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Ball Ground now

Ball Ground is a growing community of nearly 1,500 residents located just north of the City of Canton at exit 27 on I-575.

In spite of difficult economic times, the City of Ball Ground continues to see growth in the number of businesses and jobs within the City. This can be attributed to the positive business climate in the City, where the philosophy continues to be one of rolling out the red carpet and not the red tape.

We have a wide variety of housing choices and lot sizes within the City for new residents, and are proud that a new 1,200 student capacity Elementary School opened in August of 2012 providing a state of the art learning environment for our youth.

... and then

Two and one-half miles to the east of the town, near the confluence of Long-Swamp Creek and the Etowah River, is the traditional site of 'Taliwa', the most decisive battle of the war between Cherokee and Creek Indians in the 1700's. Cherokee history tells that the conflict over territory was determined by a stickball game here.

Before the railroad came through in 1882, the community was almost purely agricultural, consisting of two country stores and a few dwellings. After the railroad, the town grew as a result of the marble-working industry.

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