindale, Georgia is the second largest natural limestone spring in the southern United States. Producing 4 million US gallons of water per day, it provides water to 10,000 people in northwest Georgia.
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