Welcome to Cherokee County Alabama.
We are proud to be part of
of Dixie Project.
We look forward to gathering and adding records to help
researchers. Due to the tremendous amount of work and effort
it takes to gather, transcribe and compile information for the
county sites I/we do not have the time to do individual research. We
will do our best to provide you with the resources for your research
by placing records we acquire and request you help in our efforts by
submitting your records to Margie Daniels.
Cherokee County was created by the Alabama legislature on 1836 Jan.
9. It was named for the Cherokee Indians, who ceded the land that
now comprises the county to the Federal government by the treaty of
New Echota, 1835 Dec. 29. Cherokee County is located in the
northeastern portion of the state, in the Appalachian Mountains.
Cherokee County encompasses 553 square miles. It is bordered on the
DeKalb County, on the west by
Etowah County, on the south
Cleburne, and the east by
Floyd Counties, GA.
For the first ten years, the residents of Cherokee County quarreled
over the location of a county seat. In 1837, the AL legislature
authorized the seat of county government to be established at Cedar
Bluff. In 1844 an election was held and the county seat was moved to
the town of Centre. Other towns and communities include Jamestown, Gaylesville, Forney, and
- Coosa River Valley Historical and Genealogical Society,
PO Box 295, Centre, AL 35960
- Cherokee County Genealogical Society, Box
90, Spring Garden, AL 36275,Newsletter approx every 3 months
- Centre Library, Phone 256-927-5838
Northeast Alabama Genealogical Society, PO Box
8268, Gadsden, AL 35902
Publication: Northeast Alabama Settlers
Alabama Department of Archives & History
624 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama 36130-0100;
Phone: (334) 242-4435
Wallace State College
library may be reached by calling 256-352-8260 or by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Wallace State has the Alabama Death records
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