Scroll Down to View Cherokee County Homes for Sale!
Cherokee County History
Home to 100,000 people in the year 2000, Cherokee County more than doubled its population by 2010 with 215,000 residents across 423 square miles. But the county has been inhabited for thousands of years by Native Americans.
According to the Cherokee County Historical Society, numerous archaeological investigations have shown that Cherokee County was occupied as early as 11,000 years ago by the Paleo-Indians and then later by the Cherokee Nation. During the 1700s. The Cherokee towns were self-sufficient and self-governing, and each person was a member of one of the Seven Clans of Cherokee. Continuing their efforts to adapt to white culture and keep their lands, the Cherokee established a government with the capital at nearby New Echota.
White settlers began moving to the area in the mid-1700s and by 1831 the new Cherokee County was created, which originally encompassed all territory west of the Chattahoochee and north of Carroll County. Soon after the formation of the county, this area was dotted with gold mines and encampments of miners. Most miners did “placer mining,” which included surface mining or panning for gold in the many rivers and tributaries. Larger operations concentrated on mining vein deposits.
More on the history of this unique county can be found on the Society’s web site.
Shopping in Cherokee County
Shopping in Cherokee County offers so many choices it’s hard to list ALL the choices. Grocery stores such as Aldi, Publix and Kroger can be found almost at every corner. The same with drug store chains such as CVS, Walgreens and Rite-Aid.
Some of the more popular department stores, such as Target, Kohls and Wal Mart provide nearly anything you’d want and more. The much anticipated Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta officially open for business in 2013 in Woodstock.
The outlet mall is located along Ridgewalk Parkway just east of Interstate 575, directly off the new Exit 9 interchange. The 370,000-square-foot outlet mall is stocked with some of the widely known brands and designer outlets such as: Adidas, American Eagle, Auntie Anne’s, GH Bass & Co., Calphalon, Chao Praya, Chico’s, Clarks, Coach, Crabtree & Evelyn, Crocs, Fossil, Fragrance Outlet, Ghirardelli Chocolate, Hartstrings, Johnston & Murphy, Jones New York, Juicy Couture, Kasper, Kate Spade, Lane Bryant, Lenscrafters, Lids, Lids Locker Room, Loft Outlet, Luggage Factory, Naturalizer, Papaya, Skechers, Sunglass Warehouse, The Children’s Place, Tommy Hilfiger, True Religion, Ultra Diamonds, Van Heusen and Yankee Candle.
The development features plenty of restaurant choices, covered walkways, landscaped court yards and blends traditional features with other features such as a children’s play area.
Cherokee County Schools
One of the big draws to Cherokee County is the schools found here and here’s why: The Cherokee County School District’s Class of 2015 earned record high scores and the second-highest county average in metro Atlanta, while continuing to exceed their peers across the Nation on the challenging ACT college entrance and placement examination. The district’s average score ranks it among the top districts in Georgia on this measure.
The Cherokee County School District consists of 44 schools and centers: 14 elementary, Grades K-5; 10 elementary, Grades K-6; six middle schools, Grades 6-8; one middle school, Grades 7-8; six high schools, Grades 9-12; ACE Academy, alternative daytime program, Grades 6-12; Polaris Evening Program, alternative evening program, Grades 9-12; C3 Academy, online middle and high school program; Cherokee County Preschool Centers: Ralph Bunche Center, Johnston Preschool and Oak Grove Preschool; and L.R. Tippens Educational Center.
More information can be found on the district’s web site.
Be sure to scroll down to view some of the most popular real estate in Cherokee County, and check out the list of neighborhoods and cities within this great county! If you’d like to be notified the next time a home in this area becomes available on the market, just contact us and we will keep you informed.