Centre, Alabama

city in Alabama, United States of America

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'.

Centre, Alabama
Downtown Centre
Downtown Centre
Location of Centre in Cherokee County, Alabama.
Location of Centre in Cherokee County, Alabama.
Coordinates: 34°9′33″N 85°40′29″W / 34.15917°N 85.67472°W / 34.15917; -85.67472
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyCherokee
Government
 • TypeMayor/Council
 • MayorTony Wilkie
Area
 • Total11.53 sq mi (29.87 km2)
 • Land11.44 sq mi (29.63 km2)
 • Water0.09 sq mi (0.24 km2)
Elevation
663 ft (202 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total3,489
 • Estimate 
(2016)
3,555
 • Density310.75/sq mi (119.98/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
35960
Area code(s)256
FIPS code01-13648
GNIS feature ID0115902
Websitewww.cityofcentre.com

GeographyEdit

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]

EducationEdit

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.

MediaEdit

Radio StationsEdit

NewspaperEdit

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

RecreationEdit

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

Notable residentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 17, 2017.
  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. Archived from the original on 12 February 2020. Retrieved 12 January 2010.