Pettit Creek Farms lays nestled in the foothills of North Georgia in scenic Cartersville! This 80-acre farm has been in the Allen family since 1945. When Allatoona Lake expanded in 1945, Raymond and Fannie Mae Allen relocated from that area to what is now referred to as “Pettit Creek Farms”.
In the begining, Raymond & Fannie Mae planted and grew cotton rows, corn crops, mules and kids. As the kid’s grew up and began taking over in the ‘70s, the cattle became visible and the row cropping all but faded away. Each passing generation has continued to be a vital part of farm management and maintenance of the land. The farm has passed down through the generations. First, of course, to the children. In the 80’s, to the grandchildren.
NOW, the great-grandchildren are now being groomed to carry on! The teams of mules are all but gone. Tractor and rubber-tired hay wagons have replaced them. However, time does slow down as you turn into the driveway “DOWN ON THE FARM”! Since 1945 Pettit Creek has been a real working farm. Hay is mowed, cows give birth, chickens still lay eggs. But the crowds are larger now. Not just family anymore! And the animals are just a little different. You may see a camel, zebra, patagonian cavey, emu, herds of ponies, buffalo roaming; not to mention the proverbial cow, donkey, chicken, turkey, pig, goats, sheep and much, much more!
We live to educate and entertain - it's a privilege to live and work with such a wide variety of animals.Scott Allen, owner
Who We Are
The animals and the land are simply an extended part of our family and its our joy to share them with you.