Cherokee County

Named for the Cherokee Indians who inhabited this area for centuries until forced out during the infamous Trail of Tears, the county has been predominantly agrarian for most of its 176-year history.  Cotton and soybeans dominate the family farms handed down from generation to generation.  In 1960, 30,000 acre Lake Weiss was formed by the Alabama power company, flooding thousands of acres of farmland and forever changing Cherokee County.  This project focuses on the current landscape of farms, homes and other businesses.