Cherokee County History Center & Visitors Center

As we begin construction for the new Cherokee County History Center, the museum, research library, and staff offices are closed to the public. Research appointments are currently suspended until further notice. 


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.

                                                                                    

William Grisham sepia

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.

Clara Bedell sepia

 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.