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
Broomtown
Broomtown
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
Area[1]
 • 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.

Demographics[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.