History, Heritage & Arts

Explore downtown historic districts, heritage centers, art museums and historical markers. The Funk Heritage Center at Reinhardt University, Historic Marble Courthouse in Canton and Dean’s Store in Woodstock are just a few treasures you won’t want to miss!

Ball Ground

A.W. Roberts House
Description:

An example of the changing architecture in the South from the mid 19th to early 20th centuries, the original portion of this private home dates back to 1855. On the National Register of Historic Properties.

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150 A.W. Roberts Drive
Ball Ground, GA 30107
Art of Living Ministries
Description:

Multi-faceted arts ministry with classes, camps and gallery. Venue also available for retreats and special events.

Phone:
770.479.6961
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Address:
1600 Howell Bridge Road
Ball Ground, GA 30107
Battle of Taliwa
Description:

Marker noting the site of this major mid-1700’s Cherokee-Creek Indian battle is located downtown.

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Address:
On GA 372 at the railroad tracks
Ball Ground, GA 30107
Trail of Tears Marker
Description:

In May and June 1938, after being forced out of their homes at gunpoint by State and Federal armies, Cherokee Indians were marched under military guard along what is now Yellow Creek Road and Old Federal Road to internment camps in Tennessee.

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Address:
3-mile marked section
Ball Ground, GA 30107

Canton

Canton Public Square
Description:

Marker noting the creation of Cherokee County in 1832 from Cherokee Indian lands with our community being named in their honor.

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Address:
100 North Street
Canton, GA 30114
Cherokee Arts Center
Description:

All aspects of art in one location in downtown Canton. Enjoy the gallery celebrating local and regional artists, live performances, and an array of classes for all ages.

Phone:
770.704.6244
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Address:
94 North Street
Canton, GA 30114
Cherokee County Historic Marble Courthouse and Jail
Description:

Built in 1927 and renovated in 1997, the Cherokee County Historic Courthouse and Jail is housed in a beautiful five-story Classical Revival building made of native marble that features a restored chambers and jail quarters.

Phone:
770.345.3288
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Address:
221 E. Marietta Street
Canton, GA 30114
Cherokee County History Museum
Description:

Temporarily Closed for Renovations: The new Cherokee County History Center will be an exceptional cultural asset, a dynamic education resource, and an economic development driver for historic downtown Canton and Cherokee County. History in the Making is History Cherokee’s plan to build a multi-functional facility to meet the challenge of protecting, preserving, and sharing Cherokee County’s unique and compelling history.

Phone:
770.345.3288
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Address:
221 E. Marietta Street
Canton, GA 30114
Cherokee Gold
Description:

Marker noting mines extending southwesterly across the county including the Sixes Mine, worked earlier by the Cherokee. After the 1860′s, most gold mining operations in the county slowed or ceased.

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Address:
100 North Street
Canton, GA 30114
Ft. Buffington
Description:

Ft. Buffington was built in the 1830′s by local militia and was one of about 25 stockades in the Cherokee Indian Nation used by Federal and State troops during the Cherokee Removal in 1838.

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Address:
4568 Cumming Highway
Canton, GA 30115
Georgia National Cemetery
Description:

Located off GA Hwy. 20, Exit 16 in Canton, the Department of Veteran Affairs 123rd National Cemetery is proud to serve veterans’ needs for generations to come.

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Phone:
770.479.9300
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Address:
1080 Scott Hudgens Drive
Canton, GA 30114
Gresham’s Mill
Description:

The site of an early Cherokee settlement and later a gold mine in the early 1830′s. This was also a military removal encampment for the Georgia Militia during the “Trail of Tears” in 1838.

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Address:
I-575/Sixes Road Exit
Canton, GA 30114
Historic Canton Theatre
Description:

Reflecting the Art Deco style of the 1930s, the historic downtown theatre provides live performances from local and traveling productions as well as musicians, comedians and film screening events.

Phone:
770.704.0755
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Address:
171 East Main Street
Canton, GA 30114
Historic Rock Barn
Description:

Restored rock barn, once home to world-class race horses, is maintained by the Cherokee County Historical Society and is available for private events. On the National Register of Historic Places

Phone:
770-802-9557
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Address:
658 Marietta Highway
Canton, GA 30114
Joseph E. Brown Park
Description:

Born in 1821 in South Carolina, Joseph E. Brown grew up in Georgia where he taught school and read law at night. He was elected State Senator, Judge of the Superior Court, and Governor during the Civil War. His Canton home stood near the current park.

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Address:
251 East Marietta Street
Canton, GA 30114
The Art Barn at Morning Glory Farm
Description:

Working farm and home to The Art Barn and Farmer Sue, a private barnyard with Farm to Table field trips, parties, camps, classes/workshops, farm animals, seasonal produce and more.

Phone:
678.319.0286
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Address:
208 Roper Road
Canton, GA 30115
Riverview Cemetery
Description:

One of the county’s oldest historic cemeteries and final resting place of many pioneer citizens and their descendants. Many lovely markers are carved from marble quarried locally. Located behind the Cherokee County Arts Center and Historic Courthouse.

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Address:
100 North Street
Canton, GA 30114

Holly Springs

Old Train Depot
Description:

Once the hub of commerce for Holly Springs in the early 1900′s, now the renovated station serves as a community meeting and special events facility.

Phone:
770.345.5536
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Address:
164 Hickory Road
Holly Springs, GA 30115

Waleska

Falany Performing Arts Center
Description:

Located on the campus of Reinhardt University and known as one of the best concert halls in the southeast, the FPAC offers exceptional performances in an intimate setting.

Phone:
770.720.9167
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Address:
7300 Reinhardt Circle
Waleska, GA 30183
Funk Heritage Center at Reinhardt University
Description:

Georgia’s Official Frontier and Southeastern Indian Interpretive Center and a certified National Park Service Trail of Tears Interpretive Site. Visitors will see a film about the Southeastern Indians, exhibits including dioramas, plus artifacts and contemporary American Indian art.

The Sellars Gallery of Historic Hand Tools features an amazing collection of hand tools from more than 100 crafts. Walking trails and a great gift shop are also available.

Phone:
770.720.5970
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Address:
7300 Reinhardt Circle
Waleska, GA 30183

Woodstock

Dean’s Store
Description:

“Where yesterday lives and tomorrow waits.” Home to the Woodstock Visitors Center and located in the heart of downtown, Dean’s Store provides an eclectic blend of history with a museum, art gallery, literary lounge and gathering place, all within one store.

Phone:
770.924.0406
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Address:
8858 Main Street
Woodstock, GA 30188
Woodstock Arts
Description:

Woodstock’s thriving arts village offering performances, instruction and exhibits year-round.  Formerly known as Elm Street Cultural Arts.

Phone:
678.494.4251
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Address:
8722 Main Street
Woodstock, GA 30188

Cherokee County, GA

Cherokee County
Chamber of Commerce

3605 Marietta Highway
Canton, GA 30114

770.345.0400

info@cherokeechamber.com

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