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Welcome to Cherokee County ...

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

The community of Centre is the Seat for Cherokee County.

Cherokee County was founded in 1836.

From the Census Estimates for 2019, <1> Cherokee had a population of 26,254 people. This is an increase of 1.02% since the last Census (which gave a population of 25,989 people in 2010).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cherokee represented 0.54% of the total population of Alabama.

Below are some of the communities located in Cherokee County:

  • Cedar Bluff
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast)
    • 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 is located in Cherokee County (AL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,829 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Bluff <3>
  • Centre
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centre
    • Centre is located in Cherokee County (AL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,616 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centre <3>
  • Gaylesville
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • 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 is located in Cherokee County (AL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 200 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaylesville <3>
  • Leesburg
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leesburg
    • Leesburg is located in Cherokee County (AL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,016 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leesburg <3>
  • Sand Rock
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Rock
    • Sand Rock is located in Cherokee County (AL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 674 people

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2010 Census and the next count will be for the 2020 Census.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>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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This page was last modified/updated: 19 Feb 2024