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Administrative Center
.................................................................. Location:
260 Cedar Bluff Rd.
Centre, AL 35960
.................................................................. Hours:
8:00 am to 4:00pm
Monday ~ Friday

................................................................. Contact:
Probate Judge Office
260 Cedar Bluff Road
Suite 101
Centre, AL 35960 Phone: 256-927-3363
Fax: 256-927-9218

Department of Motor Vehicles
260 Cedar Bluff Road
Suite 100
Centre, AL 35960 Phone: 256-927-3654
Fax: 256-927-6747
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History

379px-Map_of_Alabama_highlighting_Cherokee_County.svg Cherokee County was established by European Americans on January 9, 1836. The county was created on territory of  the Cherokee Nation in the nineteenth century, which had encompassed an area of the southern Appalachians, including northeastern Alabama and parts of adjacent present-day Georgia, Tennessee, and North and South Carolina. The Cherokee were forceably removed by the US government in what was known as the Trail of Tears in 1838. Cherokee County was created by the Alabama legislature on 1836 January 9 following the Treaty of New Echota, 1835 December 29 which was never accepted by the elected tribal leadership or a majority of the Cherokee people because it was signed by a group lacking the authority to sign any documents on behalf of the tribe and despite a tribal law forbidding anyone to sign such a treaty.
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