The first settlers named the area Woodstock, but there are a variety of opinions why. A favorite reason is that it was named after Woodstock, written by Sir Walter Scott. (It should be noted, however, that the book was first published in 1895.)
Slow growth marked Woodstock, Georgia’s first years. There was a postmaster here in 1833 and churches were planted in the 1830s too. In the late 1870s, the town was built near the train depot. Woodstock did not become an official city, however, until 1897.
Today, the City of Woodstock is the fastest growing city in Cherokee County. With the growth rate of Woodstock at 70% over the past 10 years, the city has doubled in size. One source states Woodstock was America’s 10th fastest growing suburb in 2007.
Thankfully, Lake Allatoona – a haven from such “progress” – is nearby and welcomes you with open waters.