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Location of Broomtown in Cherokee County, Alabama.
|• 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)|
|• 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|
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.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
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