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Calhoun Premium Outlets, which features more than 50 brand name stores, has been the city’s biggest attraction, according to Roland. Shops from Old Navy to Coach siphon drivers off Interstate 75. However, Calhoun’s downtown is in the midst of a $200,000 transformation for a more historic look that is expected to attract more visitors.
“We are doing our best to bring the city back to its heyday,” Roland said.
The heart of the downtown district, centered at the Court Street and Wall Street intersection, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in June. Nearly a dozen restaurants and a variety of shops make up downtown Calhoun, while the area around the city is rich with American Indian and Civil War history.
Just east of Calhoun is the New Echota Historic Site, where Cherokee Indians gathered during their removal west on the Trail of Tears. New Echota was the Cherokee capital from 1825 1832.
“We are the land of the Cherokee,” Roland said. “It’s our history.”
Visitors also can attain a dose of Civil War history by checking out the Resaca Battlefield, a national historic site, or the Oakleigh home, once Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman’s headquarters.