The History of Cherokee County / Marlin
One of the most well-known accounts of the early days of Cherokee
County is "The History of Cherokee County" published in 1932
by Rev. Lloyd G. Marlin, who was Cherokee County Historian and
Superintendent of Holly Spring, GA Schools. This historial work
starts with geography and topography, describes the County as
it was Cherokee Nation, discusses county line evolution and early
pioneer settlement, chronicles the County involvement in the
Civil War and Reconstruction, and takes the reader well into
the early years of the 20th century with family accounts of the
early settlers. It has been reprinted by the Society and purchase
information may be found here on the
website. Visit our Archives to
preview the index.
Woodstock Walking Tour Brochure Woodstock Walking Tour Brochure offered by CCHS and Preservation Woodstock.
Download the Brochure to learn all about the historic buildings in Woodstock.
Canton Walking Tour Brochure Offered by the Historical Society and Canton Tourism Council.
Download the brochure to learn all about the historic buildings in downtown Canton.
Cherokee County Map of Cemeteries provided by the Cherokee County Government Mapping Dept.
Download the Map.
Georgia's Old Federal Road Driving Tour Offered by the Georgia DOT
Welcome to the route of the Old Federal Road. In 1805, the United States and the Cherokee Nation agreed in the Treaty of Tellico to establish the Federal Road through Cherokee territory. Driving the tour takes about 3.5 Hours. Learn more.
Cemeteries of Cherokee County, Georgia/Morris
This is a 1,000 page book listing burials as of 1997 in all known Cherokee County cemeteries.
The Heritage of Cherokee County, GA
This book was a community project to gather historical and family
heritage information on the County from its inception in 1831
to 1998. It references early communities, churches, businesses
and organizations. This 675 page work contains about 1,550 family
stories and over 1,000 pictures. For information on the availability
of this book for purchase, contact the Sequoyah Regional Libraries in Cherokee County.
The Crescent Chronicle
February 2011 Newsletter
The Society's newsletter, published quarterly, is mailed to all
members. It includes articles, meeting notices, membership updates,
events calendar, and news items of relevance to Cherokee County
history and preservation.. If you have information
or inquiries regarding the Crescent Chronicle, please email the Newsletter Committee.
Some Great Resource Links
Below is a collection of preservation links and resources currently used by the Cherokee County Historical Society.
https://www.itos.uga.edu/nahrgis/ - NAHRGIS is an interactive Web-based registry and geographical information system designed to catalog information about the natural, archaeological, and historic resources of Georgia. The 1988 Cherokee County Historic Resource Survey is available for viewing.
http://imf.cherokeega.com/imf/sites/TaxParcels/jsp/launch.jsp - Cherokee County Cemetery map and other specialty maps
http://www.nationaltrust.org/ - National Trust for Historic Preservation
http://www.georgiatrust.org/ - Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation
http://www.gashpo.org/ - Georgia DNR Historic Preservation Division
http://www.georgiaarchives.org/ - Georgia Secretary of State Archives & History Division
http://www.preservenet.cornell.edu/ - Preservation Database from Cornell University
http://www.uvm.edu/histpres/ncpe/chart.html - National Council for Preservation Education
http://www.georgiahistory.com/ - Georgia Historical Society
http://www.aaslh.org/ - Association for State & Local History
http://www.archives.gov/southeast/ - National Archives Southeast Region
http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/ - Atlanta History Center
http://www.nantucketpreservation.org/ - Preservation Institute:Nantucket