• <span>New fishing</span>  opportunities to anglers

    New fishing opportunities to anglers

  • <span>Best Place</span>  to view the scenery

    Best Place to view the scenery

  • <span>A Great Place</span>  to relax

    A Great Place to relax

Welcome to Cherokee County

Welcome to Cherokee County, Alabama! Cherokee County is located in Northeast Alabama and is the home of the beautiful Weiss Lake. Weiss Lake is well known for its spectacular views and some of the world's best fishing. Cherokee County is the crown jewel of Northeast Alabama! 

Cherokee County was created by the Alabama legislature on January 9, 1836. It was named for the Cherokee Indians who ceded the land to the Federal government by the Treaty of New Echota, December 29, 1835. Cherokee County is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and encompasses 553 square miles. It is bordered on the north by DeKalb County, on the west by Etowah County, on the south by Calhoun and Cleburne Counties, and the east by Chattooga and Floyd Counties, GA.




***Temporary Bridge Closure***

The bridge over North Spring Creek on County Road 114 will be
closed on Monday September 8, 2014 for bridge deck repairs.
The bridge will remain closed for approximately 6 weeks, depending
on weather conditions.  

This bridge is located between County Road 41 and Alabama Highway 35.

We apologize in advance for this inconvenience. 
If you have any questions please contact the
Cherokee County Highway Department at (256) 927-5573.




 Special Called Meeting September 30                    @ 4:00 PM   *View Agenda*                               

October 14                    @ 10:00AM             

 October 27                    @ 5:00PM               


*Anyone who wishes to be placed on the meeting agenda must call the Commission Office

by noon on the Wednesday prior to the meeting. For questions concerning 

Commission meeting dates, times or location please contact the Cherokee County 

Commission Office at (256)927-3668.



  • Commerce Northeast Alabama

    Centrally located in the ABC Triangle of Atlanta, Birmingham and Chattanooga. Come see what Cherokee County can offer you.

  • Sport fishing

    Looking for some world class fishing. Look no further!  Come visit us today.

    • Crappie and Sunfish
    • Bass (Large, Redeye, Spotted)
    • Rainbow Trout
    • Catfish


  • AlertsCode Red Alert

    The CodeRED Emergency Notification System is a fast communication service allowing Cherokee County to notify citizens of an emergency situation. This service is free to all Cherokee County residents and businesses. Click to find out more.

  • Adventure Rock Village

    Looking for a fun family adventure?

    • Cherokee Rock Village is a 200-acre public park
    • Home to Native Americans from 8000 BC until 1838