Woodstock is a city in Cherokee County, Georgia, with a population of about 24,000 people, according to the 2010 census. The city is over one hundred years old, making it one of the county’s oldest towns. In the beginning, it had only about 300 residents, spread out across 960 acres.
Because of its geographic location, near Little River and Noonday Creek, Woodstock had a lot of water power. That enabled it to thrive in industries like wood carving, yarn spinning, and other related activities. By the 1890s, Woodstock would reportedly ship about 2,000 bales of cotton each year. The town would continue to prosper in mineral development activities, as well as farming.
As for its name, it is unclear where “Woodstock” comes from. There are a lot of theories surrounding it, one being that a man called Mr. Woodstock settled here and built a school for the community. Others believe the name comes from the novel of the same name written by Sir Walter Scott.
Today, Woodstock is still considered one of the fastest growing cities in the area, with a reported growth rate of 70% over the past ten years, a remarkable feat on all accounts.