• <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.





The Cherokee County Highway Department would like to notify the public that a portion of County Road #17 near the bridges over Yellow Creek will be closing at 8:00 a.m. on Monday November 19, 2018 for bridge replacements.  During this bridge closure all traffic will be detoured except for local traffic only. The road will be closed at the intersection of County Road #70 on south end and Circle Drive on the north end. It is anticipated that these bridges will remain closed for approximately 4 months depending on weather conditions.  We apologize in advance for this inconvenience.  If you have any questions please contact the Cherokee County Highway Department at (256) 927-5573. 








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Commission Meeting Schedule  

December 24, 2018   No Meeting
January 14, 2019   10:00 AM
January 28, 2019   5:00 PM
February 11, 2019   10:00 AM
February 25, 2019   5:00 PM
March 11, 2019   10:00 AM
March 25, 2019   5:00 PM
April 8, 2019   10:00 AM
April 22, 2019   5:00 PM
May 13, 2019   10:00 AM
May 28, 2019 Tuesday 5:00 PM
June 10, 2019   10:00 AM
June 24, 2019   5:00 PM
July 8, 2019   10:00 AM
July 22, 2019   5:00 PM
August 12, 2019   10:00 AM
August 26, 2019   5:00 PM
September 9, 2019   10:00 AM
September 23, 2019   5:00 PM
October 15, 2019 Tuesday 10:00 AM
October 28, 2019   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!