Welcome to one of the most beautiful areas in the State of Alabama - Cherokee County!!
We think you'll find many reasons to consider Cherokee County and the State of Alabama as a place to locate your business or home, or to have a second home where you come to relax.
Cherokee County, located in the northeast section of Alabama, is blessed with natural beauty, parks, a moderate climate, scenic mountains and Weiss Lake. This 30,200 acre impoundment of the Coosa, Chattooga, and Little Rivers, is a hydro-electric lake owned by Alabama Power Company, and is home to crappie, catfish, and bass. Weiss Lake is known as "The Crappie Capital of the World."
Other recreational facilities include public tennis courts, soccer, baseball and softball fields, an 18-hole golf course, canoeing and kayaking on Terrapin Creek, rock climbing at Cherokee Rock Village, swimming, hiking and picnicking at Little River Canyon Mouth Park, geocasching at Civil War Historical sites, Cornwall Furnace, and visiting Cherokee Historical Museum.
Cherokee County is a growing county made more attractive by its manageable size, and the small town values of its citizens. We offer low taxes on lakefront, mountain and farm property. We have small town environments, friendly faces and wide open spaces, and abundant natural beauty - minutes from major cities.
We are the Centre of the ABC Triangle: Atlanta, GA; Birmingham, AL; and Chattanooga, TN.
Attention Property Owners
Alabama Power holds property rights around the lake as required by the Federal Government. So before you begin construction, make changes or additions to any structures or the shoreline, you need to call Alabama Power Company for a permit. An Alabama Power representative will meet with you. To schedule an appointment on Weiss Lake, contact Weiss Lake Shoreline Management at 256-927-2597.