Centre, Alabama

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Centre, Alabama
Location in Cherokee County and the state of Alabama
Location in Cherokee County and the state of Alabama
Country United States
State Alabama
County Cherokee
 • Type Mayor/Council
 • 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)
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 | change 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 | change 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 | change source]

Radio Stations[change | change source]

Newspaper[change | change source]

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

Recreation[change | change source]

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

Notable residents[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. http://www.bestplaces.net/city/profile.aspx?ccity=&city=Centre_AL
  2. "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. "Geographic Comparison Table- Alabama". American Fact Finder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 12 January 2010.