Adairsville remembers Chief John Adair, a Scottish settler who married a Cherokee Indian girl. The town, like so many others in Georgia, grew up around the railroads. When the Western and Atlantic Railroad set out to expand its rails to Chattanooga, landowner William Watts deeded some tracts to the railroad and then surveyed business lots.
Workers finished building the town's depot in 1847, and Adairsville grew quickly as mills, blacksmiths and hotels opened around the town square. The town continued to prosper, earning the distinction the "Granary of the State" and later incorporated in 1854.
Adairsville's location - exactly 65 miles north of Atlanta and 65 miles south of Chattanooga - makes for a convenient overnight stay. Three new motels at I-75 Exit 306 offer comfortable accommodations at very reasonable prices. RV campers are welcome at the Family Leisure Resort.