Heflin, Alabama

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Heflin, Alabama
Cleburne County Courthouse in Heflin
Cleburne County Courthouse in Heflin
Location in Cleburne County and the state of Alabama
Location in Cleburne County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: Coordinates: 33°38′38″N 85°34′58″W / 33.64389°N 85.58278°W / 33.64389; -85.58278
CountryUnited States
 • MayorAnna Berry
 • Total12 sq mi (31.1 km2)
 • Land11.8 sq mi (30.6 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
961 ft (293 m)
 • Total3,002
 • Density250.2/sq mi (96.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)256
FIPS code01-33976
GNIS feature ID0159746

Heflin is a city in Cleburne County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 3,002. The city is the county seat of Cleburne County.

History[change | change source]

Heflin was first settled in 1882 as a station on the railroad line from Atlanta. The town quickly grew and was incorported in 1886. Edwardsville was the county seat until 1905. In an election the county decided to move the county seat to Heflin.[1]

Media[change | change source]

  • Radio stations
WKNG-FM 89.1 FM (Southern gospel /worship music)
WPIL 91.7 FM (Southern gospel/classic country/bluegrass)
  • Newspaper
Cleburne News (weekly)

Notable natives[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Hoskins Morton, Patricia. "Cleburne County". Encyclopedia of Alabama. Archived from the original on 17 June 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2010.