Woodstock GA Located in Cherokee County GA

Located just North of Atlanta, Woodstock is a fast growing city with a bustling downtown. With a young and increasing population of almost 28,000 residents, Woodstock  {this town} has a hip yet welcoming ambiance surrounding it.

Cherokee County, named after the original inhabitants of the area, Cherokee Indians, the county claims Woodstock, Canton, and Holly Springs as just a few of their cities and towns. The tragedy of the  resettlement of the Native Indians on the Trail of Tears sent the native Cherokee away from their tribal lands and thereby leaving {left }the land open for agricultural development and mining during the gold rush in 1832. A large mining population began growing in the area after a 10 mile wide gold belt was discovered in the county. This population eventually transformed into the typical cotton growing agricultural society of the south in the 1800’s.

When the train was built it would often stop in the green lush town to restock its wood supply, hence the name given to Woodstock in 1933. However, it wasn’t until 1979 that an official railroad depot was built as a stop off for the North Georgia Railroad between Canton and Marietta. As time progressed Woodstock evolved into an poultry farming economy.

Lake Allatoona

The construction of Lake Allatoona for power as a part of the New Deal after the war brought many more jobs and residents to the area as the lake became a popular recreational area. Eventually Highway 92 was paved in the 1960’s but it wasn’t until the 1980’s that Interstate-575 was  completed, making access to Atlanta easier and faster for the residents of Cherokee and its surrounding counties.  Soon Soon after families began relocating to the Northwest quadrant of the Atlanta metro area settling in Marietta, Acworth, and Woodstock areas to raise their children, start businesses, or simply escape the city.

 

Today downtown Woodstock is not recognizable to the people who lived in the town back in the 50’s and 60’s. Even the old railway depot serves as a trendy restaurant on the adorable downtown Main Street .. Dean’s Store which was built in 1906 and has been a landmark property in town ever since, now serving as the town’s Visitor Center. The layout of the town hasn’t changed much since the development in the 1920’s and many of the original building still stand serving as fun restaurants, bars, cute shops, and even the local pharmacy still stands and operates as it has for many years.

Great Entertainment Scene

In the mid 2000’s developers started to eye Woodstock as a new “hot” growth area and started building lovely single family homes on the edge of downtown, walking distance to shopping and restaurant district.  The quickly sold and continue to increase in value as the town welcomes more residents. Downtown Woodstock is now home to many hip and trendy restaurants such as Pure Taqueria, the highly acclaimed Century House Tavern, and Truck and Tap – a bar that serves local and regional beers while rotating food trucks on the street behind it. Recently the city of Woodstock built a downtown amphitheater sponsored by Northside Cherokee Hospital , which is host to an impressive summer music series inviting artists like Runaway June and Drivin’ n Cryin’ for the community to enjoy free of charge. On concert nights Woodstock is transformed into a truly bustling urban center with thousands of people enjoying the food, beverages and the great music. If you haven’t visited you should be sure to add Woodstock to you to-do list!