During the Civil War, Cherokee County Alabama was a center of iron manufacturing. The famous Cherokee chief Pathkiller, who led the Cherokee in the Creek War of 1813-14, lived in Turkeytown, near the present-day town of Centre.
Centre Alabama is the home of beautiful Weiss Lake, 33,000 acres of blue water know as “The Crappie Capitol Of The World,” located in Cherokee County, in the very center of the county.
The Legend Of Bell Tree Smith Credits: Taken From: The Gadsden Times, Gadsden, AL 1920 Written By: The Gadsden Times, by Will I. Martin. While the writer was driving through Rock Run the other day he recalled the story of Bell Tree Smith, a fantastic character who flourished in Cherokee county back in the nineties […]
Ft. Likens Fort Likens was established at Barry Springs in northern Cherokee County. All Cherokee Indians including men, women and children living in the area surrounding the fort would have been rounded up and held there until they were sent to Fort Payne. Ft. Likens housed the federal troops responsible for rounding up the Cherokees on […]