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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.

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 CountyChattooga County, Georgia, Floyd County, Georgia, Polk County, Georgia, Cleburne CountyCalhoun CountyEtowah County

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 18401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Cherokee County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Alabama courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Alabama residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Cherokee County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. 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.

  • 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, Box 8268 , Gadsden, AL 35902; Publication: Northeast Alabama Settlers
  • ALCHEROK. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Cherokee County, Alabama. To subscribe send “subscribe” to [email protected] (mail mode) or [email protected] (digest mode).
  • Alabama Genealogical Society, c/o Samford University Library, AGS Depository and Headquarters, 800 Lakeshore Drive, P.O. Box 2296, Birmingham, AL 35229-0001
  • Alabama Department of Archives & History, 624 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama 36130-0100; Phone: (334) 242-4435

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.

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Cherokee Co. AL Cemeteries & Church Records

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Cherokee Co. AL General and History Websites

Cherokee Co. AL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Cherokee Co. AL Military Records