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Thank you for your interest in Cherokee County's Sites Worth Saving. Voting is now closed for the sites and the top three are: Canton Grammar School, Stripling-Lovelady House, Ft. Buffington Site. We will be in contact with the owners of the sites to discuss any assistance we may be able to offer. Please check back on this site in the future to learn about upcoming projects with the endangered sites. Also be sure to visit our website or our Facebook page. Thank you again!

The Historical Society greatly appreciates your support. However, we request that the public respect the owners' privacy by not revealing any personal information on this website, by visiting the sites, or by contacting the owners. These sites were nominated by the public and not by the owners themselves. As far as we know, none of these properties are currently for sale.


Canton Grammar School

Canton Grammar School on Academy Street was built in 1914 to replace Etowah Academy, the first school in Canton. It originally played host to grades 1-11 until Canton High was constructed in 1924. Read More...

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Number of votes: 387


Conn's Creek School

Conn's Creek School, located in northern Cherokee County, is part of the Conn's Creek community. The first settlers in the area migrated there between 1815 and 1830. Read More...

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Number of votes: 113


Donaldson's Furnace

Donaldson's Furnace, located on Shoal Creek, was constructed sometime around the beginning of the Civil War. The furnace was built by Judge Joseph Donaldson after he bought the property in a sheriff's sale. Read More...

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Number of votes: 85


Old Etowah Elementary School

This was the first school built in the state (circa 1934-35) with laborers paid by the Works Progress Administration. This school for grades 1 - 9 was a consolidation of the older Creighton and Oakland Schools of the Creighton-Hightower Community. Read More...


Number of votes: 148


Hickory Flat Store

This former store and gas station was built circa 1950 on the intersection of Hwy 140 and Cherokee Dr. The store was owned by the Quarles family, who had a home across the street, and it was run by Jim and Myrtie Pinyan and Laurence Turner, among others. Read More...

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Number of votes: 132


Roberts Building

The former Roberts Building/Masonic Hall in Ball Ground was built in 1923 by A.P. Roberts and is a detached two story brick building. Its original use was a post office downstairs and a Masonic hall upstairs. Read More...

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Number of votes: 61


Shingle House

This is the last remaining building from the Creighton/Franklin Gold Mine Complex, which was the most significant gold mine in the County.  Gold was mined from this site for approximately 70 years, from the 1830s to around 1907. Read More...

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Number of votes: 226


Stripling-Lovelady House

This is the largest and most elaborate Neoclassical Revival house in the county. D.C. Stripling, manager of the Bank of Ball Ground, built the residence in 1912. The original floor plan was a central hallway with three rooms on each side. Read More...

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Number of votes: 382


Native American/Early Pioneer Fish Weirs

Cherokee County is fortunate to have a number of fish weirs, or traps, along our rivers. Native Americans and early settlers stacked stones to build V-shaped dams in the river to trap fish. Read More...


Number of votes: 129


Gramling House

The William Andrew Gramling House is a landmark along Highway 20 in Sutallee. Built in 1919, it has an unusual pyramidal shaped roof. Read More...

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Number of votes: 191


Reeves House

This home was built around 1898 by Luther and Carrie Reeves, and they continued to live in the home until 1945. The couple had eight children, and added the second story after their fourth child was born in 1905. Read More...

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Number of votes: 147


Ft. Buffington Site

The historic marker on Highway 20 states that “Fort Buffington was built in the 1830`s by local militia. It was one of about 25 stockades in the Cherokee Indian Nation used by Federal and State troops during the Cherokee Removal in 1838. Read More...

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Number of votes: 285

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