One of the state's smallest bank buildings, the old Bonner Bank, stands near the New Southern Hotel on U.S. 59 The bank was operated as Cherokee County's first bank between l884 and l892 by F.W. Bonner.
Now, onward towards the old downtown square....
It is possible some members of this Philathea Class of 1917 who paved the church walkway are still living and attending church services. My maternal grandfather, who died back in May, was born in 1914.
This statue is from 1907 and honors the Confederate dead of Cherokee County. On the courthouse square, it is unique because it faces south instead of north as most Confederate statues do.
Look away! Look away!
Look away! Dixie Land...
Across the street from the Cherokee Theater sits the J.W. Summers Home, built in 1884.