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Cherokee County Snapshot

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Cherokee County includes the cities of Ball Ground, Canton, Holly Springs, Waleska, and Woodstock.

Cherokee County was formed in 1830 from lands previously held by the Cherokee Indians. Its 6,900 square miles were subsequently divided into 24 other counties. One interesting historical site is the Crescent Farm, named for the curve in the Etowah River that partially encircles it. A.L. Coggins, original owner of the farm, was a Georgia pioneer in the harness racing industry; the farm became famous for its world-class race horse, Abbedale. The stable, Rock Barn, has never been moved from its original site.

Canton, the county seat, was named after the city in China. Canton’s founders attempted to establish silk production; the name, however, is the only thing that survived the venture. Lake Allatoona, a 12,010-acre lake, is the center of recreational activities in Cherokee County. The lake was built in 1950 and today provides power for more than 2,000 homes in the area. It is best known for the many recreational opportunities it provides its visitors. With more than 12,000 acres of water surface available, Allatoona is large enough to accommodate a variety of activities.

Some of the notable people who have called Cherokee County home include two state governors, Joseph E. Brown and Joseph M. Brown, and two Rhodes Scholars, Dean Rusk and Eugene Booth. Rusk was the Secretary of State under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, and held that office for longer than any other person except Cordell Hull. The world famous golfer Bobby Jones, and singer, writer and pianist, Lee Roy Abernathy, also hail from the county.

Interstate 575 runs north through the county, providing easy access to the Atlanta business and employment markets and to shopping opportunities provided around Town Center Mall. Cherokee’s first interchange, Highway 92, is only 16 miles from the Perimeter highway. The Interstate also provides ready access to Lake Allatoona, which has a wealth of recreational and scenic amenities.

Cherokee is actively developing a strong business and industrial base. National and international companies such as Herman Miller, Siemens Energy, Quill, ULMA Packaging, Piolax and Torrington all have ongoing operations in Cherokee County. Currently under development in the county is a new 700-acre science and technology park, The Bluff of Technology Park, which will provide state-of-the-art amenities for companies seeking a signature location. Residential neighborhoods with a full spectrum of housing opportunities are located within minutes.

One board of education serves the county’s 34 public schools. Current enrollment is over 28,000. Cherokee is proud of its school system, which exceed both national and state test score averages.

The county offers several new subdivisions throughout, offering everything from starter homes to executive estates. Homes range from the low $100s to upwards of $1 million. The county also has eight golf course communities and hosts two private golf clubs.

Population: 221,484
Total Area: 427.7 Square Miles

Cherokee County Cities And Towns

Andersonville
Avery
Ball Ground
Batesville
Beasley Gap
Buffington
Burris Crossroads
Canton
Carmichael Crossroads
Free Home
Gober
Greely
Harmony
Hickory Flat
Holbrook
Holly Springs
Keithsburg
Laffingal
Lathemtown
Lebanon
Macedonia
Mica
North Canton
Oak Grove
Ophir
Orange
Payne
Salacoa
Sharp Top
South Canton
Sutallee
Union Hill
Univeter
Victoria
Waleska
White City
Woodstock
Worley Crossroads

Cherokee County Links

Cherokee County Humane Society
Cherokee County Humane Society

North Ga. Angel House
North Ga. Angel House

Safe Kids Of Cherokee
Safe Kids Of Cherokee

Cherokee Music Teachers Assoc.
Cherokee Music Teachers Assoc.

Cherokee County Photography Club
Cherokee Photo Club

Cherokee Arts
Cherokee Arts

Cherokee Bee Club
Cherokee Bee Club

Cherokee Tribune
Cherokee Tribune

Cherokee Parks Web Site
Cherokee Parks Web Site

Cherokee County Utility Information

Electricity

Amicalola EMC:
706-253-5200

Cobb EMC:
770-429-2100

Georgia Power:
1-888-660-5890

Suwanee EMC:
770-887-2363

Cable

Adelphia:
1-800-508-6950

Comcast:
678-545-2289

ETC Communications:
706-253-2271

Telephone
Alltel:
1-800-501-1754

AT&T:
404-780-2355

Comcast:
678-545-2289

MCI Worldcom:
1-888-624-5622

Water

Cherokee County Water Authority:
770-479-1813

Ball Ground Water:
770-735-2123

Canton Water:
770-704-1500

Waleska Water:
770-479-2912

Woodstock Water:
770-926-8852

NATURAL GAS MARKETERS

ACN Energy:
1-800-348-6496

Energy America:
1-888-305-3828

GasKey:
1-877-427-1539

Georgia Natural Gas Services:
1-888-442-7489

Infinite Energy:
1-877-342-5434

Scana Energy Marketing:
1-877-467-2262

Shell Energy Services:
1-877-677-4355

Southern Company Gas:
1-866-762-6427

Trash

Canton Sanitation:
770-704-1500

Woodstock Sanitation:
770-926-8852

Cherokee County Recycling Center:
770-516-4195