Historic Landmarks Campaign

 Canton Elementary 4               cotton mill office

Two of Canton’s landmarks are in danger. These monuments are some of the few buildings that represent turning points in Canton’s history. The old Canton Grammar School and Canton Cotton Mill Office are monumental symbols of Canton’s investment in education and history. Generations of families attended the Grammar School or worked in the Mill, creating a lasting legacy for Canton’s future.

Both of these landmarks are proposed to be demolished by the School Board, and soon. When they are gone, they are gone forever.

Thanks to the efforts of many, the Board of Education agreed to grant these landmarks a reprieve until March 19 – on the chance that a viable opportunity presented itself to both save the buildings and accommodate for the School Board’s expansion needs.

There are two ways that you can help:

1. Donate to help preserve the buildings through our Historic Landmarks Campaign. The Cherokee County Historical Society is spearheading the effort to save these buildings but in order to do so, needs your help. Are you in a position to contribute $1,000? $750? $500? Donations in any amount will help save these buildings. Please click the link below to make your tax-deductible contribution via PayPal today, or mail a check to the address below. If we are unable to acquire the buildings, donations over $500 will be refunded unless directed otherwise; donations under $500 will be redirected for the preservation of other endangered historic buildings in Cherokee County. Thank you for your generous support of this very important campaign.  Mail donations to: PO Box 1287, Canton, GA 30169.

2. Let the School Board of Education know you do not want these landmarks demolished. It is important that you contact the School Board MembersIf you haven’t done so yet, please sign our online petition and encourage your friends to do so.