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Cherokee County Alabama History and Profile:

Cherokee County, Alabama is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. It is named for the Cherokee tribe. As of 2000 the population was 23,988. Its county seat is Centre and it is a prohibition or dry county.

Cherokee County was established on January 9, 1836. The county was created on the former Cherokee Nation that encompassed the southern Appalachians of Alabama with parts of adjacent Georgia, Tennessee, and North and South Carolina. The Cherokees departed and migrated outward in the early 1830s prior to the establishment of Cherokee County. An F4 tornado struck here on Palm Sunday March 27, 1994. It destroyed Goshen United Methodist Church twelve minutes after the National Weather Service of Birmingham issued a tornado warning for northern Calhoun, southeastern Etowah, and southern Cherokee.

Source: Wikipedia

Newspapers

Cherokee County Herald
107 First Street
Centre, Alabama

Cities and Towns of Cherokee County, Alabama:

* Cedar Bluff
* Centre (County seat)
* Collinsville (part – part of Collinsville is in DeKalb County)
* Gaylesville
* Leesburg
* Piedmont (part – part of Piedmont is in Calhoun County)
* Sand Rock (part – part of Sand Rock is in DeKalb County)

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Government

Cherokee County Alabama Government – Official Site

Cherokee County Library
310 Mary St Centre, Alabama 35960
Telephone (256) 927-5838
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00 until 5:00, Saturday 8:00 until noon ยท Closed on Wednesday and Sunday.

Historic Places

Cornwall Furnace

Cherokee County Genealogy Resources

Cherokee County Alabama Genweb

Cherokee County Alabama GenWeb Archives

Cherokee County Alabama Page at KindredTrails

Cherokee County Historical Society
101 East Main Street
Centre, AL 35960

Cherokee County Historical Museum
101 East Main Street
Centre, AL 35960
256-927-7835

Vital Records

Cherokee County Clerk
102 W Main Street
Centre, AL 35960
Phone: (256) 927-33363

If you are outside the state of Alabama and are looking to request copies of vital records you must contact the statewide office of vital records:

Alabama Vital Records
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625
(334) 206-5418
Fax: (334) 262-9563

You can also call (334) 206-5418

There were no birth certificates prior to 1908, some counties may have recorded births in a ledger howeer. One way to search this centrally is by contacting:

Department of Archives and History
624 Washington Ave
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-4363

Birth and Death Records have been recorded in Alabama since 1908, Marriage Records since August 1936 and Divorces since 1950.

Census

1850 Federal Census Index

1850 Census Transcription – pg 62b
1850 Census Transcription – pg 68b

1880 Federal Census Transcription pg 251b-254b
1880 Federal Census Transcription pg 255b-258b
1880 Federal Census Transcription pg 259a-262b
1880 Federal Census Transcription pg 263a-266a
1880 Federal Census Transcription pg 266b-269a
1880 Federal Census Transcription pg 269b-272b
1880 Federal Census Transcription pg 273a-275b

Tax Records

Cemeteries

USGS listing of Cemeteries in Cherokee County

Cherokee County Cemetery Transcriptions
Cemetery Transcriptions (Although both are usgenweb this seems a slightly different listing.)
Cherokee County Cemetery Transcriptions

Query Forums

Genealogy Forums can be a great way to find other people that are researching the same ancestors as you are. Even if they may be not be researching the same direct line but related lines you may find information that is useful in your own research. Make sure to verify any other research that you add to your own research and try to document it well. If asking questions in genealogy forums it is good to provide as much information as possible and in the subject of the posting try to give name and a date or range of dates to help make your query more likely to be found. Posts with titles like “looking for family” or “help!” are too generic and something along the lines of “John Smith b. abt 1828 md. Hannah Jones” would be more helpful to get your post read by those that are interested in the John Smith/Hannah Jones family.

Cherokee County, AL at
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News Related to Cherokee County, AL

“Cherokee County” al – Google News

No. 8 Sand Rock wins championship of Cherokee County Tournament – AL.com

No. 8 Sand Rock wins championship of Cherokee County Tournament
AL.com
… Rock wins championship of Cherokee County Tournament. By Grant Stephenson | preps@al.com … 8 Sand Rock won the Cherokee County Tournament with a 25-17, 25-15 victory over Cherokee County. The Wildcats also defeated host Cedar Bluff 25-10, …

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Cherokee County man charged in connection with child pornography – AL.com


Northwest Georgia News
Cherokee County man charged in connection with child pornography
AL.com
CENTRE, Alabama — A Piedmont man has been arrested for possession and distribution of child pornography, according to Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver. In a news release, Shaver said Eric L. Revis, 46, was arrested Tuesday following the execution …
Cherokee County man arrested for Child PornographyWAFF
Piedmont man faces child porn chargesGadsden Times

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VOLLEYBALL: Sand Rock moves up in latest AL.com rankings – Northwest Georgia News

VOLLEYBALL: Sand Rock moves up in latest AL.com rankings
Northwest Georgia News
8 in the latest AL.com volleyball rankings. The latest rankings were released on Thursday. Sand Rock plays in the Cherokee County Tournament on Saturday. The top-seed Lady Wildcats will take the court at 11 a.m. against the winner of the 9 a.m. match …




2 killed in Cherokee County crash Thursday night – The Huntsville Times – al.com

2 killed in Cherokee County crash Thursday night
The Huntsville Times – al.com
PIEDMONT, AlabamaAlabama State Troopers say two people were killed in a single-vehicle crash Thursday night in Cherokee County. The accident happened at 8:35 p.m. on U.S. 278 five miles east of Piedmont. Nikki Stancil, 24, of Piedmont, was driving …
2 killed in wreck near PiedmontFOX6 WBRC – MyFoxAL.com

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Cherokee County Commissioner Marcie Foster graduates from Alabama Local … – Northwest Georgia News

Cherokee County Commissioner Marcie Foster graduates from Alabama Local
Northwest Georgia News
GRADUATES TRAINING INSTITUTE. Cherokee County Commissioner Marcie Foster recently completed the most rigorous education program available to county officials in Alabama, which includes 120 hours of training from the Alabama Local Government …




VOLLEYBALL: County teams see movement in latest AL.com rankings – Northwest Georgia News

VOLLEYBALL: County teams see movement in latest AL.com rankings
Northwest Georgia News
Three Cherokee County volleyball teams saw movement in the latest AL.com volleyball rankings, released on Thursday. In Class 1A, Spring Garden (4-9) fell two spots to No. 5 following a pair of losses Tuesday to ranked opponents Sand Rock and Donoho.

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