Cherokee Bluffs, Alabama

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Cherokee Bluffs, Alabama
Cherokee Bluffs is located in Alabama
Cherokee Bluffs
Cherokee Bluffs
Cherokee Bluffs is located in the United States
Cherokee Bluffs
Cherokee Bluffs
Coordinates: 32°40′55″N 85°54′23″W / 32.68194°N 85.90639°W / 32.68194; -85.90639Coordinates: 32°40′55″N 85°54′23″W / 32.68194°N 85.90639°W / 32.68194; -85.90639
CountryUnited States
561 ft (171 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)256 & 938
GNIS feature ID115998[1]

Cherokee Bluffs is an unincorporated community in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, United States. The bluffs were a landmark in Tallapoosa County, and they were chosen as the first site on the Tallapoosa River for the creation of a dam and reservoir.[2] Martin Dam was built at Cherokee Bluffs and completed in 1939. During construction, the community had bathouses, bunkhouses, a school, commissary, dining hall, recreation hall, camp hospital, and a barber shop. The workers were tested for typhoid fever and malaria, and were not hired if they tested positive for malaria. Local residents were also tested for malaria.[3] Cherokee Bluffs is the birthplace of Roy C. Craven, the founding director of the University Gallery at the University of Florida.[4]


  1. ^ "Cherokee Bluffs". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Martin Dam". Alabama Power. Archived from the original on 2012-03-19. Retrieved 2014-06-23.
  3. ^ Lake Martin, Alabama's Crown Jewel - Elizabeth D. Schafer - Google Books. Retrieved 2014-06-23.
  4. ^ Craven, Roy. "A Study of Indian Painting (MA Thesis)". University of Florida. Retrieved 6 December 2013.