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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Cherokee County, Georgia

 
Clickable Map of Cherokee County, Georgia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Cherokee County, GA (8) Bartow County, GA (129) Cobb County, GA (208) Dawson County, GA (5) Forsyth County, GA (10) Fulton County, GA (466) Gordon County, GA (75) Pickens County, GA (11)  CherokeeCounty(8) Cherokee County (8)  BartowCounty(129) Bartow County (129)  CobbCounty(208) Cobb County (208)  DawsonCounty(5) Dawson County (5)  ForsythCounty(10) Forsyth County (10)  FultonCounty(466) Fulton County (466)  GordonCounty(75) Gordon County (75)  PickensCounty(11) Pickens County (11)
Canton is the county seat for Cherokee County
Adjacent to Cherokee County, Georgia
      Bartow County (129)  
      Cobb County (208)  
      Dawson County (5)  
      Forsyth County (10)  
      Fulton County (466)  
      Gordon County (75)  
      Pickens County (11)  
 
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1Georgia, Cherokee County, Ball Ground — 028-1 — Battle of Taliwa
On Gilmer Ferry Road (Georgia Route 372) at Valley Street, on the left when traveling west on Gilmer Ferry Road.
Two and one-half miles to the east, near the confluence of Long-Swamp Creek and the Etowah River, is the traditional site of Taliwa, scene of the fiercest and most decisive battle in the long war of the 1740's and 50's between the Cherokee and Creek . . . Map (db m15481) HM
2Georgia, Cherokee County, Canton — "Eternal Patrol"
Near Mount Caramel Church Lane, 2 miles east of Fincher Road (Georgia Route 108) when traveling east.
Dedicated to all who earned with pride "Qualified in Submarines" and to all our shipmates still on "Eternal Patrol" United States Navy Submarine Service Established April 11, 1900 Sponsored by Grayback Base - Atlanta, Georgia . . . Map (db m214500) WM
3Georgia, Cherokee County, Canton — 028-2 — Cherokee County
On West Main Street (Georgia Route 205) at South Church Street, on the left when traveling east on West Main Street.
Created December 3, 1832, from Cherokee Indian Lands, and named in memory of the Cherokees. Early settlers tried to start silk production, but were not successful, and today there remains no trace of this except Canton, hopefully named for the . . . Map (db m21824) HM
4Georgia, Cherokee County, Canton — 028-4 — Cherokee County Gold
On North Street, 0.1 miles west of North Church Street, on the right when traveling west.
Cherokee County, located along Georgia’s gold belt, figured prominently in the gold rush of the 1830’s and 40’s. Several mines operated along a five mile area near the Etowah River in the northeastern part of the county, including the . . . Map (db m21821) HM
5Georgia, Cherokee County, Canton — 028-5 — Crescent Farm Rock Barn
On Marietta Highway (State Highway 5), on the right when traveling south.
The Crescent Farm Rock Barn was constructed in 1906 by Augustus (Gus) Lee Coggins. One of a rare number of rock barns constructed in Georgia, the Rock Barn, together with the nearby Georgian Revival style main house, constitutes the core of the . . . Map (db m11491) HM
6Georgia, Cherokee County, Canton — Dallas Scott Hudgens, Jr.1923-2000
Near Mount Caramel Church Lane, 2 miles east of Fincher Road (Georgia Route 108) when traveling east.
Scott Hudgens was a Georgia native, a family man and a well respected, self-made businessman and philanthropist. He was a veteran of World War II. Having served in the U.S. Army in the European Theater. During his tour of duty, he landed on Omaha . . . Map (db m214497) HM
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7Georgia, Cherokee County, Canton — 028-6 — Fort Buffington
On Cumming Highway (Georgia Route 20) at Dobson Circle, on the right when traveling east on Cumming Highway.
One-half mile north is the site of Fort Buffington, built in the 1830’s by local militia. It was one of about 25 stockades in the Cherokee Indian Nation used by Federal and State troops during the Cherokee Removal in 1838. In May and June, 1838, . . . Map (db m51190) HM
8Georgia, Cherokee County, Canton — 028-3 — Joseph Emerson Brown
On East Marietta Street, 0 miles north of Elizabeth Street, on the right when traveling north.
Born April 15, 1821 in Pickens District, South Carolina, he grew up in Union County, Georgia. He taught to pay for his education and while teaching in Canton he read law at night, being admitted to the bar in August, 1845. He graduated from the . . . Map (db m21891) HM
 
 
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Feb. 6, 2023