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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 · 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.

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News Related to Cherokee County, AL

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Cherokee County Commission looking into developing Weiss Lake park – The Huntsville Times – al.com

Cherokee County Commission looking into developing Weiss Lake park
The Huntsville Times – al.com
sunset on a Weiss Lake day The Cherokee County Commission is looking into developing a park along Weiss Lake. (File photo). CENTRE, Alabama — The Cherokee County Commission has set up a exploratory committee to investigate developing a park on …




Cherokee County authorities investigate female body found in Weiss Lake – al.com


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Cherokee County authorities investigate female body found in Weiss Lake
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CHEROKEE COUNTY, Alabama – The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office today said a female's body was found Friday afternoon in Weiss Lake near Leesburg. Details were limited from authorities concerning the body's discovery. The Leesburg Police …
Body found in Cherokee County lake identified as missing Valley Head womanwhnt.com
Authorities ID Alabama woman found in Weiss LakeWRGA Rome’s Newstalk
Body in Cherokee County lake identified as DeKalb County womanWAAY
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Cherokee County home invasion suspect caught – al.com

Cherokee County home invasion suspect caught
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CENTRE, Alabama — A Fort Payne man faces multiple charges after authorities said he broke into a home and assaulted the people inside with a knife. Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver said deputies were called Wednesday to a report of a man breaking …




Cherokee County GOP chairman resigns after arrest over marijuana plants – The Huntsville Times – al.com


Raw Story
Cherokee County GOP chairman resigns after arrest over marijuana plants
The Huntsville Times – al.com
Alabama Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead confirmed Ellis' resignation this evening. He said the party would have no further comment. "We'll allow the legal system to take its course," he said. Ellis, 52, faces charges of first degree unlawful …
Man arrested for Mairjuana was Cherokee County, Alabama GOP ChairmanWRGA Rome’s Newstalk
Alabama GOP county chairman resigns after being arrested for growing marijuanaRaw Story
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Cherokee County authorities discover 600 marijuana plants around county … – al.com


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Cherokee County authorities discover 600 marijuana plants around county
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CENTRE, AlabamaCherokee County authorities made one arrest Friday in connection with a sweep that uncovered about 600 marijuana plants across the county. Sheriff Jeff Shaver said an Alabama Bureau of Investigation helicopter assisted in the …
Man arrested on marijuana charges in Cherokee CountyGadsden Times
Alabama man arrested for growing potWRGA Rome’s Newstalk

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Cherokee County traffic stop, pursuit leads to drug arrests – al.com

Cherokee County traffic stop, pursuit leads to drug arrests
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CENTRE, Alabama — Two people are in custody on drug charges following a brief pursuit, according to Cherokee County authorities. Sheriff Jeff Shaver said the incident happened at 11:25 p.m. Saturday in the Spring Garden area. Deputies received a

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