Cities Located Within Cherokee County Georgia Include:
- Ball Ground
- Holly Springs
Cherokee County, established in 1830, and the size of 423.7 square miles, was built on lands previously held by the Cherokee Nation. Forcible removal of the tribes opened the area to settlers looking for cheap land and seeking the source of gold some Cherokee used for trade. Canton, the county seat, is named for the city in China. Founders of the town tried to initiate silk production there, but nothing more than the name survived that venture.