History Cherokee collects, preserves, and interprets the history of Cherokee County. History Cherokee operates the Cherokee County History Center, located in beautiful downtown Canton. The newly renovated 11,000-square-foot facility is home to six unique galleries each covering a specific chapter in Cherokee County’s history.

Our story begins in the Carolyn Smith Galt gallery with the Cherokee and Creekland Indigenous peoples dating back to 10,000 B.C. From there, we look at the industries that shaped Cherokee County and the impact of larger events like the Civil War and World War II on our community. The story ends with a look at current preservation efforts across the county before guests enter the temporary exhibit gallery. Each gallery features high-tech hands-on interactives and items from History Cherokee’s archival collection.

History Cherokee also operates the Rock Barn event venue on Marietta Highway in Canton. The Rock Barn was built in 1906 to house harness racehorses. Today, the beautifully restored barn is a popular site for weddings, family reunions, and more.

221 E. Marietta St.
Canton, Georgia 30114

(770) 345-3288    info@historycherokee.org