Ball Ground is a city in Cherokee County, Georgia, United States. Settled many years before being incorporated on January 1, 1883, the 2010 census shows the city had a population of 1,433, nearly doubling between 2000 and 2010.
The town developed near the ball grounds, or fields where the Cherokee people used to play stick ball, a rough game similar to the modern-day game of lacrosse. The large fields and abundance of freshwater streams made Ball Ground attractive for large gatherings of the Cherokee. In 1755, it was the site of the decisive Battle of Taliwa between the Cherokee and Muscogee Creek peoples; the Cherokee won.