County Seat: Centre
Population: 24,975
Civilian Labor Force: 10,277

Cherokee County is located in northeast Alabama between the metro areas of Atlanta, Birmingham and Chattanooga. It is home to Weiss Lake, which is well known for its spectacular views and some of the world’s best fishing.

Companies like KTH Leesburg Products have found Cherokee County to be an excellent location for their businesses. Federal highways US 278 and US 11 and the Centre-Piedmont-Cherokee County Regional Airport provide an excellent transportation network.

County Profile

Population within an approx. 45-mile radius of county seat: 655,878
Population: 24,975
Civilian Labor Force: 10,277
County Residents Working in the County: 2,553
County Residents Working Outside the County: 6,563
Outside Residents Working in the County: 2,709

Source: JobsEQ and U.S. Census 2/2024

Cherokee County Industrial Development Authority

Available Sites & Buildings

Top Manufacturing Companies in Cherokee County

Many manufacturing operations have found success in Cherokee County. These are the top employers:

KTH Leesburg Products LLCAutomotive Underbody Structural Parts464
American ApparelMilitary Apparel228
Prince MineralsPorcelain Enamel Frits, Electrostatic Powders85
Dixie Green, Inc.Wholesale Nursery47
Cherokee Gin & Cotton Co.Cotton Gin45
VaDo FabricsMattress Fabric Bindings & Trimmings30
Model Tee'sEmbroidery30
Sawyer NurseryWholesale Nursery23
Weiss Lake Egg Company, Inc.Chicken Egg Farm17

Source: Local economic development contacts-7/2020