Our roles in history make us a destination. From pioneers’ cattle drives to the development of coal, zinc, and lead mining, Cherokee County has always been a busy place, and we’ve preserved many relics of those prosperous years. Famed Route 66 traveled right through the county, making our cafes and filling stations regular stops for many travelers. Today, motorists and motorcyclists who want a glimpse at the Mother Road can see how their parents and grandparents traveled. In addition to the historical sites along Route 66, the area has numerous casinos for those who prefer the excitement of modern gaming and Vegas-style entertainment.