Cedar Bluff, Alabama

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Cedar Bluff, Alabama
Weiss Lake Drive
Weiss Lake Drive
"You can stop looking for the good life. We found it."
Location of Cedar Bluff in Cherokee County, Alabama.
Location of Cedar Bluff in Cherokee County, Alabama.
Coordinates: 34°13′14″N 85°35′45″W / 34.22056°N 85.59583°W / 34.22056; -85.59583
CountryUnited States
 • Total4.89 sq mi (12.67 km2)
 • Land4.88 sq mi (12.63 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.04 km2)
591 ft (180 m)
 • Total1,820
 • Estimate 
 • Density372.90/sq mi (143.98/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)256
FIPS code01-12760
GNIS feature ID0155014

Cedar Bluff is a town in Cherokee County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 1,820.[3] Unlike the rest of the county, Cedar Bluff is a wet town. Cedar Bluff is located on the north shore of Weiss Lake, noted for its crappie fishing.[4]


A post office called Cedar Bluff has been in operation since 1837.[5] Once the county seat from about 1836 to 1844 before being removed to Centre, the city was named for groves of cedar trees above the bluffs of the nearby river.[6]

The Cornwall Furnace near Cedar Bluff is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[7]


Cedar Bluff is located northeast of the center of Cherokee County at 34°13'14.182" North, 85°35'45.596" West (34.220606, -85.595999).[8]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.1 square miles (13.3 km2), of which 5.1 square miles (13.1 km2) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.2 km2), or 1.15%, is water.[3] The town is bordered on the north, west, and south by Weiss Lake.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20181,819[2]−0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
2013 Estimate[10]

As of the census[11] of 2010, there were 1,820 people, 766 households, and 521 families residing in the town. The population density was 359 people per square mile (138.6/km2). There were 1,302 housing units at an average density of 255 per square mile (98.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 86.2% White, 9.9% Black or African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. 1.2% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 766 households out of which 21.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the town, the population was spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 20.0% from 25 to 44, 30.9% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,143, and the median income for a family was $37,500. Males had a median income of $31,016 versus $26,583 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,469. About 22.8% of families and 25.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.0% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.


Cedar Bluff Public Schools are part of the Cherokee County School District. Schools in the district include Cedar Bluff School, Centre Elementary School, Gaylesville School, Sand Rock School, Centre Middle School, Cherokee County High School, Spring Garden High School and Cherokee County Career & Technology Center. Cedar Bluff School is located in Cedar Bluff.

Brian Johnson is the Superintendent of Schools.[12]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "2018 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Cedar Bluff town, Alabama". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  4. ^ Venable, Sam (1995). From Ridgetops to Riverbottoms: A Celebration of the Outdoor Life in Tennessee. Univ. of Tennessee Press. p. 306. ISBN 978-0-87049-884-8.
  5. ^ "Cherokee County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 13 October 2014. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Cherokee County, Ala". Calhoun Times. September 1, 2004. p. 42. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Cornwall Furnace". Cherokee County Historical Society. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  10. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2015-07-10.
  12. ^ "Cherokee County Schools". Cherokee County Schools. Retrieved 2012-06-21.

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Coordinates: 34°13′14″N 85°35′46″W / 34.220606°N 85.595999°W / 34.220606; -85.595999