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Cherokee, Alabama

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Welcome to Cherokee ...

The town of Cherokee is located in Colbert County.

When the people of Cherokee refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Cherokeean<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Cherokee has a population of 1,014 people<2> (see below for details).

Cherokee is 510 feet [155 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Cherokee lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Cherokee: (256) and (938)<4>

The ZIP code for Cherokee: 35616<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cherokee had a population of 1,048 people. This makes Cherokee the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Cherokee represents 0.02% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 249th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,048 people, the population of Cherokee decreased 15.28% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 1,237 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Cherokee had an population of 1,014 people. This is a decrease of 3.24% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 18.03% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Cherokee.

Communities near Cherokee ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Cherokee and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<6>.

Community   2015
Caryton - Historic   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Florence   [Map]   40,026   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,706   E   18 miles [29 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,108   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,474   E   15 miles [24.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Cherokee.

Communities Also Named Cherokee ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 30 communities that are also named Cherokee - they are located in California (4), Georgia (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Maine, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina (2), Tennessee (3), Texas (2), Virginia, Washington, West Virginia (2), Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Cherokee.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cherokee. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cherokee. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cherokee.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Cherokee:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cherokee ...

Looking for more information about Cherokee? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Cherokee, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Cherokee.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Cherokee. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cherokee. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Cherokee refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Cherokee may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cherokee.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cherokee - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Cherokee.

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Cherokee). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Cherokee or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Cherokee. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cherokee) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cherokee. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cherokee

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cherokee. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7577, Longitude: -87.9670     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cherokee have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<7>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cherokee.


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