The Cherokee County Historical Society will be bridging the past and the future as they bring visitors into local historic homes and buildings part of the initial Historic Canton Holiday Tour of Homes to be held on Dec. 14 and 15.
The three homes that will be open for tours are the Spears-Eggleston home (built 1919), the Bell-Grant home (built c. 1900), and the Jones-Johnston home (built 1948). According to a press release from the Historical Society, the City of Canton was founded in 1832, but began to flourish only in 1879 when the railroad came to town, bringing new businesses and residents to the area.
Apart from the historic homes, several other buildings of historical significance are lined up to be on the tour. These buildings include the Marble Courthouse (built 1927), Jones and Cloud Insurance (built c. 1841) and Edgewater Hall (built c. 1922). Buses will run from the courthouse to allow easy transport to all sites on the tour.
The tour begins on Friday at 6 p.m., and will be a candlelight tour with champagne and other beverages offered at three tour sites. The tours on Saturday will last from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tickets for the tour will cost $20. The tickets may be purchased online, by calling 770-345-3288 or by visiting any of these locations in person:
Cherokee County History Museum & Visitors Center
Three Sisters Gifts
Tickets will also be available on tour days from Edgewater Hall (687 Marietta Hwy.).