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Cherokee County Alabama

Cherokee County Alabama Map

Cherokee County Alabama Map

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.

Cherokee County Alabama Cities:

Centre, Alabama

Piedmont, Alabama

Cherokee County Alabama Towns:

Cedar Bluff, Alabama

Collinsville, Alabama

Gaylesville, Alabama

Leesburg, Alabama

Sand Rock, Alabama

Cherokee County Alabama Communities:

Broomtown, Alabama

Spring Garden, Alabama

Billy Goat Hill, Alabama

Bluffton, Alabama

Congo, Alabama

Forney, Alabama

Hopewell, Alabama

Little River, Alabama

McCord Crossroads, Alabama

Rock Run, Alabama

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Cherokee County

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Rock Run: 34.027778, -85.495278
Bluffton Alabama: 34.006944, -85.440000
Turkey Town: 34.136111, -85.691667
Turkey Town: 34.136111, -85.691667
Collinsville, Alabama: 34.265432, -85.861523
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Bluffton Alabama

Bluffton Alabama
Bluffton was founded as a mining community in 1888. In 1890, Bluffton was home to approximately 8,000 residents. The Bluffton Land, Ore and Furnace Company operated an iron mine in the area, and was also responsible for building the Signal Hotel, which at one point hosted Rudyard Kipling. The Signal Hotel was the first structure in Cherokee County with electric lights. Bluffton had one newspaper, the Bluffton Mascot, and was home to a Methodist Episcopal church and Salem Baptist Church, which is still in use today. Bluffton was also the planned site of a college, The University of the Southland. A groundbreaking took place on April 24, 1889, but the college was never built. Besides the iron mines, Bluffton was home to a water works system, school, post office, and Cherokee County's first electrical generating plant. Even so, Bluffton's ore fields did not meet the expectations of their investors and higher grade iron was available closer to Birmingham. Commercial businesses began to fail, and Bluffton soon came to be considered a ghost town.

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Collinsville, Alabama

Collinsville, Alabama

Collinsville was once the land of the Cherokees.  Chief Big Will, a red-headed Indian chief, the son of a British agent to the Indians and a Cherokee squaw, left this area his name forever.  In his memory, Little Wills Valley is named and Little Wills Creek, both the north branch and the south branch, which meander across Little Wills Valley and through the town of Collinsville.  To the west lies Sand Mountain and to the east Lookout Mountain.  Westward through the gap in the ridge lies Big Wills Valley, also named in memory of Chief Big Will, and in Big Wills Valley, Little Wills Creek merges with Big Wills Creek and together they flow into the Coosa River.

Credit: www.collinsvillealabama.net/history.htm

The town is located in the Little Wills Valley, between Lookout Mountain to the east and the smaller Big Ridge to the west.

Jesse James was the younger brother of Alexander Franklin "Frank" James.  He is rumored to have hidden out in various locations in the northern part of the state near Gadsden in Etowah County, near Guntersville in Marshall County, and Mentone in DeKalb County.

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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.

Rock Run Furnace Foundations

Rock Run Furnace Foundations

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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.
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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.

 

 

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