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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Admission to the Cherokee County History Center includes access to the museum, temporary exhibition, and research library.
Discover how you can be a part of history with us through volunteer opportunities, becoming a member, or donating an artifact.