New to Cherokee?
Welcome to the community! You’re now part of a flourishing area, rich with great schools, wonderful businesses, and beautiful parks. Here’s some important information to get you started!
Top Notch Schools
The Cherokee County School District is one of the best in the nation! Students consistently score some of the highest SAT and ACT scores in the state and nation, and the school district has consistently maintained higher graduation rates than the state.
Living in Cherokee County, you can be sure your children have access to one of the best public school systems in the state! To learn more, visit their website, learn how to enroll your child or children, look up the bus route for your area, and meet your Cherokee Board of Education members.
Looking for higher or continuing education options? Look no further than your own backyard! Reinhardt University in is located in northern Cherokee, in the city of Waleska, and Chattahoochee Technical College has locations across North Georgia.
When you move to Cherokee County, you get the best of both worlds: small town life and vibrant city life. Each city has its own unique feel, from relaxing horse farms to exciting events and quality shops.
Canton is the county seat of Cherokee, with a laid back but thriving downton area, several community events, restaurants, and shops. Canton is home to several wonderful parks, and the amazing Cherokee County aquatic center.
Woodstock is Cherokee’s largest city, with a bustling downtown area, which plays host to a summer concert series, Friday night events, and plenty of other community events. Woodstock has its own multi-use (walk, run, bike) trail system, and tons of parks.
Ball Ground is a smaller city than Woodstock or Canton, but has a quaint downtown area with shops, restaurants, and events. Ball Ground and Waleska, two of the county’s northernmost cities, are great places to get away from the hustle and bustle of South Cherokee, relax, and take in the mountain views. Other cities in Cherokee include Holly Springs and a portion of Nelson. Holly Springs is situated next to Woodstock and Canton, and Nelson is farther north toward Jasper.
Looking for information and local news? The Cherokee Tribune and Ledger News is the local paper. Follow their social media, website, or subscribe to the paper or online newspaper to keep up with current events.
The Sequoyah Regional Library System has libraries throughout Cherokee County and is a great place to spend the afternoon.
Documents and Emergency Services
If you need to change your car, license, and voter information, you can go to the Georgia Department of Driver Services Cherokee Customer Service Center in Canton, GA, visit the Cherokee County Car Tag Office, and check out this Cherokee County Voter Registration Information.
Throughout the county there are also several emergency service organizations, including Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, Cherokee County Marshal’s Office, and several local hospitals. Northside Hospital is located in Canton, WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, and Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Jasper. You can also visit the website for the North Georgia Health District’s Cherokee County Health Services, for information.
If you’re new in town, you may need help finding the correct utilities for your area. Here are some of the main providers for Cherokee County.
Electricity: Amicalola EMC, Cobb EMC, Georgia Power, Sawnee EMC
Gas: Atlanta Gas Light, Gas South, True Natural Gas
Cable/Internet: ETC Communications, Comcast, Windstream, AT&T
Water: Cherokee County Water and Sewage Authority
Sanitation and Recycling Services: Cherokee Chamber’s List of Current Providers