Cherokee County, Georgia

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Cherokee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 141,903. The 2009 Census Estimate placed the population at 215,084.[1] The county seat is Canton.[2]

Cherokee County is included in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

Original territory

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.[3]

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