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.  Private residence. No tours available.

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Address
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 Ball Ground.

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Address
Corner of Valley Street and Gilmer Ferry Road, 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 in Ball Ground
Ball Ground, GA 30107

Canton

Canton Public Square at Cannon Park
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
130 East Main 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 is made of native marble and features a restored chambers and jail quarters.

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Address
100 North Street
Canton, GA 30114
Cherokee County History Center
Description

Located in historic downtown Canton, Georgia, the Cherokee County History Center is operated by History Cherokee. The museum documents the history of Cherokee County spanning from Native American inhabitants to the industries, people, and events which shaped the area to what it is today.  Six unique galleries covering the Cherokee and Creekland indigenous peoples through modern times.  Galleries feature a variety of artifacts and photographs, plus interactive exhibits perfect for all ages from the collections of the Cherokee County Historical Society.  Downtown walking tours listed online.

Phone
770.345.3288
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Address
221 East Marietta Street
Canton, GA 30114
Cherokee Gold Marker
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 Marker
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
3 miles east from I-575 on GA Hwy 20
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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West of I-575/Sixes Road, Exit 11
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.

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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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251 East Marietta Street
Canton, GA 30114
Menagerie on Main Fine Art and Gifts
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Description

Artisan boutique, creative artist workspace, and gift shop with a focus on local art. They offer a space for artists to display their talents while residents of our community develop theirs through classes and workshops.

Phone
404.798.4279
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Address
351 West Main St
Canton, GA 30114
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 Historic Courthouse. Learn more on the self-guided walking tour at History Cherokee.

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Address
94 North Street
Canton, GA 30114
The Art Barn at Morning Glory Farm
Description

An amazing educational resource for over 20 years, The Art Barn has provided top-notch, hands-on Educational School Field Trips, birthday parties, summer camps, classes/workshops, play dates, and family events.  Art, animals, and agriculture with a whole lot of love, laughter, and learning.  Contact Farmer Sue for more information.

Phone
678.319.0286
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Address
208 Roper Road
Canton, GA 30115

Holly Springs

Historic 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 host to one of the best concert halls in the southeast, the FPAC offers exceptional performances in an intimate setting for the local community.

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 include dioramas and artifacts, plus contemporary American Indian art.

The Sellars Gallery of Historic Hand Tools features an amazing collection of over 10,000 historic hand tools. 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
The Reeves House
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Description

As part of Woodstock’s thriving arts village, The Reeves House offers visual arts in a rotating gallery of local, regional, and national art.  The Woodstock Arts Event Green provides space for both concerts and art exhibits.

 

Phone
678.494.4251
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Address
119 Mill 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.  Offers theatrical arts, visual arts, diverse music, dance, and culinary art experiences.  World-class performing arts productions, concerts, classes, camps, and a rotating gallery of local, regional, and national art.  The Event Green provides space for both concerts and art exhibits.

Phone
678.494.4251
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Address
8722 Main Street
Woodstock, GA 30188
Woodstock Visitors Center at Dean’s Store
Description

"Where yesterday lives and tomorrow waits."  Home to the Woodstock Visitor's Center and locagted in the heart of downtown, Dean's Store provides an electic blend of history with a museum, library, art gallery, literary lounge and gathering place, all within one store.

Phone
770.924.0406
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Address
8588 Main Street
Woodstock, GA 30188

Cherokee County, GA

Cherokee County
Chamber of Commerce

3605 Marietta Highway
Canton, GA 30114

770.345.0400

tourism@cherokeechamber.com

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