Woodstock is the county seat of Cherokee County in Georgia. The city was named for Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England because many of its founders emigrated to Georgia in the late 1830s and early 1840s.
Woodstock, Georgia, is located in the northern part of the state and 30 miles north of Atlanta. Woodstock covers more than 12 square miles, with over 30,000 citizens living within its limits.
We're thrilled to call ourselves "The Athens Home for Creative Entrepreneurs" as the home of Georgia. We're a Georgia PlanFirst Community, and we've received the Live, Work, Play City Award from the Georgia Municipal Association.
Woodstock's police department is one of the most highly trained and well-equipped in Georgia, which helps to explain why our crime rate is so low. Our highly trained and equipped fire department has some of the best insurance coverage available, assuring the safety of our residents.
Places to See and Visit
Chastain Park Amphitheater: Chastain Park is a must-see for music fans! It not only hosts some of the finest concerts in Georgia, but it also stages festivals and children's activities.
John Tanner State Park: If you want to get in touch with nature, John Tanner State Park has over 30 miles of paths and several activities throughout the year.
Food and Entertainment
The Big Chicken: If you're looking for some great Southern dishes, The Big Chicken is the place to go. It offers a selection of fried chicken alternatives as well as burgers and fries.
Sugar Shack is a local favorite with an out-of-town vibe. The bakery prepares both large and small cakes, as well as pastries. Custom details for special events, such as birthday cakes or wedding cakes, are also made available.
Alfresco is a tapas restaurant that is open every day of the week. It has live music and trivia nights as well as other activities throughout the year.
Ricardo's: Ricardo's serves a diverse range of Mexican and American cuisine, as well as a fully stocked bar with plenty of tables.
Make the trip to Woodstock and see what we have to offer!