The Cherokee County Historical Society will present the second Historic Canton Tour of Homes Oct. 21 and 22. This tour will highlight Canton’s and unique historic character, as well as promote the rapidly developing downtown.
Canton was founded in 1832 and grew quickly after the railroad came through in 1879. While downtown Canton has changed considerably during the past 100 years, the historic downtown contains 300 buildings in its National Register Historic District. The tour will highlight some of the historic homes in downtown Canton, while encouraging visitors to experience the neighborhood shops and restaurants along Main Street.
The tour will showcase four private homes: the Jones-Morgan home, the Sparks-Sellers home, the Satterfield home and the Jones-Johnston home. Shuttle buses will run continuously from the Cherokee County Historic Courthouse to visit all of the sites.
This event will enable the Historical Society to bring visitors to downtown Canton and show the link between Canton’s history and its promising future. All proceeds will benefit the Cherokee County Historical Society and will be used for education and outreach programs.
Oct. 21: Candlelight Tour is 5-9 p.m.
Oct. 22: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tickets: $20 for Historical Society members; $25 for non-members. Call 770-345-3288 or purchase at www.rockbarn.org.