“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Centre in Cherokee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Cherokee County

Cherokee County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Angela Nichols, May 1, 2019
1. Cherokee County Marker
Inscription.  Area 575 square miles. Aborigines inhabited area 4000 B.C. Cherokee and Creek Historic Indians about 1300-May 1838. Hernando De Soto-First white man July 1540. First white settlers about 1810 from VA, NC, SC, GA, and Tenn. Formed Cherokee Cession Dec. 29, 1835. Made a county Jan. 9, 1836. Counties of Baine, now Etowah; Benton, now Calhoun; and DeKalb were in part subsequently formed therefrom. Prior to 1836 Cherokee was part of St. Clair County.
Erected by Cherokee Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
Location. 34° 9.124′ N, 85° 40.723′ W. Marker is in Centre, Alabama, in Cherokee County. Marker is at the intersection of Cedar Bluff Road and West Main Street (Business U.S. 411), on the right on Cedar Bluff Road. This sign is hung on the side of the Historical Museum and can been seen from the Courthouse lawn. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 E Main St, Centre AL 35960, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker.
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Jordan Big Store (here, next to this marker); Cherokee County Historical Museum (a few steps from this marker); Cherokee County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Cherokee County's Beginnings (within shouting distance of this marker); Turkey Town Council Site (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Johnathan Pratt (approx. 0.2 miles away); Orville Estes Field (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cherokee County Veterans War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Centre.
Also see . . .  Cherokee County, Alabama Cemetery List. Lists cemeteries in Cherokee County, Alabama, with most interments and some pictures. (Submitted on September 22, 2019, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama.) 
Cherokee County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 5, 2022
2. Cherokee County Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2019, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. This page has been viewed 461 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 3, 2019, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama.   2. submitted on May 9, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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