Brief History of the Kennesaw Mountains
The stunning Kennesaw Mountains represent the highest point in Atlanta's suburban area. The highest summit elevation in the mountains is 1808 feet, while the ensuing terrain averages an altitude of approximately thousand feet. The mountain range is comprised of two major summits, namely the Big Kennesaw and the Little Kennesaw. The former is the converging point of tourists and houses a state of the art parking lot, while the latter is essentially a conduit to the hiking trails and surrounding forests, which inextricably link the mountains to its surrounding natural expanse. The original inhabitants of this mountainous region were known as the Creek people. They were driven out by the Cherokee and later lived in exile during the war. The Kennesaw Mountains bore witness to the infamous Battle of Kennesaw, which took place in 1864 and was part of the Atlanta onslaught during the American Civil War. The neighboring city of Kennesaw was named after the mountains, shortly after the war. This acrylic fridge magnet captures a stunning aerial view of the iconic mountain range and is the perfect souvenir to remind you of a memorable holiday spent there.
Things to Do In the Kennesaw Mountains
The mountains are home to an important historical site - The Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. The site was created in 1935 and includes various war memorabilia such as cannon's and other artillery that were originally used in the battle. Located at the base of the mountain is the Antenna Tower - a museum and interpretive center with self guided trails, which attempt to recreate the historic march of General William Tecumseh Sherman and his troops during the peak of the civil war. The Kennesaw Mountains have a rich flora and fauna, making it an excellent camping site and picnic spot for visitors.