Cleburne County, Alabama
Alabama's location within the U.S.
|Founded||December 6, 1866|
|Named for||Patrick Cleburne|
|• Total||561 sq mi (1,450 km2)|
|• Land||560 sq mi (1,500 km2)|
|• Water||0.9 sq mi (2 km2) 0.2%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||27/sq mi (10/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Cleburne County is a county in the US state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Major General Patrick R. Cleburne, of Arkansas. As of 2010, 14,972 people lived in the county. Its county seat is Heflin.
History[change | change 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 | change source]
According to the 2000 census, the area of the county is 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. Alabama's highest natural point on Cheaha Mountain is in Cleburne County. Cheaha Mountain is in the far south part of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Major highways[change | change source]
Rail[change | change source]
Border counties[change | change 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 | change source]
- Talladega National Forest (part)
Cities and towns[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "Cleburne County, Alabama history, ADAH". www.archives.state.al.us.
- "City of Heflin Website - City Information - Heflin, AL". www.cityofheflin.org.
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved February 13, 2011.