Seniors Explore Canton

imagesThis senior who enjoys looking up the Best Small Towns found Canton, Georgia. One of the fastest growing cities, this seat of Cherokee County, with a population of 25,000 lies in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the heart of what used to be the Cherokee nation.

The Historical Downtown District is home to a number of attractions that senior visitors will not want to miss, most notably the Cherokee County Historical Society and the Cherokee Arts Center.

Originally the heart of the Cherokee Indian society, Canton saw major change during the summer of 1838, when the federal government, with the full authority of President Andrew Jackson, forcefully removed the region’s Cherokee people and sent the tribe west on the infamous Trail of Tears.


Seniors Find City of Cotton, Denim And Marble

Canton was once a top cotton-producing area. Canton Cotton Mills was one of the largest mills in the South, and “Canton Denim” was renowned for its high quality.

Marble was also a flourishing industry in the area, where Georgia Marble Finishing Works was the largest marble company.


TripAdvisor suggests a visit to Georgia’s National Cemetery. Canton boasts many beautiful residential neighborhoods, including the historic downtown residential area. The Crescent Farm Rock Barn, a cherished landmark of Cherokee County, is the only rock barn in Georgia.

It was built specifically as a stable for racehorses in 1906 by Augustus Lee Coggins and is now the headquarters of the Cherokee County Historical Society. Another “must” to put on your itinerary is Cagle’s Dairy on Stringer Road.


 Seniors Check Out The Canton Theatre

Canton embodies small-town charm while moving at a big-city pace, being only about 40 miles north of Atlanta. Senior visitors can see historic buildings and a 10-acre Wild West Town with more than 100 inhabitants – all of them miniature farm animals from Tanglewood Farm.


I just know that these seniors would enjoy an evening at the Canton Theatre in Downtown Canton. For over 90 years, the Historic Canton Theatre has been a shining star for entertainment. The Theatre is an elegant grand facility bringing Broadway productions to downtown Canton and where Al Jolson once performed.

Recently voted as the top city in Georgia, Canton is ready to welcome you. Seniors, stop by Canton and enjoy all that the town has to offer along with some great southern cuisine. -jeb  

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