• <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.



Fiscal Year 2021 Transportation Plan 






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October 12, 2021 Tuesday 10:00 AM
October 25, 2021   5:00 PM



*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)
    • 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 Cherokee County

    Looking day of family fun?

    • Visit one of Cherokee County's public parks!