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.”
There are two National Register Historic Districts in Cherokee County. In order to qualify as a historic district, there must be a large area of contiguous historic sites to qualify. If you are interested in learning more about the historic sites in Cherokee County, please contact the Historical Society, and view the resources available from the Collections and Archives.
today. In 2009, the Historical Society released its first list of endangered historic sites and asked county residents to offer comments and vote for the site they felt was most important to save. These comments were shared with the property owner to show them how much the community valued their historic site.
Our goal is to integrate these and other important historic sites into the new construction and development coming in the future.
In 2016, the Historical Society added three new sites to the list to replace the “Saved” ones and will continue to monitor all of the properties.
In addition to these sites, we also are working privately with other property owners directly. If you know a Cherokee County Site Worth Saving, click below to nominate a form.
The Cherokee County Historical Society recognizes businesses and individuals for their achievement in historic preservation at the annual Preservation Awards Banquet.
The awards are given to encourage and educate the community about the benefits of historic preservation and protecting Cherokee County’s unique history.
Properties are judged by the attention given to preserving historic features, and maintaining the integrity of initial design. Historic sites or structures must be at least 50 years old, and should exhibit outstanding success in historic preservation. Recently rehabilitated properties or those that have been carefully maintained over the years are eligible and the owners are encouraged to apply.
The Historical Society feels that it is important for communities to retain and honor these historic sites, because it gives residents a sense of place – which is critical in maintaining a unique identity in suburban Atlanta.
If you know of a site that would be a good candidate, please contact the Historical Society office or click below to complete the nomination form.
Admission to the Cherokee County History Center includes access to the museum, temporary exhibition, and research library.
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