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Being part of the Atlanta metro area, Cherokee County is situated in the northern part of Georgia with Lake Allatoona in the south.
Cherokee County Georgia History
Cherokee County was created in 1830 from territories that were previously owned by Cherokee Indians. Later on, the territory was divided into 24 other counties. Named after the Chinese city, Canton is the county seat whose founders tried to establish silk production, but failed.
Things To Do in Cherokee County
Lake Allatoona is one of the county’s greatest tourist attractions and the source of power for over 2,000 households in the area. It covers over 12,000 acres which enables it to accommodate the great variety of sport and entertainment activities equally appreciated by visitors and locals.
One of the interesting places that can be found in Cherokee County is the Crescent Farm, originally owned by A.L. Coggins, who was the first to introduce the harness racing industry in the state. The farm gained world wide recognition for its race horse, Abbedale.
Cherokee County Schools
The county is served by the Cherokee County School District which ranks as one of Georgia’s best school systems. Apart from a variety of excellent school options offered by the district, there is also a great choice of private institutions like; Lyndon Academy in Woodstock; and American Heritage Academy in Canton.
Cherokee County schools have a fast growing student population, dedicated teachers, and they are also well-equipped with high-tech classroom tools. Recently, the National School Boards Association and the Center for Digital Education ranked the Cherokee County School District fourth in the nation for application of information technology.
“Where Metro Meets the Mountains..”
Even though Cherokee County has the highest mountains and the most undeveloped land in the whole Atlanta metro area it is still one of the fastest growing community in the state. Many job opportunities, healthy environment, family friendly atmosphere and breathtaking scenery makes it a great place to live, work and play.
Cherokee County Facts:
- Total area – 434 square miles
- Population Estimate in 2014 – 230,985
- Median age of residents – 34 years old
- Median income for a family – $67,261
- Largest city – Woodstock
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