Centre, Alabama

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Centre, Alabama
Downtown Centre
Downtown Centre
Location of Centre in Cherokee County, Alabama.
Location of Centre in Cherokee County, Alabama.
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CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyCherokee
Government
 • TypeMayor/Council
 • MayorTony Wilkie
Area
 • TotalTemplate:Infobox settlement/impus
 • LandTemplate:Infobox settlement/impus
 • WaterTemplate:Infobox settlement/impus
Elevation
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Population
 (2010)
 • Total3,489
 • Estimate 
(2016)
3,555
 • DensityTemplate:Infobox settlement/impus
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

Centre is a city in Cherokee County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 3,273.[2] The city is the county seat of Cherokee County. It is part of the 'Gadsden, Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area'.

Geography

Centre is located at 34°9'33.052" North, 85°40'29.071" West (34.159181, -85.674742)[3].

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.[4]

Education

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.

Media

Radio Stations

Newspaper

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

Recreation

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

Notable residents

References

  1. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 17, 2017.
  2. "Page Not Found". https://www.bestplaces.net. External link in |website= (help)
  3. "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. "Geographic Comparison Table- Alabama". American Fact Finder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 12 January 2010.