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Located 25 miles northwest of Atlanta, Powder Springs is your hometown destination for outdoor family fun and recreation. Our beautiful historic downtown and Towne Square is host to events, concerts, shopping, and has connecting trails and routes to the popular Silver Comet Trail. Other Powder Springs attractions include: the Southern Quilt Trail, the Seven Springs Museum, the nationally known Cobb County BMX park, integrated city bike and pedestrian trails, and our many recreational parks including the new Seven Springs Water Park. In addition to our local attractions, Powder Springs is in close proximity to Cobb County and Metro Atlanta tourism attractions including Six Flags Over Georgia, Sweetwater Creek State Park, and Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield.
The town of Powder Springs was incorporated as Springville in 1838 in the lands of 2 Cherokee Indian chiefs, Chief Nose and Chief Ana Kanasta. Gold had been discovered in Georgia 10 years earlier, and the first area settlers came to Springville to find gold. The settlers found little gold in the mines at Lost Mountain and off Brownsville Road, but instead discovered 7 mineral water springs within the city limits. Springville's mild climate, rich soil, and inviting springs offered health and recreation to its residents and visitors. The water from these springs contained minerals that turned the surrounding sand black like gun powder so in 1859, the name Springville was changed to Powder Springs. We invite you to come to Powder Springs for both recreation and relaxation