“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Centre, Alabama

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Centre is the county seat for Cherokee County
Centre is in Cherokee County
      Cherokee County (45)  
      Calhoun County (88)  
      Cleburne County (2)  
      DeKalb County (32)  
      Etowah County (37)  
      Chattooga County, Georgia (10)  
      Floyd County, Georgia (43)  
      Polk County, Georgia (24)  
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1Alabama, Cherokee County, Centre — Cherokee County
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 . . . Map (db m133321) HM
2Alabama, Cherokee County, Centre — Cherokee County Courthouse
The current courthouse is the fourth to be built on this site. The first courthouse, constructed of brick in 1849, burned in 1882. A second brick courthouse was built that year and it only lasted 13 years before it burned in 1895. The third brick . . . Map (db m114838) HM
3Alabama, Cherokee County, Centre — Cherokee County Historical Museum
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 . . . Map (db m114745) HM
4Alabama, Cherokee County, Centre — Cherokee County Veterans War Memorial
In honor of those men and women who fought for the cause of freedom and in memory of those who paid the ultimate price and or did not make it back home World War I • World War II • Korea • Vietnam • Desert Storm This war memorial . . . Map (db m197522) WM
5Alabama, Cherokee County, Centre — Cherokee County's Beginnings
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 . . . Map (db m114840) HM
6Alabama, Cherokee County, Centre — Garrett Cemetery
Final resting place of Chief Pathkiller (B. 1749 - D. 1827) who served as principal chief of the Cherokee Nation. Many prominent early settlers are also interred here including newspaper editor and publisher, Confederate infantry captain and . . . Map (db m114282) HM
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7Alabama, Cherokee County, Centre — Hatcher School1949-1969
Hatcher School was created as a result of the dreams and sacrifices of the people of the community. Black children in Centre had to travel to Cedar Bluff to attend school. The State purchased land and citizens of the community provided funding and . . . Map (db m133323) HM
8Alabama, Cherokee County, Centre — J.D. Jordan Jr. House
This house was built in 1846 by George Walden soon after the town of Centre was laid out. The house was occupied by Judge Wm. Lafayette Whitlock who was a lawyer, delegate to the 1861 Secession Convention and judge of the 12th judicial district. . . . Map (db m120047) HM
9Alabama, Cherokee County, Centre — John Johnathan Pratt
Inventor of the early typewriter—the pterotye. Born in 1831, Union Dist., S.C., died in 1905, grave 2 miles west. While registered in chancery and later editor of the National Democrat near this siteabout 1860, developed his first writing . . . Map (db m115571) HM
10Alabama, Cherokee County, Centre — Johnny's Creek Mill Hole — Congo Falls Park —
The McClung brothers, J.B. and Thomas, homesteaded land on Johhny's Creek in the 1800s. The two brothers harnessed power from water that flowed over the falls to operate a sawmill and grist mill. The McClung's two mills and blacksmith shop played . . . Map (db m212844) HM
11Alabama, Cherokee County, Centre — Jordan Big Store
Jordan Big Store has been placed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks & Heritage by the Alabama Historical Commission August 10, 2017Map (db m114746) HM
12Alabama, Cherokee County, Centre — Mose Hampton 1808-1885Early Black Leader and Inventor in Cherokee County
Mose Hampton bought his freedom prior to the Civil War. He was a builder, assisted in laying out and surveying the town of Centre, a minister in the Episcopal Methodist North, and an inventor. Mr. Hampton owned land in the vicinity of this marker on . . . Map (db m120046) HM
13Alabama, Cherokee County, Centre — Orville Estes Field
Dedicated on November 19, 1948 has been listed in the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage by the Alabama Historical Commission June 27, 2019Map (db m181355) HM
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14Alabama, Cherokee County, Centre — Pathkiller - Childers - Garrett Ferry
Cherokee Chief Pathkiller owned a ferry across the Coosa River at this location in the early 1820's. His home was a short distance on the east side of the river. Upon Pathkiller's death in 1827, John Ride, a prominent Cherokee gained a majority . . . Map (db m114281) HM
15Alabama, Cherokee County, Centre — Turkey Town Council Site
One mile south was an important Indian Council site from about 1707. Named for noted chief, the "Turkey". Here in October 1816, a council of Cherokees, Creeks, and Chickasaws met to settle boundaries and ratify a peace treaty. General Andrew . . . Map (db m114989) HM
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Jan. 27, 2023