Cave Spring, Georgia

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Located fifteen miles southwest of Rome, on Hwy 411, South, is the City of Cave Spring.  The town of your Dreams.  A Truly Southern town, rich in history, natural beauty and the gentle people, invite you to enjoy a slower, more graceful way of life, for a day or a weekend.
 

City : Cave Spring
Population 2000: 975
Metro area: Rome
Latitude: 34.241N
Longitude: -85.335W
Time zone: Eastern Standard

Municipal address:
PO Box 365
Cave Spring, GA 30124

The Cave and Rolater Park

Located in shady Rolater Park, just off the town square, are the natural limestone cave and spring which are the town's namesakes.  Open to the public, the cave has  impressive stalagmites and the legendary "Devil's Stool" formation.  The spring water has won awards for purity and taste and is commercially bottled.  Many visitors bring jugs to fill at the spring and take home for drinking.

90 Historic Buildings and Sites

Cave Spring's foundations are the educational and religious institutions and rural values the shaped the town and remain the heart of it's culture and economy.  Nestled in scenic Vann's Valley, the town's natural wonders were first know to Indians native to the area (both Cherokee and earlier Mississippian culture).  Legend has it that tribal meetings and games were held at the cave and spring site.  The site of Rolater Park was the campus of the Cave Spring Manual Labor School (renamed Hearn Academy), founded in 1839 by Baptists among the early settlers.  The local historical society and town government have preserved several of the school's buildings for public use.  One is now a bed and breakfast inn, The Hearn Inn.  The old Baptist church is used for weddings and meetings.

The historical society has also renovated the circa 1867 Presbyterian Church.  Located a couple blocks sway from the park, the church is now open to the public weekends as an art gallery operated by the local art council.

These historic buildings are among the 90 structures and sites on the National Register of Historic Places.  Beautifully maintained homes of Gothic, Victorian and Plantation styles, a circa 1880 train depot and 19th Century hotels and boarding houses are architectural reminders of the past, some now housing antique and gift shops.

A short drive to the of downtown is Chubbtown, one of the few communities of free blacks in pre Civil War Georgia.  Descendants of the founding family still live there.

Georgia School for the Deaf, a state operated elementary and secondary, made Cave Spring it home in 1846.  The school's original administration building (Fannin Hall) served as a field hospital for both Confederate and Union troops during the Civil War.  Most buildings on the school's old campus downtown are unused and slated for redevelopment.  

Antiques and Art

In keeping with the historical ambiance, Cave Spring sustains a lively trade in antiques in several shops and antique malls throughout town.  Other shops offer designer collectibles, distinctive country gifts, and decorative home accessories.

Local artist and craft persons offer their works at the art council gallery on Alabama Street.  Also, a fine furniture maker and two pottery studios are located in and around town.

Good Food and Accommodations

Southern-style home cookin' is alive and well in Cave Spring restaurants.  Vegetable plates and steaks are among the specialties offered, along with home hamburgers and short orders to make dining a casual "Y'all come back" experience.

Creekside motels and chalets, a bed and breakfast inn, a lodge, and campground with tubing, canoeing, and golf driving range are among the accommodations for visitors.

For Information

Call:  City of Cave Spring (706) 777-3382 or any local merchant for more information about events.

Or Write:  City of Cave Spring
P.O. Box 365
Cave Spring, GA 30124

Email Us: Cave Spring, GA

Lodging:
  • 14.  Creekside Inn Motel, Color TV, Basic Cable, Telephones, Weekday & Night lodging, 1 Georgia Ave., (706) 777-3124.
  • 15.  The Hearn Inn, Historical Bed and Breakfast in a quiet serene setting, Rolater Park, (706) 777-8865.
  •  6.  The Tumblin House, Bed and Breakfast, Enjoy true Southern hospitality, rock on the parch and treat yourself to a full country breakfast, 38 Alabama St./, (706) 777-0066.
Outdoor Recreation:
  • 16.  Cedar Creek Park, Camping/hook-ups or tents, Canoeing, Fishing Picnicking and Driving Range, Hwy 4ll North 2 miles, (706) 777-3030.
  • 17.  Our Home Town Tours, Our Home Town Tours can arrange a guided tour of beautiful historic Cave Spring, the Cave and other areas to meet the interest of individual groups, (706) 777-3962.
  • 18.  Rolater Park, 300,000 year old Natural Limestone Cave, picnic areas under majestic trees, 1.5 acre pool filled with cool spring water, Rolater Park, (706) 777-3962.

Community Service:

  • (GSD)  Georgia School for the Deaf, Residential Education Program (K-12) for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children ages 4-21 from the state of Georgia, 232 Perry Farm Rd., SW, (706) 777-2200.
  • 22.  1st Floyd Bank, You are #1 with US, Let us be #1 with you, 15 Cedartown St., (706) 777-3367.
  • 23.  Cave Spring City Hall, 3 Georgia Ave., (706) 777-3382.
  • 24.  Town Square Fina, Gas, Beer, Ice Cream, Picnic supplies, etc., (706) 777-3955.
  • 25.  The Hearn Academy Building, Rolater Park.