One of Money Magazine’s 2015 Top 50 Best Places to Live in the United States – the only Georgia city to make the list!
Woodstock is over one hundred years old and one of the county's oldest towns. The railroad came to Woodstock in November 1879. The city had a population of 300 and comprised a total of 960 acres. The first gristmills in the county were located nearby. Wood carving, yarn spinning, and other related activities were also done. The abundance of water power around Woodstock, such as Little River, Noonday Creek, and other streams, facilitated these industries. Woodstock had a considerable activity in mineral development. The old Kellogg Gold Mine and several others are within a few miles of Woodstock. Mica and kaolin were also found in nearby areas.
By the 1890s Woodstock was said to be shipping 2,000 bales of cotton annually. A number of Woodstock developers were influential in introducing innovative farming methods to the county. There are many different stories of how Woodstock got its name. One possibility is that it derived from a novel of the same name by Sir Walter Scott. There is also one tale that a man named Mr. Woodstock settled in the area and started a school, thus giving the community its name.
Today, the City of Woodstock is the fastest growing city in Cherokee County. With the growth rate of Woodstock at 70% over the past 10 years, the city has doubled in size. With Interstate 575 and State Highway 92 running diagonally and directly through the heart of Woodstock, there are unlimited possibilities for those who live and work in Woodstock and Cherokee County.
2. Oak Grove
2. E.T. Booth
3. Dean Rusk
Northside Hospital-Cherokee Amphitheater
2018 marks the 21st season for Georgia’s best summer concert series in the Park at City Center. Since 1998, the City of Woodstock has hosted thousands of people in Downtown Woodstock by providing these free family friendly concerts.
We hope that you come join us in beautiful Downtown Woodstock this summer!
All concerts begin at 7:30 PM.
All concerts are free of charge, no tickets are required.Check out the downtown district (Main Street) for a wide variety of restaurants, shopping, and things to do for everyone!