The Cherokee County Historical Society, Inc. was formed in November 1958. It started out with 15 members and Col. Robert N. Mann serving as president. It was responsible for the placing of 44 historic markers across the county in 1962 alone plus others in later years. The Society was incorporated on April 27, 1972 as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation (IRS#23-7166483). By 1974, the Society had approximately 350 members. It was instrumental in the push to purchase and preserve Cornwall Furnace as a park as well Cherokee Rock Village. From approximately 1972 - 1978, the Society published the Cherokee County Heritage quarterly, which was and still is a valuable source of information about our county's history. The Society also founded the Cherokee County Historical Museum. It's past work can still be seen today and felt today. For more information about the past projects of the Society, visit the projects page.
The mission of the Cherokee County Historical Society is to preserve, promote and share the history of Cherokee County, Alabama. We will accomplish this through meetings, historic markers, oral history, and other initiatives.