“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's Beginnings

Cherokee County's Beginnings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Angela Nichols, March 5, 2018
1. Cherokee County's Beginnings Marker
Inscription. This area had long been home to the Cherokee Indians and the first white settlers did not arrive until the early 1800's. On December 29, 1835, the Cherokees signed a controversial treaty surrendering their lands here to the U.S. Government. A short time later, Cherokee County was created on January 9, 1836 for part of St. Clair County. By the end of 1838, the Cherokee Indians that remained in the county were forcibly removed and sent west on the Trail of Tears. Cherokee County once extended all the way to Black Creek near Gadsden until that land became part of Etowah County when that county was established in 1866. Even today Cherokee County's 599.95 square miles are dotted with reminders of the Cherokee Indians in the names of the rivers and places.
Erected by Cherokee County Historical Society.
Location. 34° 9.158′ N, 85° 40.73′ W. Marker is in Centre, Alabama, in Cherokee County. Marker is on Cedar Bluff Road (State Road 283) north of West Main Street (Business U.S. 411), in the median. Touch for map. Markers are located at the back of the courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Centre AL 35960, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cherokee County Courthouse
Cherokee County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Angela Nichols
2. Cherokee County Courthouse Marker
(here, next to this marker); Jordan Big Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Cherokee County Historical Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Turkey Town Council Site (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Garrett Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Pathkiller - Childers - Garrett Ferry (approx. 0.9 miles away); Leesburg (approx. 5 miles away); Tennessee, Alabama & Georgia Railway (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Centre.
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 10, 2018, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 10, 2018, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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