Hickory Flat was one of the oldest settlements in Cherokee County probably in the late 1820s or early 1830s.It is located in Canton, Georgia on East Cherokee Drive. In 2011 the Cherokee County Historical Society awarded an Historical Preservation award to the Hickory Flat Cemetery. The criteria for the award was being at least 50 years old and exhibiting outstanding success at preserving the entity.
There are approximately 800 recorded interments in Hickory Flat Cemetery. There have been no interments since 2002. There are broken and uprooted tombstones and some graves are unmarked. The grass is kept up and neat.