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|Cherokee County, Alabama|
Location in the state of Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
|Founded||January 9, 1836|
Cherokee County Courthouse
100 Main Street,
Centre, AL 35960
Records burned in 1882 Probate Judge has marriage, probate,
land and military discharge records from 1882
1836--Cherokee County was created 9 January 1836 from the Cherokee Cession of 1835.
County seat: Centre 
1882 and 1895 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
- Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki
- Michael John Neill, Burned Counties in Family History Circle
- Arrington Chapel Cemetery
- Bethel Church Cemetery
- Black Oak Cemetery
- Broomtown Cemetery
- Broomtown-Clark Family Cemetery
- Cedar Bluff Cemetery
- Cedar Bluff-Bankston Cemetery
- Centre-Weaver's Cemetery
- Davis Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery
- Goshen Valley Cemetery
- Henderson Hill Cemetery
- Jamestown-Moseley Cemetery
- Lawrence/Demaris Cemetery
- Lebanon Church of Christ Cemetery
- Piedmont-Taylor's Chapel Cemetery
- Salem Baptist Church Cemetery
- Sandy Springs-Sheepskin Cemetery
- Sardis Hill Baptist Church Cemetery
For tips on accessing Cherokee County, Alabama Genealogy census records online, see: Alabama Census.
|Cherokee County, Alabama|
|Sources: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml. through 1960|
Land and Property
To place a grant or deed on a map within context of Cherokee County, Alabama Genealogy see:
- Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Cherokee County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2007. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at HistoryGeo.com ($). Website includes free surname index. FHL Book 976.165 E7bg.
- Alabama, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865
- Alabama, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
- 1881-1930 - Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930 FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
- 1816-1957 - Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957 FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
- 1881-1952 - Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952 FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
- 1908-1974 - Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974 FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Cherokee County, Alabama Bible Records
- Cherokee County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- ↑ Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cherokee County p. 35. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).