Thursday, August 16, 2018

August 30th, 2018 Meeting at new location

Mark your calendars and make plans to attend our August 30th meeting of the Historical Preservation Society. 

We will be meeting at the Centre First United Methodist Church this time because we are expecting a sizeable gathering. 
The meeting will start at 6pm. (We are usually out by 8pm.)

Our speaker will be from Alabama Power Shoreline Management.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

First layers going down for the Cabin project!

This week the first layers of chirt and rock are being put down for the base to the Smokehouse-Cabin!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Ground prep has begun for the Cabin Restoration!

Ground prep has begun for the reconstruction of the Graham-Brown Smokehouse Cabin at Ethel Morrison Park!

If you would like to donate to this project, please see one of the links on this page (to the right).

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

April 2018 Meeting

Thursday, April 26 @ 6pm

Andy Lowe will be sharing his family's Civil War diary 
from Cherokee County, John Ellis will display locally printed money used in the war, and a local student will tell about John Wisdom's ride (You may preview that historical story by visiting:

We are currently in the process of locating and photographing all of the historical markers in Cherokee County. The ones we have thus far have been added to the Historical Marker Database (Click Here).

Interesting Sites around Cherokee County

Previous Events

Steamboat Mural Dedication

Adet Stephens tells of the first steamboat on the Coosa River

George Cobb demonstrates how to start fire like our ancestors did

Adet Stephens portrays ancestor telling of Southern Claims

Press Release on Cabin Restoration

Cherokee County Historical & Preservation Society Looks To Restore Cabin 
In Ethel Morrison Park                 23 Sep 2015               Joey Weaver

A vast majority of Wednesday’s Cherokee County Parks & Recreation Board meeting once again centered on the cabin at Ethel Morrison Park adjacent to the Cherokee County Public Library in Centre.

Members of the Cherokee County Historical & Preservation Society were in attendance and presented their intentions for the structure.

Danny Crownover who serves as the Vice-President for the group said in his presentation that the goal is to stabilize and repair what has been damaged by decay or insects, which is usually preferable to replacing it. Retaining the log rather than substituting a new one which preserves the buildings integrity including historic tool marks and the wood species which may no longer be obtainable in original dimensions.

Crownover also noted during his presentation that the cabin will be preserved using the recommendations of the Alabama Historic Commission and the National Park Service.

The Parks Board has decided that they will notify the Historical Society that they can move forward with the project if they provide a detailed, comprehensive plan outlining exactly what work will be done from start to finish.

The Historical & Preservation Society said that they plan to approach both the City of Centre as well as the Cherokee County Commission for assistance with the project.