The Reinhardt main campus in Waleska, Ga., is easily accessible from I-575, I-75 and Hwy 515 and is convenient to Cumming, Calhoun, Jasper, Dawsonville, Marietta, Ellijay, Woodstock and Canton. See Directions
Waleska, Ga., is in Cherokee County, Ga., about 45 minutes northwest of Atlanta, and 20 minutes east of Cartersville and 20 miles west of Jasper. Our scenic campus has the warm appeal and security of a small town, while Atlanta and Chattanooga are only a quick car ride away.
What does Waleska have to offer?
Waleska is a quaint small town with a proud history. It was named in the mid-1800s by some of the first white settlers in the territory, Lewis Reinhardt, a successful farmer, and his wife. In the 1820s and 1830s, the Native Americans who had lived in the area were being moved west by the U.S. federal government. Reinhardt and his wife were sympathetic to the plight of their neighbors, the Cherokee Indians, many of whom they knew well. To honor them, the Reinhardt couple named their small, developing community after the Cherokee Indian chief’s daughter,“Warluskee.”
Today, Waleska is a friendly and welcoming small town. It offers within easy walking distance of the campus a post office, a pharmacy, a Dollar General, a gift shop, several convenience stores, a grocery store, a local park, and several other businesses.
Waleska is proud to call Reinhardt its own, and many of our neighbors enjoy the College's cultural, athletic and alumni events.
What else is nearby?
Canton, the nearest town, is about 10 minutes south, and offers many options for shopping, entertainment, recreation and dining.
North Georgia mountains, streams and rivers, including Lake Allatoona, offer numerous places for enjoyment and recreation. If you enjoy camping, hiking, canoeing, whitewater rafting, kayaking, swimming, water skiing, golf, or paintball, you'll find many options within easy driving distance.