A Bit About The City Of Ball Ground Georgia


Around Ball Ground GA

The name of Ball Ground is a survival of Indian days, when the site of the present town was used by the Cherokees for their national pastime, the ball-play. The several hills on which the town is built sweep up from a broad level space to the south, probably the identical tract on which the Cherokees won a game of ball from their southern neighbors, the Creeks, for the prize of a thousand square miles of land.

The City of Ball Ground is located just north of Canton, Georgia and south of Nelson, Georgia. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles, all of it land. The city’s elevation averages around 1,100 feet above sea level, ranging from just over 1,000 feet in the valleys to around 1,200 feet (370 m) on several hilltops within the city.

Although its name has always been applied to the immediate locality, Ball Ground did not come into existence as a town until the railroad passed through it in 1882. Its development up to that year consisted mainly of two country stores and half a dozen dwellings. The community was almost purely agricultural. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 1,433. Ball Ground is at the northernmost end of Georgia Interstate 575, north of Canton at exit 20 on I-575, and ending seven miles north at exit 27.

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