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Centre in Cherokee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Cherokee County Historical Museum

 
 
Cherokee County Historical Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Angela Nichols
1. Cherokee County Historical Museum Marker
Inscription. In November 1958, Col. Robert E. Mann and a small group of interested residents organized the Cherokee County Historical Society in Cedar Bluff with a goal to initiate the preservation of the history of Cherokee County. Over the following years, the Historical Society erected 44 historical monuments and initiated a major effort to preserve county records and artifacts and find a place to archive them. Finally, in October 1987, their dream was realized when Robert Minnix and the Historical Society formally established the Cherokee County Historical Museum. It opened in downtown Centre, at Jordan Big Store. With this location in the city of Centre, in the center of the county, the Cherokee County Historical Museum is able to present the unique story of the county's past to future generations by way of a permanent collection of artifacts and documents.
 
Erected 2010 by Alabama Tourism Department and City of Centre.
 
Location. 34° 9.12′ N, 85° 40.718′ W. Marker is in Centre, Alabama, in Cherokee County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (Business U.S. 411) and Cedar Bluff Road, on the left when traveling east on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 East Main Street, Centre AL 35960, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jordan Big Store (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); Garrett Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Centre.
 
Also see . . .
1. Cherokee County Historical Museum. (Submitted on March 9, 2018.)
2. Cherokee County Historical Museum. Old timey player piano at the Cherokee County Historical Museum (Submitted on April 2, 2018, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2018, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. This page has been viewed 85 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on March 8, 2018, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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