Cherokee was established as the county seat in 1861, with a two-story frame style courthouse built in 1864. However, the new rail line passed south of town, so in 1870, the courthouse and most of rest of “Old Cherokee” moved over a mile and a half to “New Cherokee.” The current building is the third courthouse serving Cherokee County. Built in 1966 by Paul Park Company and designed by architects Dougher-Frevert-Ramsey, this courthouse is a modern style brick building. The split-level building sits on a hill with a wonderful view of the business district in the valley below.
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