Cedar Bluff is a town in Cherokee County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 1,820. NASCAR driver Tina Gordon is from the town. Unlike the rest of the county, Cedar Bluff is a wet town. It is touted as the "Crappie Capital of the World" – it has the highest number of crappie counted to have been caught of any other place. The town is located on the north shore of Weiss Lake on the Coosa River and is close to the historic Cornwall Furnace.
The town began as a meeting of the roads to Livingston, Georgia, Lyerly, Georgia, and Centre, Alabama. To the northeast of the town, there is a Civil War site where Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest defeated Abel Streight and his band of raiders. The Cornwall Furnace, a Civil War base for Confederate troops, lies there as well.
Weiss Lake Dam was constructed across the Coosa River at Leesburg in 1958, inundating the river past Cedar Bluff and into Georgia. The city voters elected (3 to 1) to have alcoholic beverages sold there on June 1, 2010.
Cedar Bluff is located northeast of the center of Cherokee County at 34°13'14.182" North, 85°35'45.596" West (34.220606, -85.595999).
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.1 square miles (13.3 km2), of which 5.1 square miles (13.1 km2) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.2 km2), or 1.15%, is water.The town is bordered on the north, west, and south by Weiss Lake.
Cedar Bluff Public Schools are part of the Cherokee County School District. Schools in the district include Cedar Bluff School, Centre Elementary School, Gaylesville School, Sand Rock School, Centre Middle School, Cherokee County High School, Spring Garden High School and Cherokee County Career & Technology Center. Cedar Bluff School is located in Cedar Bluff.
Brian Johnson is the Superintendent of Schools.