Woodstock is a city in Cherokee County, Georgia, United States. The population was 23,896 at the 2010 census. Originally a stop on the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, Woodstock is now considered part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. In 2007 it was the tenth fastest-growing suburb in the United States.
Woodstock is divided into two main sections:
Although the first settlers called their new home Woodstock, the
community would not become an official city until 1897. Postal service
records show that a postmaster had been in Woodstock beginning in 1833.
Historic documents show the establishment of churches in the area in the
1830's as migrations of pioneers came to the community to farm the land,
producing for most of their needs. Early settlements sprung up around
waterways, but as the railroad and train depot became a reality in 1879,
the town centered around these landmarks.
Historic homes built a century ago line Main Street. Some are home to
descendants of the original owners, while others have been renovated
for thriving businesses.
The Greenprints Project
The Greenprints Project
calls for the construction of trails along the city's natural areas
like Little River, Noonday Creek and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers'
property and in its core areas. Bike lanes, which within the project are
considered trails, would be built along roads throughout the city.
The proposed trails would connect with existing trails elsewhere in
Cherokee County as well as in the cities of Roswell and Alpharetta and
Cobb County. The project also would preserve greenspace throughout the
city and create new parks.
Greenprints Alliance, Inc. is a grassroots citizen action group
formed in spring 2009 to advance the City of Woodstock's green
infrastructure master plan known as The Greenprints Project. When
complete, the project will add over 60 miles of trails throughout the
city connecting every public place, shopping area and neighborhood.
The advancement of the project will enhance the city's community, natural and economic resources for all generations.
May 25, 2009 The City of Woodstock unveiled the new Woodstock
Memorial, 10 tons of polished granite dedicated to Woodstock Veterans.
It reads: "In Memorium,
Lest we forget the ultimate cost of freedom. We salute all, especially
our Woodstock veterans who gave their lives defending America's
God-given freedom so that we continue to live free."
The City of Woodstock maintains its own fire and police departments.
As of October 2007, the fire department had one fire station and 44
certified fire fighters. The fire department is currently commanded by
Jerry W. Smith.
The police department is composed of 4 divisions with 54 sworn
officers. They are the largest municipal police department in Cherokee
County, responsible for 11 square miles (28 km2) and over 23,000 residents (as of October, 2007).
There is a Consulate-General of El Salvador located in Woodstock.
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