Cherokee County, Georgia

Cherokee Co., GA

Cherokee Co., GA


Originally, Cherokee County was more like a territory than a county, covering everything northwest of the Chattahoochee River and Chestatee River except for Carroll County. This county was created December 26, 1831 by the state legislature. It was named after the Cherokee Indians who lived in the area at that time. Several other counties were carved out of these Cherokee lands as part of the Cherokee Land Lottery of 1832.

An act of the Georgia General Assembly passed on December 3rd of that year created the counties of Forsyth, Lumpkin, Union, Cobb, Gilmer, Murray, Cass (now Bartow), Floyd, and Paulding. The forcible (sometimes at gunpoint) removal of the Cherokee people, leading up to the notorious Trail of Tears, began in this area the year before, later accelerated by the discovery of gold in local streams.
Source: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherokee_County,_Georgia

Modern Day Adjacent Counties

Cherokee County is bordered by Pickens, Dawson, Forsyth, Fulton, Cobb, Bartow and Gordon counties.

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