Cherokee County's Beginnings

Cherokee County's Beginnings (HM25XZ)

Location: Centre, AL 35960 Cherokee County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 9.158', W 85° 40.73'

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This area had long been home to the Cherokee Indians and the first white settlers did not arrive until the early 1800's. On December 29, 1835, the Cherokees signed a controversial treaty surrendering their lands here to the U.S. Government. A short time later, Cherokee County was created on January 9, 1836 for part of St. Clair County. By the end of 1838, the Cherokee Indians that remained in the county were forcibly removed and sent west on the Trail of Tears. Cherokee County once extended all the way to Black Creek near Gadsden until that land became part of Etowah County when that county was established in 1866. Even today Cherokee County's 599.95 square miles are dotted with reminders of the Cherokee Indians in the names of the rivers and places.
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HM NumberHM25XZ
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Placed ByCherokee County Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, March 12th, 2018 at 10:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 621792 N 3779868
Decimal Degrees34.15263333, -85.67883333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 9.158', W 85° 40.73'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 9' 9.48" N, 85° 40' 43.8" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near AL-283, Centre AL 35960, US
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