Cherokee County

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Cherokee County is named for the Cherokee Native American people.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – DeKalb County

E – Chattooga County, Georgia, Floyd County, Georgia and Polk County, Georgia

S – Cleburne County and Calhoun County

W – Etowah County


Created:  January 9, 1836                                                          Map of Alabama highlighting Cherokee County

County Seat:

Cedar Bluff  1836 – 1844

Centre         1844 – present


County Courthouse – Centre


Location:  100 Main Street / Cedar Bluff Road

Built:  1936 – 1937

Style:  Federal

Architect:  Paul W Hofferbert

Contractor:  Duke Stickney Company


Description:  The building faces south and  is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Centre. The south front has a small projecting section at the recessed entrance on the first story. Above the second story windows is a clock. The east and west wings are lower. On the north side is an addition. The roof line is flat. The building houses the County Circuit Court and the County District Court of the 7th Judicial District. On the south side of the building is the one story Administration Building.


History:  The county was created in 1836 and Cedar Bluff was designated as the county seat. The first courthouse was located in Cedar Bluff. The county seat was moved to Centre in 1844 and the second courthouse was erected. The courthouse burned in 1882. The third courthouse was erected and burned in 1895. The fourth courthouse was constructed by S C House & Wolsongrat in 1896. The fifth and present courthouse was constructed in 1936 to 1937,




County Courthouse – Centre
















County Administration – Centre




Photos taken 2010