Cherokee County

City of Woodstock celebrates 125th birthday

WOODSTOCK, Ga. — The City of Woodstock is celebrating its 125th birthday.

The city held its 26th annual Christmas Jubilee and Parade of Lights on Dec. 3 in downtown Woodstock.

The event started in 1997 to celebrate their 100th birthday.

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According to the city, settlers arrived in the early 1800s and a postmaster was established in 1833.

The railroad and train depot, which still stand today, were constructed in 1879, the same year Woodstock was granted a charter by the Georgia General Assembly.

Main Street was paved in 1912 and Interstate 575 was constructed in 1982.


“In a city that has grown from 4,500 to 36,000 in three decades, most of us don’t claim family roots more than a generation back here any longer (myself included). We’re a city of people who chose this place,” according to Mayor Caldwell. “We have inherited a rich history, and we’re building a place that we will be as proud to pass onto our children. As we celebrate 125 years, here’s to the Woodstockers who came before us and to all those who will call our city home in the years to come.”

Today, Woodstock’s city limits include more than 12 square miles and is home to over 35,000 residents.

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