Cleburne County, Alabama
|Cleburne County, Alabama|
Cleburne County Courthouse in Heflin in 2012
Location within Alabama
Alabama's location within the U.S.
|Founded||December 6, 1866|
|Named for||Patrick Cleburne|
|• Total||561 sq mi (1,453 km2)|
|• Land||560 sq mi (1,450 km2)|
|• Water||0.9 sq mi (2 km2), 0.2%|
|• Density||27/sq mi (10/km2)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC−6/−5|
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]
- "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.