Ball Ground got it’s name as it used to be the Cherokee’s playing fields for stick ball. The area’s large, flat fields and natural resources made it attractive for large groups of Native Americans. Ball Ground was incorporated in January of 1882. At that time, it consisted of little more than two country stores and a handful of houses. 1882 was also the year the Louisville & Nashville Railroad arrived due to the large marble-working industry nearby. The town quickly started to grow and has been growing ever since.
A.W. Roberts was involved in much of Ball Ground’s early development. He was a banker, real estate developer, cotton broker and creator of the Roberts Marble Company. The Roberts Store, which was the original The Corner District, was founded by A.W. Roberts and served the town for eight decades. We have since moved two doors down, and have had the unique opportunity to renovate and utilize another historic building in Ball Ground.
Knowing that our original space was the heartbeat of Ball Ground gave us such joy to be able to share it. We’re just as excited to bring another building back to life and take part in rehabilitating our little town. When couples host their wedding at The Corner District, they have the unique opportunity to capture the historic charm of Ball Ground in their wedding photos. From train tracks to historic buildings along the city’s main street, from the city park to the made-to-look-old Burger Bus, there are so many fun shots to make sure your photographer snaps on your wedding day. We’re sharing some ideas and inspiration below! Head here to learn more about our history!