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11.3 sq mi
Donnie Henriques (R)
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 part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. In 2007 it was the tenth fastest-growing suburb in the United States.
Woodstock is located in southern Cherokee County at 34°6?5?N 84°31?10?W (34.100731, -84.518972). Interstate 575 passes through the western side of the city, with access from exits 7, 8, and 9. Downtown Atlanta is 30 miles (48 km) to the south, and Canton, the Cherokee County seat, is 11 miles (18 km) north.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Woodstock has a total area of 11.3 square miles (29.2 km2), of which 11.2 square miles (28.9 km2) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.3 km2), or 0.92%, is water.
Woodstock is divided into three main sections:Historic DowntownTowne LakeThe Ridgewalk line (up and coming)
Although the first settlers called their new home Woodstock, the community did not become an official city until 1897. Postal service records show that a postmaster was in Woodstock beginning in 1833. Historic documents show the establishment of churches in the area in the 1830s as migrations of pioneers came to the community to farm the land, producing for most of their needs. Early settlements sprang up around waterways, and as the railroad and train depot became a reality in 1879, the town centered around these landmarks.
The Woodstock Depot was built in 1912 by the Louisville & Nashville Railroad as the town grew. The line transported cotton, rope, and other agricultural products, as well as passengers. Passenger service ended in 1949.
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.