In Georgia, historic buildings bump shoulders with modern ones in large cities and small towns. And like many locations, large cities grow larger as they attract business and companies looking for talent and economic benefits. But small towns tend to grow or disappear.
Canton, the county seat of Georgia’s Cherokee County, is located about 40 miles from Atlanta and dates from 1834. In 1864, when the Union army under General Sherman burned the town of 200 citizens to the ground, it effectively disappeared. However, unlike other destroyed towns, Canton rebuilt and eventually prospered. As of 2020, the city had an
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