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Welcome to Cherokee ...
The town of Cherokee is located in Colbert County<1>.
When the people of Cherokee refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Cherokeean<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Cherokee has a population of 1,004 people<3> (see below for details).
Cherokee is 510 feet [155 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Cherokee lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Area codes for Cherokee: (256) and (938)<5>
The ZIP code for Cherokee: 35616<6>
We don't have a date for the establishment of Cherokee.
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cherokee had an population of 1,004 people. This is a decrease of 4.2% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 18.84% since the 2000 Census).
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 (which had a count of 1,237 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Cherokee.
Communities Also Named Cherokee ...
Using our Gazetteer, we 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.
Communities near Cherokee ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Cherokee.
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 Cherokee. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cherokee.
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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Cherokee.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cherokee. See our Newspapers 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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Cherokee, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cherokee.
Adding Cherokee to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Cherokee in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Cherokee was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Cherokee on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Cherokee.
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.
The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/
The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 01 Jun 2023