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Cherokee County, Alabama




Cherokee County, Alabama, is situated in the north east part of the state, and contains about 600 square miles. It's surface is hilly, and in some parts rough; soil, fertile, bordering the streams. Capital, Jefferson. There were in 1840, neat cattle 8,159, sheep 783, swine 83,083, wheat 22,004 bushels produced, Indian corn 318,365, oats 30,449, potatoes 11,323, tobacco 53,307 pounds, cotton 1,383,633; 17 stores, capital $71,700; 8 tanneries, 8 distilleries, 15 grist mills, 10 saw mills. Capital in manufactures, $11,800. 2 schools with 52 scholars. Population: whites 7,652, slaves 1,112, free colored 9; total, 8,773.


Source: A Complete Descriptive And Statistical Gazetteer Of The United States Of America, By Daniel Haskel, A. M and J. Calvin Smith, Published By Sherman & Smith, 1843


Centre is the present day County Seat.



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Georgia Neighboring Counties Chattooga County Floyd County Polk County Walker County
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