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Cherokee County, Georgia

30188, 30189

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Statistics & Facts

The Georgia state capital is Atlanta.
The population of Woodstock is approximately 10,050 (2000), 23896 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,652 (1990), 9580 (2010).
The amount of land area in Woodstock is 13.888 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.04 sq kilometers.
The distance from Woodstock to Washington DC is 548 miles.
The distance to the Georgia state capital is 23 miles. (as the crow flies)
Woodstock is positioned 34.10 degrees north of the equator and 84.51 degrees west of the prime meridian.


about 30 miles north of Atlanta and 12 miles south of Canton. I-575 and State Highway 92 both run through Woodstock.

Here is a map of the area
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History & History Related Items

Woodstock is over one hundred years old and one of the county's oldest towns.

The first train depot here was built in November, 1879, when the railroad came to town. The city limits were measured out from the depot in 1897. At that time Woodstock has about 960 acres and a population of 300 residents. The area was largely agricultural. By the end of the 19th century the city was shipping out 2,000 bales of cotton each year. Many new and innovative farming techniques were introduced by the local developers.

How was Woodstock named?
Several variations are around about how Woodstock was named. The first and most prominent is that it was from a novel, Woodstock, by Sir Walter Scott. Another is that the railroad stopped here to "stock wood." But the railroad didn't arrive in town until 50 years after the name was assigned to the post office. There is also the theory that a man named Mr. Woodstock settled here and began a school which gave the community its name. The "real" naming story is unsure.
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The founding of Woodstock



Tea Leaves and Thyme, a dress-up ladies' tea parlor circa 1930

Dixie Speedway, dirt track auto racing
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Woodstock City Government

The City of Woodstock
103 Arnold Mill Rd.
Woodstock, GA 30188-5027
Phone: 770-926-8852
Fax: 770-926-1375
City Manager Phone: 770-592-6001

Woodstock has a mayor/council form of government with six council members. There is a city manager who takes care of the day-to-day business of running the city.

Woodstock Chamber

Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
Post Office Box 757
Canton, GA 30114
Phone: (770) 345-0400
Fax: (770) 345-0030

Woodstock Organizations

Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
Post Office Box 757
Canton, GA 30114
Phone: (770) 345-0400
Fax: (770) 345-0030

Woodstock Schools

The children of Woodstock attend schools in the Cherokee County Schools System

Woodstock High School
2010 Towne Lake Hills South Drive
Woodstock, GA 30189
Phone: (770) 592-3500 Woodstock


The population of Woodstock was:
1990 - 4,361
2000 - 10,050

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