Historic Properties

Cherokee County has six properties individually listed on the National Register, which means that they have significant historic value to the community. Individual properties must meet criteria that establishes their “significance in American history, architecture, archaeology, engineering, and culture.” Each site, unless otherwise noted, is considered private property and closed to the public; please be respectful to those within and around the area. The Rock Barn is open by appointment.

Cherokee County also has two National Register Historic Districts, one in Ball Ground and one in Canton, with multiple properties included. Inclusion in the National Register places no restrictions on the properties but may provide some benefits such as tax credits for qualified renovation projects. Canton also has a Local Historic District which does protect the area by requiring design review for some exterior changes. For more information about Cherokee County's historic resources, please contact Stefanie Joyner at sjoyner@historycherokee.org