Cherokee County, Alabama Records

Cherokee County, Alabama (Map It) was created on January 9, 1836 from the Creek Cession of 1835. Cherokee county was named for the Cherokee Indians, who ceded the land that now comprises the county to the Federal government by the treaty of New Echota, December 29, 1835.

Cherokee County is bordered by DeKalb County (north), Chattooga County, Georgia (northeast), Floyd County, Georgia (east), Polk County, Georgia (southeast), Cleburne County (south), Calhoun County (south), Etowah County (west)

Cherokee County Cities and Towns include Cedar Bluff, Centre (County seat), Collinsville, Gaylesville, Leesburg, Piedmont, Sand Rock.

A Map of Cherokee County, Alabama contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries. There is a collection of old Alabama maps at

Cherokee County, Alabama Courthouse Records

Cherokee County, Alabama Courthouse
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Cherokee County, AL Courthouse

The Cherokee County Courthouse is located in Centre, Alabama. For the first ten years, the residents of Cherokee County quarrelled over the location of a county seat. In 1837, the AL legislature authorized the seat of county government to be established at Cedar Bluff. In 1844 an election was held and the county seat was moved to the town of Centre. There was record loss due to a courthouse fire in 1882 and 1895.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Cherokee county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.

Cherokee County, Alabama Census Records

Cherokee County, Alabama Vital Records

Cherokee County, Alabama Resources

Cherokee County, Alabama External Links

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