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Broomtown, Alabama
Location of Broomtown in Cherokee County, Alabama.
Location of Broomtown in Cherokee County, Alabama.
Country United States
State Alabama
County Cherokee
Area
 • 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
 (2020)
 • Total 160
 • Density 34.09/sq mi (13.16/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 256 & 938
GNIS feature ID 114973

Broomtown is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Cherokee County, Alabama, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 182.

It was named for Chief Broom (Broomstown) of the Cherokee Nation, whose people occupied the area from the late eighteenth century into the 1830s. The Cherokee had migrated southwest under pressure from European-American encroachment in Tennessee and North Carolina, before Indian Removal from the Southeast on the Trail of Tears to Indian Territory west of the Mississippi River.

Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 160
U.S. Decennial Census
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