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Hickory flat is an unincorporated community in Cherokee County, Georgia and located app. 40 miles north of downtown Atlanta. It has a long, rich history and a very strong community.

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Latest Cherokee County News

Cherokee Tribune - Our local daily paper.

The Cherokee Tribune is a great local daily newspaper providing excellent coverage of Cherokee County. We strongly recommend a subscription to help support this great community resource.

The Cherokee Ledger-News - Our local weekly paper (free)

The Ledger News continues to provide excellent local coverage and local reporting.  Support this resource by supporting their advertisers.

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Schools & Education

Hickory Flat Schools

The traditional heart of the Hickory Flat community is the Hickory Flat 'triangle' bordered by Highway 140, Hickory Road and East Cherokee Drive. Until the late 1990s this area included a gas station, restaurant, veterinarian, library and little else. This area now supports well over 50 businesses including two shopping centers anchored by a Kroger and a Publix.

Immediately bordering the 'triangle' are Hickory Flat Elementary, Dean Rusk Middle and Sequoyah High, with Mountain Road Elementary serving the southern portion of the Hickory Flat community and feeding into the middle and high schools.  The growth in population necessitated splitting these districts, so Avery Elementary, Creekland Middle and Creekview High serve the northeastern portion of Hickory Flat and are also listed here.


bullet Cherokee County Schools - Main home page

Sequoyah cluster
bullet Sequoyah High School
bullet Dean Rusk Middle School
bullet Hickory Flat Elementary School
bullet Mountain Road Elementary School

Creekview cluster
bullet Creekview High School
bullet Creekland Middle School
bullet Avery Elementary School

Local college and university sites

bullet Reinhardt College - located in Waleska (NW Cherokee County)
bullet Kennesaw State University - Serving Cherokee from nearby Kennesaw
bullet Chattahoochee Technical College - Two-year college serving Cherokee County with campuses in Canton and Woodstock
bullet Georgia Department of Education

Hickory Flat Dining

While the Hickory Flat community includes national chains like McDonalds, Wendy's, Subway and Burger King (BK was the first in Hickory Flat), here are a few unique spots to visit.

bullet Sidelines - Excellent food and full-service bar.  We're regular patrons. (Near Publix)
bullet Bedoes - Another good full-service restaurant and bar. Can be a little chilly and a little loud, but good food. (Behind Taco Bell)
bullet Shane's Rib Shack - Known for ribs, Ed and the crew also serve the very best hamburgers and fries in Hickory Flat. (Near Tractor Supply)
bullet Mizu - Asian food including Hibachi grill. Great food, great service and reasonable prices. (Kroger shopping center)
bullet Johnny's Pizza - A popular neighborhood place with great pizza, sandwiches, Stromboli and cold beer served in frosty mugs.  We're regulars. (Next to McDonalds)
bullet Waffle House - Friendly service and the only 24-hour food in Hickory Flat. Interesting after midnight... (Next to CVS)
bullet The Frosty Frog - Great treats and delicious ice-cream in a comfortable, family-friendly atmosphere. (Publix shopping center)
bullet Dos Margaritas - Fast and friendly lunch, and very popular in the evenings. (Kroger shopping center)

Hickory Flat Shopping

Please support your local merchants. These deserve a special mention.

bullet Kroger - Publix is a great store and the bakery is unbeatable, but I need something a little bigger.  The Hickory Flat Kroger is the best grocery store I've ever visited. 
Start your visit with a Starbucks coffee.  The sushi cooler is stocked with fresh and delicious sushi made on site.  Overall, the aisles are wide and the choices are vast.  I visit enough to frequently get .10 to $1 off per gallon of gas at the fuel center.  Wide selection, great staff, fast checkout.
bullet Three Sisters - Unique items which probably appeal more to females or men shopping for females.  Note:  If you're a man waiting as a lady shops at Three Sisters, consider that you can stroll to the Sidelines Bar to wait. (Publix shopping center)
bullet Goodwill - Seriously. The best Goodwill store with the highest quality merchandise you'll ever find. Worth a visit. (Near Tractor Supply)
bullet Tractor Supply - Why drive miles to Home Depot or a hardware store? TS is friendly and convenient.  Also a great place to refill the propane tanks for your grill.  (Behind Goodwill)
bullet Great Clips - Friendly, fast, affordable and convenient haircuts. (Kroger shopping center)
bullet AutoZone - After getting gas at Kroger I popped in to Autozone for wipers.  As I was paying one employee, another employee went out and put them on (without me asking) and was done as I walked out the door.  Outstanding service.  (Near Kroger)
bullet Advance Auto Parts - Friendly and helpful employees. (Near Burger King)
bullet Hickory Flat Animal Hospital - These people are simply awesome.  They're also very compassionate when difficult choices must be made.  (Across from Goodwill)

Hickory Flat Community Pages

bullet Hickory Flat Zoning Information A wonderful lady and a great web site!
bullet BradshawFarmCommunity.com - Bradshaw Farm
bullet Cherokee Recreation and Parks
bullet Hickory Flat Fire Department
bullet Cherokee County Sheriff Dept.
bullet SupportFireRescue.com - Side businesses by area fire and rescue personnel

Cherokee County Community Information

Cherokee County Site Official Cherokee County web site

CCRGCherokee Coalition for Responsible Growth


bullet Georgia Navigator - Check speeds, cameras


bullet Hickory Flat United Methodist Church
bullet Cherokee Baptist Church
bullet Relevate Church - Hickory Flat
bullet First Baptist - Woodstock
bullet Mount Zion Baptist
bullet Church of the Messiah

Limited to churches serving the Hickory Flat area. 

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No consideration or compensation has been paid or is sought for mentions on this page. The proprietor of this site is a regular customer of every mentioned restaurant or merchant. (Three Sisters would be an exception but the ladies of my family like the place!)

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