Centre, Alabama

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Centre, Alabama
City
Location in Cherokee County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 34°9′33″N 85°40′29″W / 34.15917°N 85.67472°W / 34.15917; -85.67472Coordinates: 34°9′33″N 85°40′29″W / 34.15917°N 85.67472°W / 34.15917; -85.67472
Country United States
State Alabama
County Cherokee
Government
 • Type Mayor/Council
 • Mayor Tony Wilkie
Area
 • Total 11.1 sq mi (28.7 km2)
 • Land 11 sq mi (28.4 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 663 ft (202 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,216
 • Density 289.7/sq mi (112.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35960
Area code(s) 256
FIPS code 01-13648
GNIS feature ID 0115902

Centre is a city in Cherokee County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 3,273.[1] The city is the county seat of Cherokee County. It is part of the 'Gadsden, Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area'.

Geography[change | edit source]

Centre is located at 34°9'33.052" North, 85°40'29.071" West (34.159181, -85.674742)[2].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.1 square miles (29 km2). 11.0 square miles (28 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) is water.[3]

Education[change | edit source]

The Cherokee County Board of Education provides public education for Centre. Schools in Centre include Cherokee County High School, Cherokee County Career and Technology Center, Centre Middle School, and Centre Elementary School.

Media[change | edit source]

Radio Stations[change | edit source]

Newspaper[change | edit source]

  • Cherokee County Herald (weekly)
  • The Post (weekly)

Recreation[change | edit source]

Centre is located near Weiss Lake, a man-made reservoir and self-proclaimed "[Crappie] Capital of the World".

Notable residents[change | edit source]

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