Cleburne County, Alabama
|Cleburne County, Alabama|
Cleburne County Courthouse in Heflin, Alabama in 2012.
Location in the U.S. state of Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
|Founded||December 6, 1866|
|• Total||561.02 sq mi (1,453 km2)|
|• Land||560.21 sq mi (1,451 km2)|
|• Water||0.81 sq mi (2 km2), (0.14%)|
|• Density||27/sq mi (10.3/km2)|
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 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 | 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]
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved February 13, 2011.