Welcome to Cherokee County Alabama.
We are proud to be part of The Heart 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 north by DeKalb County, on the west by Etowah County, on the south by Calhoun and Cleburne, and the east by  Chattooga and  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 Rock Run.

County Records
  • Clerk of Circuit Court, Main Street, Centre, AL 35960, Phone (256) 927-3363, (256) 927-3378
    Court Records from 1882
  • Clerk of Probate Court, Main Street, Centre, AL 35960, Phone (256) 927-3363, (256) 927-3378
    Marriage Records from 1882 , Probate Records from 1882 and Land Records from 1882
  • Cherokee County Health Department
    Birth Records from 1908, Death record from 1908



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 Margie Glover Daniels, State Manager for The Heart of Dixie Project