Mayor A. R. Roberts III
PO Box 285
Ball Ground, GA 30107
Phone: 770.735.2123

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Although on the northern edge of a great metropolitan area, Ball Ground retains its own character and uniqueness as a small city where people feel safe and can be involved as little or as much as they desire. An appreciation for history as Cherokee’s second oldest city, recognition of the importance of the environment as Cherokee’s first Tree City USA, and a sense of community attracts many new residents and businesses to the growing city. “Every day we do try to roll out the red carpet and not the red tape! Ball Ground surely rocks!” says Mayor Rick Roberts.

The City of Ball Ground feels so strongly about its commitment to bring business, services, jobs and new residents to Ball Ground through quality development that it has trademarked its business slogan, “Where We Roll Out the Red Carpet, Not the Red Tape.” Community leaders are committed to all facets of development, from working with an existing landlord to helping
locate a new tenant and with medical providers to bring a practice to the city, to working with major employers to expand. They understand that, for the business owner, time is money.

That progressive spirit blends perfectly with Ball Ground’s rich history. Local folklore places the community of Ball Ground near fields where Cherokee Indians played stickball against the Creeks for the prize of a thousand square miles of land. Drawn by the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and abundant streams, early settlers established a vital agricultural community. The community boomed with the construction of a train depot in 1882 to service the Marietta and North Georgia railroad line. Today, Ball Ground continues to thrive.

With convenient access to I-575, this growing community offers a positive business climate and varied residential options. Most jobs are in light industry and agriculture.

Adding to the quality of life in Ball Ground is the quaint historic downtown district. The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places for more than ten years, and numerous markers throughout the community highlight the importance of celebrated structures. The community boasts four newly renovated parks and recreation facilities. A 1,000-student capacity elementary school opened in 2012, providing a state-of-the-art learning environment for local youth.


  • The northernmost town to sit completely within Cherokee County.
  • Population: 2,687
  • Located just north of Canton at exit 27 on Interstate 575
  • A Georgia Main Street Community that focuses on revitalization of the central business district, design, promotion and economic development
  • Special events are scheduled throughout the year including the Ball Ground Rocks the Park summer concert series, the Movie in the Park series, and an annual fireworks display.