Created in 1836 from land held formerly by the Cherokee Indians, Cherokee County is situated in the northeast corner of Alabama, bordered by Georgia to the east. Within these pages, the county's rich and varied history is illuminated by vintage photographs, and its past is brought to life in the faces of its early settlers. The families of the Reverend Whitefield Anthony and others settled at Mudd Creek in 1831 in what was to become Cherokee County. From these first families developed a community that would grow and change along with a young and bustling America, welcoming new industries, farming fertile lands, and building churches and schools to feed the hearts and minds of its young. The photographs in this volume, illustrating the county's past as well as how it looks in the present day, were culled from a variety of sources, including the Cherokee County History Museum, the Pine Grove Baptist Church, and the private collections of many local families. Coupled with a historical narrative, these glimpses of yesteryear will evoke fond memories for all who have made Cherokee County home.
About the Author
Author Bobby G. McElwee lives in nearby Floyd County, Georgia, where he co-founded the Rome Area History Museum. In his second volume in the Images of America series, McElwee has compiled an engaging tribute to his friends and neighbors in Cherokee County.