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Cherokee County is located in Northeast Alabama, sharing a border with Georgia. The county's location puts it two hours or less from cities such as Atlanta, Birmingham, Chattanooga, and Huntsville and less than seven hours from ports in Charleston (SC), Savannah (GA), Jacksonville (FL), and Mobile (AL). View the map room.


Cherokee County has a good network of federal and state highways and is close to Interstate 59, which runs north of the county line and Interstate 20 which runs 40 minutes to the south of the county line. The county's transportation system also includes a new regional airport that has a 5,500-foot-long runway. Cherokee County is within 2 ½ hours from the International Intermodal Center in Huntsville, and close to Norfolk Southern intermodal rail facilities in Alabama and Georgia. Learn more about the county's transportation.


Cherokee County's total population increased by 8.34% between the 2000 and 2010 census. At the time of the 2010 census there was an estimated 25,989 residents in the county. View more demographics.


Cherokee County is within the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) service area, which provides electricity to the county through a local cooperative. Gas, water and telecommunications are provided by local companies. Learn more about the county's utility providers.

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