Annual Historic Preservation Awards

The Cherokee County Historical Society recognizes businesses and individuals for their achievement in historic preservation at the annual Preservation Awards Banquet, which is usually held at the Northside Hospital Cherokee Conference Center at The Bluffs in March or April.  This year, the banquet will be held on Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 7:00 PM at The Bluffs.

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 History Cherokee staff or complete the online nomination form.  The previous winners are listed below:

Year Residential Non- Residential
2019 Byers Home, Ball Ground

Greene-Hall Home, Ball Ground

Holcomb-Joyner Home, Ball Ground

Bobo-Lusk Home, Canton

Johnston Home, Canton

Jones Building, Canton

City of Canton, Preservation Service Award

2018 Hyatt-Perkins Home, Canton

Hawkins-McManus Home, Canton

Stripling-Lovelady-Homiller Home, Ball Ground

Practically Perfect Day Spa & Salon, Canton

Gordy Hospitality House, Waleska

Hubbard Building, Ball Ground

2017 McCanless-Jones-Morgan Home, Canton

Sparks-Sellers Home, Canton

Sroka Cabin, Ball Ground

E.T. Booth House, Woodstock

Founder’s Insurance Group, Woodstock

Chattahoochee Technical College, Woodstock

2016 Bearden-Cline House, Waleska

McClure-Davis House, Canton

Sixes Community Cemetery, Canton

Jiffy Freeze, Canton

2015 Bliss Home, Canton

Johnson Home, Woodstock

Bethesda Baptist Church Cemetery, Nelson

Woodstock United Methodist Church

2014  Fackler-Hendrix Home, Canton McCanless Park Scout Hut, Canton

Ball Ground City Gym, Ball Ground

R&M Hoagie Shop, Canton

2013 Edgewater Hall, Canton

Free Home Traditions, Free Home

Roberts Store, Ball Ground

Southview Cemetery, Canton

2012 Rabbit Hill Farm, Woodstock

West-Milford House, Ball Ground

The Chambers at City Center,Woodstock

Jones and Cloud Insurance, Canton

2011 Anderson-Eyster-Bowles House, Ball Ground Enon Cemetery, Woodstock

Hickory Flat Cemetery
Wheeler House, Ball Ground

2010 Bickley-Cantrell House, Canton

Jones-Johnston House, Canton

Former Neon Zone, Cotton Warehouse, Woodstock

Old Orange Cemetery, Smithwick Family Cemetery, Orange

2009 A.W. Roberts House, Ball Ground
Sims Property, Big Springs
Stephens-Lovelace Cabin, Hightower
Landmark Commercial Realty, Woodstock
2008 Byrd-Keeling Home, Waleska
Haney-Brewer Home, Woodstock
Johnston-Grant-Wilson Home, Canton
Sugarplums/Dr. John Pettit Home, Canton
Woodstock School/Appalachian Technical College, Woodstock
Cherokee County Historic Marble Courthouse, Canton
2007 Butterworth-Coker-Taylor Home, Canton
Jones-Cordery Home, Canton
Roberts-Holcomb-Blalock Home, Ball Ground
Johnston-Kutsche Home, Woodstock
The Ivy Garden/Ragsdale-Boring Home, Holly Springs
Conn’s Creek Church Arbor and Cemetery, Conn’s Creek
Easy Ride Golf Cars/Consumers Monument Company, Ball Ground
Pace Drywall-Southern Landmark Properties/Sparks Home, Canton
2006 Bozeman-Blight House, Woodstock

McClure-Hill House, Ball Ground

Field’s Chapel, Canton

Malia’s Mug, Canton

121 & 123 Mill Street, Woodstock

Samuel Dobbs Building, Waleska

2005 Johnston House, Woodstock

Westbrook Clardy Statham House, Union Hill

Sixes School

Briarpatch Evangelistic Church
Lebanon United Methodist Church & Cemetery, Canton

Magnolia Thomas House (Our Special Place), Woodstock

2004 Dean Power House, Woodstock Pilgrim Baptist Church, Nelson

Dawson House,(Tea Leaves & Thyme), Woodstock

Union Hill Community Center, Union Hill

Shingle House, Yellow Creek

Riverview Cemetery, Canton

Aaron Burris Gravesite, Macedonia

2003 Saye/Humphreys House, Ball Ground

William A. Teasley House, Canton

Buffington Building, Canton

Canton High School, Canton

Cherokee County Arts Council, Canton

Howell House (Beverly’s Day Spa), Woodstock

2002 Brown Vandiviere House, Canton (Dana Thompson Law Office)

Cagle’s Dairy, Hickory Flat

Burrell Administration Building of Reinhardt College, Waleska

Dean’s Store, Woodstock

2001 Brown’s Farm, Canton Canton Mill Lofts (Mill #2)
2000 Darnell House, Hickory Flat Galt Building, Canton
1999 Grisham-Galt House, Canton

Wilkie House, Ball Ground

1998 Higgins-Sellars House, Ball Ground Edward Jones Investors, Canton
1997 Rube Jones-Stafford House, Canton Dean House/Cherokee Ledger, Woodstock
1996 Moore House, Sutallee Canton Post Office/Fire Station
1995 McCanless-Jones & McCanless-Gold Houses, Canton Holly Springs Depot
1994 Pilgrim House, Hickory Flat Stancil’s Store, Ball Ground