CANTON, GA – History Cherokee is seeking nominations for its 2024 Historic Preservation Awards.  History Cherokee annually recognizes property owners for their efforts in preserving Cherokee County’s unique history at the Preservation Awards Banquet in August. Bronze plaques are awarded to encourage, promote and educate the community of the benefits of historic preservation. No restrictions or limitations are placed upon the recognized properties.

Historic sites or structures must be at least 50 years old, and should exhibit outstanding success in preserving historic features or original designs. Recently rehabilitated properties or those that have been continually maintained over the years are eligible, and owners are encouraged to apply.

Historic properties recognized in recent years had included the Rusk Family Cemetery in Woodstock, the Roberts Lake Dam and Power Generation Facility in Ball Ground, Dot’s Fine Wine & Craft in Ball Ground, the Downtown Kitchen Building in Canton, the Wilson-Clark Home in Canton, the Cox-Luman Homeplace in Waleska,  Bennett’s Store, The Grande in Ball Ground, and Conn’s Creek Baptist Church and School. Who will be recognized in 2024?

To nominate a site or structure, complete the form at historycherokee.org/preservation. Nominations are due by June 30, 2024.

For more information please call 770-345-3288 or contact sjoyner@historycherokee.org.

About History Cherokee
History Cherokee operates the Cherokee County History Center and the Historic Rock Bark. History Cherokee’s mission is the collection, preservation, and interpretation of Cherokee County history.