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The City of Holly Springs was incorporated in 1906 around the busy train depot established by the Louisville & Nashville (L&N) Railroad. Holly Springs was once known for its “green marble” quarry on the west side of the City as well as a destination for local farmers to ship their goods on the L&N Railroad. As Metropolitan Atlanta has grown over the past several decades, the City of Holly Springs has become more suburban in character with light industry, commercial establishments and numerous residential developments. The City is located in the center of Cherokee County approximately thirty-five miles north of Atlanta on I-575 and currently consists of 6.91 square miles.
Policy making and legislative authority is vested in the Mayor and five Council Members. The Mayor and Council are elected at-large by the City residents to serve four year terms. For the election of council members, candidates must reside in one of the City’s five geographic wards. The candidate who receives the most votes (election by plurality) in each geographic ward is elected to office. The City operates under a city council/manager form of government pursuant to the constitution and laws of the State of Georgia and the City of Holly Springs Charter. The City Manager is responsible for the daily operations of all City departments and possesses all of the administrative powers granted to the government under the constitution and laws of the State of Georgia and the City’s Charter.