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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Woodstock, Georgia

Woodstock GA
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:
  • Historic Downtown
  • Towne Lake


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."

City services

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.

Notable residents

External Links
City website
Source: Internet