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Welcome to Centre ...

The city of Centre is located in Cherokee County<1> and is the County Seat for Cherokee County.

The location of Centre has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Centre has a population of 3,542 people<3> (see below for details).

Centre is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Note: If you travel east from Centre (for example, toward Cave Spring (GA)), you will soon leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Area codes for Centre: (256) and (938)<5>

The ZIP code for Centre: 35960<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Centre had an population of 3,542 people. This is an increase of 1.52% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.14% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Centre had a population of 3,489 people (or 13.42% of the total population of Cherokee County). This makes Centre the county's most populous community.

The population of Centre represents 0.07% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 128th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,489 people, the population of Centre increased 8.49% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,216 people).

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

Communities Also Named Centre ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Centre - they are located in California, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi (2), Nova Scotia, Ontario, Pennsylvania (2) and Vermont.

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

Communities near Centre ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Centre.

  • Piedmont [Calhoun County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piedmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piedmont
    • Piedmont [Calhoun County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the south of Centre
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,535 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piedmont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piedmont<8>
  • Hokes Bluff [Etowah County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hokes Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hokes Bluff
    • Hokes Bluff [Etowah County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Centre
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,257 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hokes Bluff
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hokes Bluff<8>
  • Collinsville [DeKalb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collinsville
    • Collinsville [DeKalb County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northwest of Centre
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,009 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collinsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collinsville<8>
  • Cedar Bluff [Cherokee County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Bluff
    • Cedar Bluff [Cherokee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Centre
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,823 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Bluff
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Bluff<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cave Spring [Floyd County]
    • Leesburg [Cherokee County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leesburg
      • Leesburg [Cherokee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the west of Centre
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,013 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leesburg<8>
    • Etna [Polk County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Etna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Etna
      • Etna [Polk County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Centre
      • Estimated population in 2019: 902 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Etna
    • Sand Rock [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Rock
      • Sand Rock [Cherokee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the northwest of Centre
      • Estimated population in 2019: 569 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Rock
    • Gaylesville [Cherokee County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gaylesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaylesville
      • Gaylesville [Cherokee County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Centre
      • Estimated population in 2019: 141 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaylesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaylesville<8>
    • Coloma [Cherokee County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coloma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coloma
      • Coloma [Cherokee County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Centre

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Centre. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Centre.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Centre. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Centre.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Centre. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Centre.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Centre ...

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

In addition to the Tourism page for Centre, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Centre.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Cherokee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Cherokee, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Centre.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Centre - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).
<6>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 city (such as Centre). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Centre or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Centre) 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 Centre. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Centre

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Centre. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1552, Longitude: -85.6705       In this case, the coordinates for Centre have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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