Cherokee County Alabama
Cherokee County, Alabama population is 25,989. Its county seat is Centre, Alabama.
The county is named for the Cherokee Indian tribe.The area included in today’s Cherokee County for centuries had belonged to the Cherokee Nation of Native Americans. On December 29, 1835, however, Cherokee leaders signed the controversial Treaty of New Echota, agreeing to surrender their lands in return for new lands west of the Mississippi River.
Cherokee County is home to Weiss Lake and Little River Canyon.
Cities: Centre, Piedmont
Towns: Cedar Bluff, Collinsville, Gaylesville, Leesburg, Sand Rock
Communities: Broomtown, Spring Garden, Billy Goat Hill, Bluffton, Congo, Forney, Hopewell, Little River, McCord Crossroads, Rock Run.
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|Bluffton Alabama |
|Rock Run |
Rock Run is an unincorporated community in Cherokee County, Alabama, United States. Rock Run is located on County Route 29, 13.6 miles southeast of Centre.
Rock Run had its start as a mining community, and may have been named from a run on the rocks containing iron ore. According to another story, a settler climbing a hill dislodged a rock, and watching it roll down the hill, said "Look at that rock run!" A post office operated under the name Rock Run from 1883 to 1957.
|Turkey Town |
Turkey Town is a ghost town in Cherokee County, in the U.S. state of Alabama.
The community grew up around the Cherokee town Turkeytown. A post office called Turkey Town was established in 1828, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1861. The community was named after the village, which was named in honor of the Cherokee chief Little Turkey.