All About Cedar Bluff, Alabama

Cedar Bluff is a town in Cherokee County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 1,820. NASCAR driver Tina Gordon is from the town. It is the "Crappie Capital of the World" – it has the highest number of crappie counted to have been caught of any other place.[citation needed] It also holds the great Weiss Lake and the Cornwall Furnace. The national attraction called the Little River Canyon was formed near there.

Geography

Cedar Bluff is located at 34°13'14.182" North, 85°35'45.596" West (34.220606, -85.595999)¹.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, square miles (10.7 km2), of which, 4.0 square miles (10 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (3.40%) is water. The city sits on Weiss Lake.


History

The town began as a meeting of the roads to Livingston, Georgia, Lyerly, Georgia, and Centre, Alabama. To the east of the city, there is a Civil War site where Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest defeated Abel Streight and his band of raiders. The Cornwall Furnace a Civil war base for confederate troops lies there as well. Weiss Lake was constructed there for water which got water from the Chattooga river.


References

"Cedar Bluff, Alabama." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 22 July 2004. Web. 10 Aug. 2004.