Place:Cherokee, Alabama, United States

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NameCherokee
Alt namesCherokeesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates34.183°N 85.45°W
Located inAlabama, United States     (1836 - )
See alsoEtowah, Alabama, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Cherokee County, Alabama is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. It is named for the Cherokee tribe. As of the 2010 census the population was 25,989. Its county seat is Centre and it is a prohibition or dry county.

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History

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The area included in today's Cherokee County for centuries had belonged to the Cherokee Nation of Native Americans. On December 29, 1835, however, Cherokee leaders signed the controversial Treaty of New Echota, agreeing to surrender their lands in return for new lands west of the Mississippi River.

On January 9, 1836, the Alabama legislature created Cherokee County with its present boundaries. Two years later, the United States government removed by force all Cherokees who had refused to leave on what would become known as the Trail of Tears.

Cherokee County was in the news again on Palm Sunday, March 27, 1994, when it was hit by a Force 4 tornado. Goshen United Methodist Church was destroyed only twelve minutes after the National Weather Service at Birmingham had issued a warning for northern Calhoun, southeastern Etowah, and southern Cherokee counties.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1836 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1870 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1882 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1882 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1892 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1899 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1840 8,773
1850 13,884
1860 18,360
1870 11,132
1880 19,108
1890 20,459
1900 21,096
1910 20,226
1920 20,862
1930 20,219
1940 19,928
1950 17,634
1960 16,303
1970 15,606
1980 18,760
1990 19,543

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