Aroundabout Local Media recently celebrated 24 years of serving Cherokee County by bringing uplifting and local news to our neighbors while supporting local businesses. The time we spent looking through magazines dating back to 1996 left us feeling nostalgic. We started to realize that many of our newer residents — and some not-so-new — may not know the county’s history, so we created a lengthy feature in our July 2020 issues.
With the help of Stefanie Joyner and Rebecca Johnston of the Cherokee County Historical Society, Samantha Daugherty of Preservation Woodstock, Erin Honea of Holly Springs, and artist AnnaLysa Kimball, we pulled together a multi-page history lesson in each magazine, focusing on the localities specific to those distribution areas. Now, we want to share that with you, all in one PDF that you can access online, for reading or printing (see link below). Feel free to study it, and impress friends and relatives with your knowledge. Or, maybe you’d like to incorporate it into your home-school curriculum.
Among the fun facts you’ll learn:
- Where was Thousand Acre Woods, and what major swim/tennis community was built on it?
- Which city was home to a former U.S. secretary of state, and a renowned physicist and member of the Manhattan Project team that developed the atomic bomb?
- What area was best known for gold mining, long before the Discovery Channel made it popular?
- A descendent of George Washington became an influential leader — as a lawyer, physician, preacher and farmer — in which city?
- Which local university once was known by the name Normal College?
Click on the link below to view or download.