History Cherokee is committed to historic preservation and education throughout the county. HC operates the Cherokee County History Center located in downtown Canton. The History Center offers visitors the opportunity to explore Cherokee County history from Native American inhabitation to the present across six thematic galleries.
Take a preview of the History Center's galleries before your next visit.
Looking to get out and explore Cherokee County? Check out these free downloadable self-guided walking tour brochures of historic buildings and locations in Cherokee County.
Do you have a group of 10 or more interested in visiting the History Center? Click below to see our group rates and learn about our educational resources available during field trips.
Cherokee County’s history is filled with individuals from different perspectives; all with a story to tell. The following people would like to guide you through the county they knew – the places, people, and the events that shaped their lives. Click their image to watch the videos.
He and his family were forcibly removed from the area during the Cherokee Removal.
He was one of Canton’s first town commissioners and postmaster.
The daughter of the sheriff of Canton, she attended Reinhardt Normal School in Waleska.
She was a graduate of Spelman Seminary in Atlanta and she taught school in Woodstock.
From free history programs with local historians to exclusive members-only events, there's something for everyone to enjoy. We hope you will discover and celebrate history alongside us soon.