Mayor A. R. Roberts III
PO Box 285
Ball Ground, GA 30107
The charming City of Ball Ground was chartered in 1883 and is the second oldest city in Cherokee County. Today the city sits on the northern edge of the Atlanta metropolitan area. Still, 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. Ball Ground, Cherokee’s first Tree City USA, has gained attraction as a prosperous spot to live and open a business.
It’s an exciting time in northern Cherokee County, as the growing community boasts an appreciation for history and embodies the importance of the environment. “Ball Ground rocks!” says Mayor Rick Roberts.
The City of Ball Ground is motivated to bring business, services, jobs, and new residents to the community through quality development. Community leaders are committed to all facets of development; collaborating with existing landlords to find homes for newcomers, working with medical providers to bring more health care to the city, and strategizing with major employers to expand employment opportunities.
This progressive spirit blends perfectly with Ball Ground’s rich history. Local folklore places the community of Ball Ground near fields where the Cherokee Nation people 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 construction of a train depot in 1882 to service the Marietta and North Georgia railroad line boosted the economy and expanded the town. Today, Ball Ground continues to thrive. Its population grew more than 308% from 2020 (population 658) to 2021 (population 2,687). With convenient access to I-575, this growing community offers a positive business climate and varied residential options.
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 in 2009, and numerous markers throughout the community highlight the importance of celebrated structures. The community boasts four newly renovated parks, a recreation facility, and several walking trails.