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Exploring Our History

The Cherokee County Historical Society is committed to historic preservation and education throughout the county. CCHS operates the Cherokee County History Museum and Visitors Center. The museum offers visitors the opportunity to explore Cherokee County history from Native American inhabitation to events shaping the county today.

The Cherokee County History Museum remains closed at this time. Please check out our History in the Making Campaign to learn more about our plans for the Cherokee County History Center.

Exploring Our History

Walking Tours

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.

Downtown Ballground

Downtown Ballground

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Downtown Canton

Downtown Canton

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Downtown Woodstock

Downtown Woodstock

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Marble Courthouse in Canton

Marble Courthouse in Canton

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Riverview Cemetery

Riverview Cemetery

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Voices From The Past

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.

Little Fourkiller

Little Fourkiller

He and his family were forcibly removed from the area during the Cherokee Removal.

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William Grisham

William Grisham

He was one of Canton’s first town commissioners and postmaster.

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Clara Bedell

Clara Bedell

The daughter of the sheriff of Canton, she attended Reinhardt Normal School in Waleska.

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Magnolia Thomas

Magnolia Thomas

She was a graduate of Spelman Seminary in Atlanta and she taught school in Woodstock.

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Cherokee in 20 Objects

Cherokee in 20 Objects

History Cherokee invited participants to help us tell the stories of our shared past through our community-curated exhibit, Cherokee in 20 Objects. Based on general themes and subjects, we are sought recommendations and suggestions from our community that residents felt best represented Cherokee County throughout time-- past and present. Dozens of submissions were accepted and played an imperative role in inspiring the final selections presented here in the form of an online exhibition.

Upcoming Events & Programs

Upcoming Events & Programs

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.

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Admission to the Cherokee County History Center includes access to the museum, temporary exhibition, and research library.

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Get Involved

Discover how you can be a part of history with us through volunteer opportunities, becoming a member, or donating an artifact.

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