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Centre, Alabama

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Welcome to Centre ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Centre has a population of 3,498 people<1> (see below for details).

Centre is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<2>.

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) & (938)<3>

The ZIP code for Centre: 35960<4>

Population Details ...

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 (with a count of 3,216 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Centre had an population of 3,498 people. This is an increase of 0.26% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.77% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Centre ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Centre and not the distance if you drove it.<5>.

Community   2017
Cedar Bluff   [Map]   1,798   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Collinsville   [Map]   1,969   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Coloma - Historic   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Gaylesville   [Map]   142   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hokes Bluff   [Map]   4,269   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Howells Crossroads   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

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 Centre. 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 Centre. 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 Centre. Our list includes 8 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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.

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) Centre. 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.

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RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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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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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Centre.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Centre - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).

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<4>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).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Centre. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Centre

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Centre. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1552, Longitude: -85.6705     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Centre have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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