Cherokee County History Museum and Visitors Center

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North Georgia History Begins at the Cherokee County History Museum and Canton Visitors Center.

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The Museum is located at 100 North Street, Suite 140
Canton, GA 30114
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It is open Wednesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and  Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The Museum will be closed on Veterans Day Friday, November 10, and for the Thanksgiving Holiday Thursday and Friday, November 23 & 24. 

Admission is free.

The Cherokee County History Museum and Visitors Center is operated by the Cherokee County Historical Society with support from the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners. The Historical Society relies on the support of volunteers to staff the Museum; if you are interested in volunteering in the Museum, please contact the Executive Director, Stefanie Joyner, at sjoyner@rockbarn.org. The small Museum features permanent exhibits about Cherokee County history, including interactive iPad presentations.  In addition, the Historical Society staff presents temporary exhibits on different subjects 3 to 4 times a year.

Cherokee County’s history is filled with rich figures; all with a tale to tell. The following people would like to guide you through the county they knew – the places and people and the events that shaped their lives…click their image to watch the videos.

Little Fourkiller

 

Little Fourkiller

1838, age 10 years
Shoal Creek
He and his family were forcibly removed along
with over 14,000 Native Americans to Oklahoma
on the Trail of Tears.

                  

                                                                     

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William Grisham

1861, age 58
Canton
He was one of Canton’s first town commissioners
and postmaster. He also worked as a clerk at the
Dahlonega mint.

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 Clara Bedell

1902, Age 18
Canton
She was the daughter of the sheriff of Canton
and attended Reinhardt Normal School.

Magnolia Thomas

1930, Age 40
Woodstock
She was a graduate of Spelman Seminary
in Atlanta and she taught school in Woodstock.

 

 

 

 


Mapping Cherokee, Featuring the 20th Century Map and Photo Collection of Lat Ridgway

Temporary Exhibit at the Cherokee County History Museum & Canton Visitors Center

Sponsored by Aroundabout Local Media, Family Life Publications, Cherokee Tribune and the City of Canton

The Cherokee County Historical Society is pleased to announce the opening of our new temporary exhibit, Mapping Cherokee, Featuring the 20th Century Map and Photo Collection of Lat Ridgway, in the Cherokee County History Museum. The exhibit focuses on land surveyor, Lat Ridgway, who worked during in Cherokee County during the 1950s-70s. “The Museum is fortunate that Mr. Ridgway’s family donated the contents of his home office, along with his extensive map and aerial photograph collection,” said Meghan Quinlan, program manager for the Historical Society. “His aerial photo collection allows visitors to compare Cherokee County during the 1930s and ‘50s to how much we have grown today.”

he exhibit is located in Suite 140 of the historic marble courthouse and will be open through January 2018. The museum is located at 100 North Street, Canton, 30114, and is free and open to the public. The operating hours are Wednesday-Friday from 10 to 5pm and Saturday from 10 to 3pm.