Cleburne County, Alabama
|Cleburne County, Alabama|
Location in the state of Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
|Founded||December 6, 1866|
561.02 sq mi (1,453 km²)
560.21 sq mi (1,451 km²)
0.81 sq mi (2 km²), (0.14%)
27/sq mi (10.3/km²)
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. In 1905 Heflin became the county seat.
Geography[change | edit source]
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. 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.
Major highways[change | edit source]
Rail[change | edit source]
Border counties[change | edit source]
- Cherokee County, Alabama – north
- Polk County, Georgia – northeast
- Haralson County, Georgia – east
- Carroll County, Georgia – southeast
- Randolph County, Alabama – south
- Clay County, Alabama – southwest
- Talladega County, Alabama – southwest
- Calhoun County, Alabama – west
National protected area[change | edit source]
- Talladega National Forest (part)
Cities and towns[change | edit source]
References[change | edit source]
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. http://www.census.gov/tiger/tms/gazetteer/county2k.txt. Retrieved February 13, 2011.