Could Alpharetta, Milton Return to Cherokee County?

No one is asking for Cherokee County to reform, but Milton isn't the the first county for the land now considered North Fulton.

What is now Milton and Alpharetta once was part of Cherokee County, a piece of history that Norman Broadwell of the Alpharetta Historical Society will bring to life with his program on When We Were Cherokee on Thursday, Oct. 18.

As part of Cherokee County, a significant pattern of settlement was established that strongly influenced social, economic and political activity for years to come, according to a release from the Alpharetta Historical Society. When We Were Cherokee discusses the land lotteries, settlement patterns, pioneer and native families, and related factors that impacted daily life. But it won't be a lecture by Broadwell. He will have the audience taking part in a mock land lottery, and they'll get to say “hello” to some early settlers.

Alpharetta Historical Society Presents

  • “When We Were Cherokee”
  • Thursday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m.
  • Mansell House & Gardens

The Alpharetta Historical Society is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization governed by the State of Georgia. It operates under a Board of Trustees consisting of elected trustees, officers, and standing committee chairpersons. 

For more information on becoming a member of the Alpharetta Historical Society, please email Nan Harman-Dempsey or call her at 770-475-9995.



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