Cleburne County, Alabama

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Cleburne County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Cleburne County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the USA highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded December 6, 1866
Seat Heflin
Largest City Heflin
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

561.02 sq mi (1,453 km²)
560.21 sq mi (1,451 km²)
0.81 sq mi (2 km²), (0.14%)
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

14,972
27/sq mi (10.3/km²)
Website: www.cleburnecountychamber.com/

Cleburne County is a county of the US state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Major General Patrick R. Cleburne, of Arkansas. As of 2010 the population was 14,972. Its county seat is Heflin.

History[change | edit source]

Cleburne County was formed on December 6, 1866. The county was made from territory in Benton (now Calhoun), Randolph, and Talladega counties. In 1867, Edwardsville was made the county seat.[1] In 1905 Heflin became the county seat.[2]

Geography[change | edit source]

Cheaha Mountain, Cleburne County

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 561.02 square miles (1,453.0 km2). 560.21 square miles (1,450.9 km2) (or 99.86%) is land and 0.81 square miles (2.1 km2) (or 0.14%) is water.[3] Cleburne County is home to Alabama's highest natural point on Cheaha Mountain. The mountain is part of the southernmost mountain range in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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References[change | edit source]

  1. http://www.archives.state.al.us/counties/cleburne.html
  2. http://www.cityofheflin.org/
  3. "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. http://www.census.gov/tiger/tms/gazetteer/county2k.txt. Retrieved February 13, 2011.

Coordinates: 33°40′38″N 85°30′09″W / 33.67722°N 85.5025°W / 33.67722; -85.5025