Cherokee County is in northwest Georgia. Its county seat is the city of Canton, which is where the impressive and historic Old Cherokee County Courthouse is located. Approximately 220,000 people live in Cherokee County and enjoy humid and hot summers and mild, cooler winters. The county is included in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

A Brief History

Before it was classified as a county in 1831, the area now known as Cherokee County was more reminiscent of a large territory in which the Cherokee native American tribe lived. The establishment of this and other nearby counties was part of the violent Trail of Tears, or forced removal of the Cherokee Indians and other tribes to designated territories west of the Mississippi River.

Cherokee County Today

These days, a large portion of Cherokee County residents commute to Atlanta and return to the quieter suburbs after work. Interstate 575 bisects the county and runs through the nearby towns of Marietta, Woodstock, Lebanon, Holly Springs, Canton, and Ball Ground. It ends at the Pickens County line and turns into Georgia 515, the Appalachian Parkway developmental highway. There are 44 schools in the Cherokee County School District, as well as the Cherokee Charter Academy (CSUSA).

The Law Office of Danielle J. Eliot, P.C. & Cherokee County

Founding attorney Danielle Eliot established her private consumer debt law practice to serve families throughout Cherokee County struggling with their finances in 2010 after several years of working at a handful of Georgia’s largest bankruptcy law firms. We offer representation for Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy cases exclusively and are eager to help you find peace of mind. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.