Cedar Bluff, Alabama

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Cedar Bluff is a town in Cherokee County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 1,467. NASCAR driver Tina Gordon is from the town. Unlike the rest of the county, Cedar Bluff is a wet city. 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.

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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 (10.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (3.40%) is water. The city sits on Lake Weiss.

History

The city 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 Chatooga river. The city voters elected (3 to 1) to have alcoholic beverages sold there on June 1, 2010.[citation needed]

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,467 people, 630 households, and 444 families residing in the town. The population density was 369.3 people per square mile (142.7/km²). There were 975 housing units at an average density of 245.5/sq mi (94.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 87.18% White, 11.38% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. 0.89% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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