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Welcoming Newcomers With a Friendly Wave

Welcome to one of the most beautiful areas in the state – Cherokee County and Weiss Lake, Alabama’s Great Lake! We think you’ll find many reasons to consider Cherokee County as an ideal place to locate your business home or second home where you come to relax.

Cherokee County is a growing county made more attractive by its manageable size and the small-town values of its citizens.

Our cost of living is almost 15% lower than the national average, and 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, all just minutes from major cities. We are located in the northeast section of Alabama at the center of the ABC Triangle of Atlanta, Birmingham, and Chattanooga.

Lake Living at Its Finest

Cherokee County is blessed with natural beauty, parks, a moderate climate, scenic mountains, and Weiss Lake. The hydroelectric lake is a 30,200-acre impoundment of the Coosa, Chattanooga, and Little Rivers and is full of bass, bream, crappie, and catfish. Weiss Lake is known as “The Crappie Capital of the World” and one of 13 lake members of the prestigious Alabama Bass Trail.

Preferred Retirement Destination

Cherokee County is a preferred destination for retirees seeking to relocate where they can enjoy their free time in a gorgeous natural environment. There are plenty of leisure activities to keep retirement from ever feeling retiring. We are also a choice community for people who establish second homes as getaway retreats. Click here to learn more about our many advantages for retirees.

Local Media

NewVision Magazine

NewVision is a full-color glossy magazine filled with all the information a newcomer might need. NewVision serves as the official relocation/community information publication for Cherokee County, Alabama.

Newspaper & Radio

The POST-Herald

Phone: 256-927-4476

WEIS Radio

Phone: 256-927-5152


Phone: 256-438-1288