Cleburne County, Alabama

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Cleburne County
Cleburne County
Cleburne County Courthouse in Heflin in 2012
Cleburne County Courthouse in Heflin in 2012
Flag of Cleburne County
Map of Alabama highlighting Cleburne County
Location within the U.S. state of Alabama
Map of the United States highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 33°40′38″N 85°30′09″W / 33.6772°N 85.5025°W / 33.6772; -85.5025
Country United States
State Alabama
FoundedDecember 6, 1866
Named forPatrick Cleburne
Largest cityHeflin
 • Total561 sq mi (1,450 km2)
 • Land560 sq mi (1,500 km2)
 • Water0.9 sq mi (2 km2)  0.2%%
 • Estimate 
 • Density27/sq mi (10/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district3rd
  • County Number 18 on Alabama Licence Plates

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.[1] In 1905 Heflin became the county seat.[2]

Geography[change | change source]

Cheaha Mountain, Cleburne County

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.[3] 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.

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Cleburne County, Alabama history, ADAH". Archived from the original on 2012-03-05. Retrieved 2012-03-29.
  2. "City of Heflin Website - City Information - Heflin, AL".
  3. "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved February 13, 2011.

Coordinates: 33°40′38″N 85°30′09″W / 33.67722°N 85.50250°W / 33.67722; -85.50250