Cherokee County is named for the Cherokee Native American tribe.
Created: December 3, 1832
Canton 1832 – present
Old County Courthouse – Canton
Location: 100 North Street / Church Street
Built: 1928 – 1929
Architect: A Ten Eyck Brown and Alfredo Barili, Jr.
Contractor: J S McCauley Company
Description: The building faces south and is a four story white colored Georgia marble and concrete structure. The building is a “U” shape with arch across the south front with four columns and eagle statues along the top of the arch. The main entrance is recessed and framed with stone. The east and west front sections are two stories and the north section rises to four stories with a small section above. The courtroom is located on the second story. The building served as the courthouse until 1994. The building now houses the County Administration. The building was renovated in 1997. The architect was Jack Pyburn Architect, Inc. of Atlanta and the contractror was Metric Corporation of Atlanta.
Note: In 1927, a new site which was one block north of the courthouse constructed in 1874, was selected for the new courthouse. In 1928, while construction of the new courthouse was underway, the old 1874 courthouse burned.
County Justice Center – Canton
Location: 90 North Street / Church Street
Built: 1992 – 1994
Architect: Mayes, Sudderth and Etheridge, Inc. of Atlanta
Contractor: Patton Construction Company of Atlanta
Description: The building faces south and is a three story concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds and forms a crescent shape with a west wing and south wing connected by the southwest center section. The southwest front has a large projecting center section with recessed entrance on the first story, large window on the second and third stories and flanked by double pillars rising to a pediment with clock at the roof line. The windows on the first story are large. The roof is sloped.
N – Pickens County
W – Bartow County
Old County Courthouse
County Justice Center
Photos taken 2013 and 2018