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Cherokee County, Alabama
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Cherokee County, Alabama Facts

When was Cherokee County, AL Created?
Cherokee County was created on Jan. 9, 1836 and was formed from the Creek Cession of 1835. This particular county 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, Dec. 29, 1835. 

What is the County Seat of Cherokee County, AL?
For the first ten years, the residents of Cherokee County quarrelled 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. In addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Cherokee County, AL?
Bordering Counties are DeKalb County (north), Chattooga County, Georgia (northeast), Floyd County, Georgia (east), Polk County, Georgia (southeast), Cleburne County (south), Calhoun County (south), Etowah County (west)

What cities and towns are in Cherokee County, AL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Cedar Bluff, Centre (County seat), Collinsville, Gaylesville, Leesburg, Piedmont, Sand Rock.

Cherokee County, AL Vital Records

Where can find Cherokee County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Cherokee County vital records can be found at the Alabama Department of Public Health which has Birth And Death Records from 1908, Marriages from 1936 and Divorce Records from 1950. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Alabama for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Cherokee County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Certificates to mail.

Vital Records can also be found in the Cherokee County Health Department has Birth Records from 1908, Death record from 1908. 

Cherokee County, AL Census Records

What Cherokee County, AL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Cherokee County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Cherokee Co. Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Cherokee Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Cherokee Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Cherokee Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890.

There are Alabama State censuses from 1820-1866. Also two Alabama Census of Confederate Soldiers for 1907 and 1921. You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Alabama Census Records Research Guide

Cherokee County, AL Courthouse and Government Records

Cherokee County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Cherokee County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Cherokee County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Alabama Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Cherokee County, AL Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Cherokee County, AL?
A list of Cherokee County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Alabama Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Cherokee County, AL Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Cherokee County, AL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Cherokee County. Most of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a fee. This is just a list that has been compiled or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

Cherokee Co. AL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Cherokee Co. AL Cemeteries & Church Records

Cherokee Co. AL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Cherokee Co. AL General and History Websites

Cherokee Co. AL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Cherokee Co. AL Military Records

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