“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.
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° 9.117′ N, 85° 40.717′ W. Marker is in Centre, Alabama, in Cherokee County. Marker is at the intersection of Cedar Bluff Road and Cedar Bluff Road and AL Hwy 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 in this post office area: 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. Cherokee County Historical Museum (here, next to this marker); Jordan Big Store
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(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 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Johnathan Pratt (approx. 0.2 miles away); J.D. Jordan Jr. House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mose Hampton 1808-1885 (approx. 0.7 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.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2019, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 35 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 3, 2019, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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Oct. 27, 2020