Welcome to one of the most beautiful areas in the State of Alabama - Cherokee County - Weiss Lake, Alabama's Great Lake!!

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 Bass, Bream, Crappie, and Catfish.

Other recreational facilities include public tennis courts, soccer, baseball and softball fields, an 18-holes of golf at Cherokee County Country Club, canoeing and kayaking on Terrapin Creek, rock climbing at Cherokee Rock Village, swimming, hiking and picnicking at Little River Canyon Mouth Park and Little River Canyon National Preserve, "blow your own ornament" at Orbix Hot Glass, geocasching at Civil War Historical sites and Cornwall Furnace, antiquing at Harris Furniture and Auction, Hwy 411 DriveIn, and visiting Cherokee County 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.

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