Bartow is a town in Jefferson County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2020 census, the city had a population of 186. Initially the town was known as “Spier’s Turnout”, but was changed to honor the first Confederate officer to die in battle, Colonel Francis S. Bartow of Savannah, Georgia, who was killed at the Battle of Manassas, Virginia on July 21, 1861.
At the 2000 census there were 223 people, 95 households, and 68 families living in the town. The population density was 196.1 people per square mile (75.5/km2). There were 106 housing units at an average density of 93.2 per square mile (35.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 40.36% White and 59.64% African American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.35%.