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Centre has a rich history including John Jonathan Pratt, who invented the first typewriter. He resided in Centre until the eruption of the Civil War after which he died in 1905.


Centre is located in Cherokee County (North Region) 23 miles NE of Gadsden along Highway 411 on the banks of the Weiss Lake River.
It is an activity oriented city that houses a city park, tennis courts, youth baseball, fields for Major Leage Sports, soccer field, volley ball courts, walking track, and a swimming pool. The city also has heritage in their Cherokee County Christmas Parade, Fall Festival, and Miss Snowflake.
Centre is home to Weiss Lake & Dam where it is surrounded by 33,000 acres of beautiful blue water. The lake is known as "The Crappie Capitol Of The World".

Weiss Lake |
History Cherokee County Historical Museum |
Public Libraries Cherokee County Public Library |

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Mountain Brook Spring Art Show Mountain Brook AL April20 Up to one hundred local member artists will display original artwork for sale in an outdoor setting in quaint Mountain Brook near Crestline Village. Artwork available will range in size from minis to extra large canvases and all price ranges. Jazz band will be featured and food will be available at field.
Panoply Arts Festival Huntsville AL April26-28 Each spring in the heart of the Rocket City the arts are in full bloom at the Panoply Arts Festival.
Inman Park Spring Festival Atlanta GA April27-28 During the last weekend in April each year, Inman Park proudly presents a neighborhood festival widely regarded as Atlanta's most spirited and eclectic. Highlights include: Atlanta's biggest Street Market, A juried Arts and Crafts Show, The city's quirkiest and most colorful Parade, The Tour of Homes, Live music, A Dance Festival, Children's Activities, Food and beverages.
Powers' Festival Newnan GA April27-28 Powers Festival supplies the best arts, crafts, food, fun, and entertainment.
Cotton Pickin' Fair Gay GA May4-5 Features Jewelery, Pottery, Quilts, Clothing, Sculpture, Catfish, Antiques, Jams, Jellies, Flowers and Woodcarving.
Snellville Days Arts and Crafts Festival Snellville GA May4-5 Join us at the park for over 150 craft, food, sponsor, and civic vendors. We also have a kid's field running all day both days and continuous live entertainment both days.