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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Alabama|Alabama]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[{{PAGENAME}}|Cherokee County]]''  
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Guide to '''Cherokee County, Alabama ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Click|Image:AL_ORP.png|Alabama Online Genealogy Records}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Cherokee County
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| state = Alabama
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| founded year = 1836
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| founded date = January 9
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| seat = Centre
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| building image = Cherokee County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
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| building address =  Cherokee County Courthouse<br>100 Main Street,<br>Centre, AL 35960<br>Phone:(256) 927-3637<br>[http://www.cherokeecounty-al.gov/ '''County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information ===
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==== Cherokee County, Alabama Record Dates  ====
  
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| bgcolor="#cccc99" width="100%" colspan="6" align="center" | '''Dates for major county records'''
 
 
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Cherokee County, Alabama#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 13-28. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Cherokee County, Alabama#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
 
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Cherokee County, Alabama#Death|Death]]'''</center>
 
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Cherokee County, Alabama#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
 
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Cherokee County, Alabama#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
 
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Cherokee County, Alabama#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
 
 
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1899</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cherokee County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1882</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cherokee County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1908</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cherokee County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1865</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cherokee County, Alabama Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1882</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Cherokee County, Alabama Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1882<center/>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cherokee County, Alabama Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
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| bgcolor="#99d6ff" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates, try...[[Cherokee County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Cherokee County, Alabama#Newspapers|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Cherokee County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] &#124; [[Cherokee County, Alabama#Parent_County|Parent County]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1899
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1882
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1882
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1882
 
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{{ALinfobox|Cherokee|1836|January 9|Centre}}
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
  
[[Image:Cherokee County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px]] [http://www.cherokeecounty-al.gov/ Cherokee County Courthouse]<br>100 Main Street,<br>Centre, AL 35960<br>Phone:(256) 927-3637
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=== County Courthouse ===
  
 
Records burned in 1882 Probate Judge has marriage, probate, <br>land and military discharge records from 1882<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cherokee County p. 35. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
Records burned in 1882 Probate Judge has marriage, probate, <br>land and military discharge records from 1882<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cherokee County p. 35. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
== History  ==
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Alabama county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ "Rotating Formation Alabama County Boundary Maps"] (1799-1980) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1882 and 1895''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
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{{Fire}}Cherokee County had destructive courthouse fires in 1882 and 1895. See ''Research in Alabama: A Genealogical Guide&nbsp;'' page 25 for suggested alternative sources to overcome this loss.<ref>Marilyn Davis Barefield, ''Researching in Alabama: a Genealogical Guide'' (Birmingham, Alabama : Birmingham Public Library, 1998), 25. {{WorldCat|42306439|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|817729|item|disp=FHL Book 976.1 D27b 1998}}.</ref><br><br>
 
 
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
 
  
*[[Burned Counties Research|Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki]]
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
 
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Calhoun County, Alabama|Calhoun]]  
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*[[Calhoun County, Alabama Genealogy|Calhoun]]  
*[[Chattooga County, Georgia|Chattooga County, Georgia]]  
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*[[Chattooga County, Georgia Genealogy|Chattooga County, Georgia]]  
*[[Cleburne County, Alabama|Cleburne]]  
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*[[Cleburne County, Alabama Genealogy|Cleburne]]  
*[[DeKalb County, Alabama|DeKalb]]  
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*[[DeKalb County, Alabama Genealogy|DeKalb]]  
*[[Etowah County, Alabama|Etowah]]  
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*[[Etowah County, Alabama Genealogy|Etowah]]  
*[[Floyd County, Georgia|Floyd County, Georgia]]  
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*[[Floyd County, Georgia Genealogy|Floyd County, Georgia]]  
*[[Polk County, Georgia|Polk County, Georgia]]
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*[[Polk County, Georgia Genealogy|Polk County, Georgia]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=21322 Arrington Chapel Cemetery]
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{{AL Cemeteries Intro|Cherokee}}
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/al/cherokee/cemeteries/bethel.txt Bethel Church Cemetery]
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*[http://www.interment.net/data/us/al/cherokee/blackoak.htm Black Oak Cemetery]
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*[http://www.google.com/search?q=Broomtown+Cemetery+Cherokee+County+Alabama&rls=com.microsoft:*&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active Broomtown Cemetery]
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*[http://www.google.com/search?q=broomtown-clark+family+cemetery+cherokee+county+alabama&rls=com.microsoft:*&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active Broomtown-Clark Family Cemetery]  
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Cherokee, Alabama''' online and in print</center>
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,136850,n,cedar%20bluff%20cemetery.cfm Cedar Bluff Cemetery]  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/al/cherokee/cemeteries/bankson.txt Cedar Bluff-Bankston Cemetery]  
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/al/cherokee/cemeteries/weavers.txt Centre-Weaver's Cemetery]  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/al/cherokee/cemeteries/davis.txt Davis Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=1413181 Goshen Valley Cemetery]  
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*[http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=3&GScnty=35&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/al/cherokee/cemeteries/hendersonhill.txt Henderson Hill Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/al/cherokee/cemeteries/moseley.txt Jamestown-Moseley Cemetery]
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*[http://www.algw.org/cherokee/ ALGenWeb]
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=23921 Lawrence/Demaris Cemetery]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2323119 Lebanon Church of Christ Cemetery]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/cherokee/cemetery.htm ALGenWeb Archives]
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,161879,n,taylors%20chapel%20cemetery.cfm Piedmont-Taylor's Chapel Cemetery]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=199032 Salem Baptist Church Cemetery]  
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/alabama/al-cherokee.htm Tombstone Project]
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,136981,n,sheepskin%20cemetery.cfm Sandy Springs-Sheepskin Cemetery]  
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*[http://www.google.com/search?q=sardis+hill+baptist+church+cemetery+cherokee+county+alabama&rls=com.microsoft:*&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active Sardis Hill Baptist Church Cemetery]
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*[http://Alabamagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=10 Alabama Gravestones]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*{{FHL|395982|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Cherokee+Alabama&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=3&CScnty=35 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Alabama&county=Cherokee&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Cherokee-county-Alabama-cemetery-records.htm Alabama Cemeteries]
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The following web site has additional information on Cherokee county cemeteries.
  
*''Cemetery Inscriptions Cherokee County, Alabama.'' 1964. Digital version at {{FSbook|211677}} - free. Includes Alexander Cemetery, Arrington Chapel Cemetery, Barnard Cemetery, Bethel Methodist Cemetery, Black Oak Church Cemetery, Cedar Hill Methodist Cemetery, Coffey Cemetery, Cothran Cemetery, Daniel Cemetery, Davis Chapel Cemetery, Dixon Chapel Cemetery, Goshen Cemetery, Hebron Methodist Cemetery, Hopewell Cemetery, Hopewell Advent Cemetery, Hunt's (or Brocks) Chapel Cemetery, Jamestown Cemetery, Kirks Grove Cemetery, Lebanon Church Cemetery, Lebanon Church Cemetery, Mackey Cemetery, McElrath Cemetery, Moshat Baptist Cemetery, Noah Baptist Cemetery, Mt. Lookout Cemetery, Mt. Olive Church Cemetery, Mt. Olive Church Cemetery, Mt. Zion Wesleyan Methodist Cemetery, Nazareth Church Cemetery, New Bethel Church Cemetery, Parker Grove Cemetery, Pleasant Hill Methodist Cemetery, Pleasant Hill Baptist Cemetery, Pratt Cemetery, Pleasant Valley Baptist Cemetery, Providence Baptist Cemetery, Salem Church Cemetery, Sand Rock Methodist Cemetery, Sardis Hill Missionary Baptist Cemetery, Sheppard Cemetery, Shiloh Baptist Cemetery, Smith Cemetery, Starling Cemetery, Story Cemetery, Tracy Cemetery, Tuckers Chapel Cemetery, Union Hill Methodist Cemetery, Weaver Cemetery, Welcome Hill Baptist Cemetery, and Yellow Creek Baptist Cemetery.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/AL/Cherokee.htm Interment.net] Alabama cemetery records by county.
  
*''Cemetery Records: Barbour County with Cherokee &amp; Lawrence Counties Alabama, Vol. 3.'' 1966. Digital version at {{FSbook|185619}} - free. Includes Pleasant Hill Methodist Church Cemetery (Leesburg, Ala.).
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*{{FSbook|185619}} ''Cemetery Records: Barbour County with Cherokee &amp; Lawrence Counties Alabama, Vol. 3.'' 1966. Includes Pleasant Hill Methodist Church Cemetery (Leesburg, Ala.).
  
Additional Cherokee County cemeteries are included in ''Alabama Cemetery Records'' {{FSbook|185672|disp=Vol. 6}} at FamilySearch Books Online - free.  
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*{{FSbook|185672|disp=Alabama Cemetery Records Vol. 6}} may have additional Cherokee County cemeteries.
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*{{FSbook|211677}} ''Cemetery Inscriptions Cherokee County, Alabama.'' 1964.
  
 
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|2000 | 23988
 
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|2010 | 25989
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'''State Census'''
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*'''1866''' - {{RecordSearch|1915987|Alabama State Census, 1866}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
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{{AL Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
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==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
  
To place a grant or deed on a map within context of {{PAGENAME}} see:<br>
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{{AL Land Intro}}
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To place a grant or deed on a map within context of {{PAGENAME}} see:<br>  
  
 
*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 [http://www.historygeo.com/maplib/prjs/AL HistoryGeo.com] ($). Website includes free surname index. {{FHL|1454523|item|disp=FHL Book 976.165 E7bg}}.
 
*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 [http://www.historygeo.com/maplib/prjs/AL HistoryGeo.com] ($). Website includes free surname index. {{FHL|1454523|item|disp=FHL Book 976.165 E7bg}}.
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{AL History Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ Maps of Alabama (1799-1980)]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
 
==== &nbsp;Military&nbsp;  ====
 
==== &nbsp;Military&nbsp;  ====
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:- [[4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Russell's)|4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Russell's)]], Company B  
 
:- [[4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Russell's)|4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Russell's)]], Company B  
:- [[7th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|7th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C
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:- [[7th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|7th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C  
 
:- [[19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company D (Jake Curry Guards)  
 
:- [[19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company D (Jake Curry Guards)  
 
:- [[19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company E (Cherokee Guards)  
 
:- [[19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company E (Cherokee Guards)  
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:- [[19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company I (Cherokee Rangers)  
 
:- [[19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company I (Cherokee Rangers)  
 
:- [[22nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|22nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company D  
 
:- [[22nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|22nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company D  
:- [[31st Regiment, Alabama Infantry|31st Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A and C
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:- [[31st Regiment, Alabama Infantry|31st Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A and C  
 
:- [[47th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|47th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company E  
 
:- [[47th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|47th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company E  
:- [[48th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|48th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company H  
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:- [[48th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|48th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company H
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'''''Online Records'''''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932389|Alabama Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932139|Alabama Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1907, 1921, 1927''' - {{RecordSearch|2487274|Alabama, Census of Confederate Veterans, 1907, 1921, 1927}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
  
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==== Newspapers  ====
  
<br>{{Alabama Conf}}
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{{AL Newspaper abstracts|Cherokee}}  
  
==== Newspapers ====
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==== Probate Records ====
  
==== Probate Records ====
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{{AL Probate Intro}}
  
:*'''1830-1976''' - {{PAGENAME}} Probate Records, 1830-1976 at {{RecordSearch|1978117|FamilySearch}} - free.
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1753 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8799 Alabama Wills and Probate Records 1753-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1809 – 1985''' {{RecordSearch|1925446|Alabama Probate Records, 1809-1985}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{AL Tax Intro}}
  
 
:*'''1865-1866''' - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1264 Ancestry] ($). Cherokee County is in District 3.
 
:*'''1865-1866''' - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1264 Ancestry] ($). Cherokee County is in District 3.
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{AL Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/al-vital-records/ How to order Alabama Vital Records]
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===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
  
 
:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
 
:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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:*'''1881 – 1930''' {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
  
:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete. - free
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:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
  
:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080  ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
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:*'''1821–1824, 1826–1837, 1841–1846, 1849, 1861, 1865–1872, 1874–1891, 1895–1898, 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears. <br>
  
:*'''1821–1824, 1826–1837, 1841–1846, 1849, 1861, 1865–1872, 1874–1891, 1895–1898, 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears. <br>
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:*'''1836–1896''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"]at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women. <br>
  
:*'''1836–1896''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192  "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"]at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women. <br>
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:*'''1882-1930''' - Cherokee County Marriage Books A and C thru G Index 1882-1930 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igialabama.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/8/8d/Igialabama.pdf]].</ref>
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:*'''1809 – 1950''' {{RecordSearch|1743384|Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index/images
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:*'''1816 – 1957''' {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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:*'''1800 – 1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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:*'''1809 1920''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 Alabama Marriages, 1809-1920 (Selected Counties)] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
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:*'''1881–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.<br>
 
:*'''1881–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.<br>
  
:*'''1908–1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 ''Index to Deaths recorded by the state of Alabama''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. The index includes name of the deceased, county of death, date of death, and the state certificate number (volume and page).<br>
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:*'''1908–1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 ''Index to Deaths recorded by the state of Alabama''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. The index includes name of the deceased, county of death, date of death, and the state certificate number (volume and page).<br>
  
 
:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
 
:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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:*'''1881 – 1952''' {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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:*'''1908 – 1974''' {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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:*'''1881 – 1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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:*'''1908 – 1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 Alabama Deaths,
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:*'''1908-59'''] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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'''Cherokee County Historical Society'''<br>
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101 East Main St. <br>
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Centre, AL<br> 
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35960<br>
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[http://www.cherokeecountyhistory.com Website]<br>
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'''Northeast Alabama Genealogical Society'''<br>
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P. O. Box 8268<br>
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Gadsden, AL<br>
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35902<br>
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Publication Northeast Alabama Settlers [http://www.neags.com Website]<br>
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[http://www.algw.org/cherokee/ Website] <br>
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'''Cherokee County Historical Museum'''<br>
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101 East Main St<br>
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Centre, AL<br>
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35960<br>
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[http://www.museumatcentre.com Website]
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'''Cherokee Cherokee County Public Library'''<br>
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256-972-5838 <br>
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[http://www.cheaharegionallibrary.org Website]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/al-society-archive/ List of Alabama Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/cherokee.htm CHEROKEE COUNTY TABLE OF CONTENTS]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/cherokee/census.htm CHEROKEE COUNTYCENSUS RECORDS]
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*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/AL/Cherokee/ Cherokee Co. AL]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/roots-1/usa/al.html United States Resources: Alabama]
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*[http://www.algw.org/ Al Gen Web]
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==== '''Family History Centers'''<br> ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]<br>
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]<br>
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[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp Family History Centre Locator] <br><br>
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/cherokee-county/ Cherokee County, AL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/cherokee.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/cherokee.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
 
*[http://www.algw.org/cherokee/ Cherokee County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
 
*[http://www.algw.org/cherokee/ Cherokee County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Cherokee|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Cherokee|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/cherokee-county-alabama-bible-records.htm Cherokee County, Alabama Bible Records]  
 
*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/cherokee-county-alabama-bible-records.htm Cherokee County, Alabama Bible Records]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Cherokee/ Cherokee County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Cherokee/ Cherokee County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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Latest revision as of 21:21, 28 February 2017

United States 
Alabama
Cherokee County

Guide to Cherokee County, Alabama ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Cherokee County, Alabama
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 9, 1836
County Seat Centre
Courthouse
Cherokee County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Address Cherokee County Courthouse
100 Main Street,
Centre, AL 35960
Phone:(256) 927-3637
County Website


County Information

Cherokee County, Alabama Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1899 1882 1830 1882 1882

County Courthouse

Records burned in 1882 Probate Judge has marriage, probate,
land and military discharge records from 1882[2]

History

Parent County

1836--Cherokee County was created 9 January 1836 from the Cherokee Cession of 1835.
County seat: Centre [3]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Alabama county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Alabama County Boundary Maps" (1799-1980) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

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Cherokee County had destructive courthouse fires in 1882 and 1895. See Research in Alabama: A Genealogical Guide  page 25 for suggested alternative sources to overcome this loss.[4]

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biography

Biographies of many notable residents of Cherokee County, Alabama Genealogy were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Begins on page 635.

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Cherokee, Alabama online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Alabama Cemeteries for more information

The following web site has additional information on Cherokee county cemeteries.

  • FamilySearch Books Online Cemetery Records: Barbour County with Cherokee & Lawrence Counties Alabama, Vol. 3. 1966. Includes Pleasant Hill Methodist Church Cemetery (Leesburg, Ala.).

Census

For tips on accessing Cherokee County, Alabama Genealogy census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Cherokee County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1840 8,773
1850 13,884 58.3%
1860 18,360 32.2%
1870 11,132 −39.4%
1880 19,108 71.6%
1890 20,459 7.1%
1900 21,096 3.1%
1910 20,226 −4.1%
1920 20,862 3.1%
1930 20,219 −3.1%
1940 19,928 −1.4%
1950 17,634 −11.5%
1960 16,303 −7.5%
1970 15,606 −4.3%
1980 18,760 20.2%
1990 19,543 4.2%
2000 23,988 22.7%
2010 25,989 8.3%
Sources: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml.  through 1960

State Census

Church Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Alabama denominations, view the Alabama Church Records wiki page.

Court Records

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Alabama Land and Property for additional information about early Alabama land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

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.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Cherokee County, Alabama Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Alabama Local Histories.

Maps

 Military 

Civil War

Civil War service men from Cherokee County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Cherokee County.

- 4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Russell's), Company B
- 7th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C
- 19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D (Jake Curry Guards)
- 19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E (Cherokee Guards)
- 19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company F (Davis Guards)
- 19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company G (Cherokee Mountaineers) 
- 19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H (Cherokees)
- 19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company I (Cherokee Rangers)
- 22nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D
- 31st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A and C
- 47th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E
- 48th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H

Online Records

Newspapers

Finding More Alabama Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Cherokee County, Alabama Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Probate Records

Probate records are held by the Cherokee County, Alabama Genealogy Probate Court. Most records are housed at the Cherokee County, Alabama Genealogy Courthouse. Many records are on microfilm at the Family History Library.

See the wiki page Alabama Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their places of residence.

Record types: Wills, dower records, personal property sales, settlement records, orphans’ records, and bonds.

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Alabama tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Alabama Taxation.

  • 1865-1866 - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry ($). Cherokee County is in District 3.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Alabama State Department of Health , the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online.

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Alabama. See also How to order Alabama Vital Records


Birth
Marriage
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry– ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1821–1824, 1826–1837, 1841–1846, 1849, 1861, 1865–1872, 1874–1891, 1895–1898, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry– ($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears.
  • 1836–1896 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"at Ancestry– ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women.


Death
  • 1881–1974 Index to Deaths and Burials at Ancestry– ($); Index. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.

Voting Registers

Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.  Cherokee County has one book.

Societies and Libraries

Cherokee County Historical Society
101 East Main St.
Centre, AL
35960
Website

Northeast Alabama Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 8268
Gadsden, AL
35902
Publication Northeast Alabama Settlers Website
Website

Cherokee County Historical Museum
101 East Main St
Centre, AL
35960
Website

Cherokee Cherokee County Public Library
256-972-5838
Website


Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Family History Centre Locator

Web Sites

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 13-28. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. 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.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Marilyn Davis Barefield, Researching in Alabama: a Genealogical Guide (Birmingham, Alabama : Birmingham Public Library, 1998), 25. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Book 976.1 D27b 1998.
  5. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/8/8d/Igialabama.pdf.