History Cherokee recognizes businesses and individuals for their achievement in historic preservation at the annual Historic Preservation Awards Banquet. The awards are given to encourage and educate the community about the benefits of historic preservation and protecting Cherokee County’s unique history.
Properties are judged by the attention given to preserving historic features and maintaining the integrity of initial design. Historic sites or structures must be at least 50 years old and should exhibit outstanding success in historic preservation. Recently rehabilitated properties or those that have been carefully maintained over the years are eligible and the owners are encouraged to apply. History Cherokee feels that it is important for communities to retain and honor these historic sites because it gives residents a sense of place– which is critical in maintaining a unique identity in suburban Atlanta.