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Hickory Flat, Georgia
Country United States
State Georgia
County Cherokee
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s) 770/678/470

Hickory Flat is an unincorporated community in southeastern Cherokee County, Georgia, United States. The center of the community is marked by a four-way stoplight at the intersection of Georgia State Route 140 and East Cherokee Drive. Once a sparse town with more land per acre than people per square mile, this quiet community has begun to embrace the urban sprawl. All new homes have a minimum of 2 acres (0.81 ha). Since 2007 new home and commercial builders have taken to the area, even today (2015) retail space continues to be constructed to keep up with the fast-growing population.

Within a 10-mile (16 km) radius of the town is the county seat of Canton, to the north, and Woodstock, to the south. Access to I-575 and GA 400 are also within a 20-mile (32 km) span. It is approximately 40 miles (64 km) north of downtown Atlanta. The community is located along an old Native American trading route and is one of the county's earliest white settlements. To its north along Georgia Highway 140 is a subsection of Hickory Flat known to locals as "Indian Knoll". This crest in the middle of rolling farm land is a literal geographic knoll where tribes would meet.

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