|Cherokee County and the state of Alabama|
|• Mayor||Tony Wilkie|
|• 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)|
|• Density||289.7/sq mi (112.1/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0115902|
Centre is a city in Cherokee County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 3,273. 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).
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]
- John Ross, Cherokee leader
- John J. Pratt, inventor of the pterotype (1865), an early form of typewriter.
References[change | edit source]
- "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Geographic Comparison Table- Alabama". American Fact Finder. United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/GCTTable?_bm=y&-geo_id=04000US01&-_box_head_nbr=GCT-PH1&-ds_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U&-format=ST-7. Retrieved 12 January 2010.