Broomtown, Alabama

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Broomtown, Alabama
Census-designated place
Location of Broomtown in Cherokee County, Alabama.
Location of Broomtown in Cherokee County, Alabama.
Broomtown is located in Alabama
Location of Broomtown in Cherokee County, Alabama.
Coordinates: 34°21′38″N 85°31′18″W / 34.36056°N 85.52167°W / 34.36056; -85.52167Coordinates: 34°21′38″N 85°31′18″W / 34.36056°N 85.52167°W / 34.36056; -85.52167
Country United States
State Alabama
County Cherokee
 • Total 4.69 sq mi (12.16 km2)
 • Land 4.69 sq mi (12.16 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation 682 ft (208 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,828
 • Estimate (2016)[3] N/A
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 256 & 938
GNIS feature ID 114973[4]

Broomtown is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Cherokee County, Alabama, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 182.[5] It was named after Chief Broom (Broomstown) of the Cherokee Nation, who occupied the area from the late eighteenth century into the 1830s.[6] The Cherokee migrated southwest under pressure from European-American encroachment, before being driven out of the Southeast on the Trail of Tears to Indian Territory west of the Mississippi River.


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[7]


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 17, 2017. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  3. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Broomtown". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  5. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Broomtown CDP, Alabama". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Cherokee County, Ala.". Calhoun Times. September 1, 2004. p. 42. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.