CEDARTOWN, an industrial city in Georgia, the seat of Polk county, is situated 61 miles (96 km) northwest of Atlanta. Its manufactured products include tire-cord fabric, cotton yarn, woolen cloth, shirts, cheese, vitamins, chemicals, paper products, furniture, disc plows and harrows, butane gas cylinders, and prefabricated homes. Cedar, pine, poplar, and oak timber is plentiful in the region. High-grade iron ore deposits are mined nearby, and limestone is present in large quantities.
Cedartown is built on the site of a Cherokee Indian meeting ground. It was incorporated in 1854 and has a council-manager form of government.