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Cleburne County


Southern Gateway to the Appalachians'

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The Cities and communities of Cleburne County, Alabama *



Borden Springs



Heflin (County Seat), Hightower



New Hopewell

Oak Level

Palestine, Piedmont



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Information & Facts about Cleburne County, Alabama

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Cleburne County Courthouse
406 Vickery Street
Heflin, AL 36264
Phone: (256) 463-5655

City of Heflin (County Seat)

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1870 - 8,017
1880 - 10,976
1890 - 13,218
1900 - 13,206
1910 - 13,385
1920 - 13,360
1930 - 12,877
1940 - 13,629
1950 - 11,904
1960 - 10,911
1970 - 10,996
1980 - 12,595
1990 - 12,730
2000 - 14,254

2004 - 14,458
2008 - 14,799
2009 - 14,880

2000 - 11 persons per square mile

Median age:
2000 - 37.5 years

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in northeastern Alabama near the Georgia border
The county is mostly rural

Neighboring Counties:
North - Cherokee County
Northeast - Polk County, Georgia
East - Haralson County, Georgia
Southeast - Carroll County, Georgia
South - Randolph County
Southwest - Clay County
Southwest - Talladega County
West - Calhoun County

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Average Annual Precipitation - 56.7 inches
Winter Temperature range - 30 to 51 degrees F.
Summer Temperature range - 68 to 90 degrees F.

Current weather page for Cleburne County

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Other Facts and Figures:

Median Household Income:
2000 - $30,820
2008 - $38,522
2009 - $37,980

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $14,762
2009 - $19,088

Median House value:
2000 - $62,100
2008 - $100,491

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Cleburne County was created 6 December 1866 from areas taken from Calhoun, Randolph and Talladega Counties. It was named for a Confederate General, Patrick Ronaine Cleburne. In 1867, the county seat was named as Edwardsville, but in 1906, it was moved to Heflin where it remains today.

1895 map of Cleburne County
Cleburne County Flag

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Total area: 561 square miles
Total land area: 560 square miles
Total water area: 1 square mile

A large area in the western area of the county is part of the Talladega National Forest.

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Cleburne County page for US GenWeb pages
Cemeteries in Cleburne County

Kindred Trails Genealogy page for Cleburne County

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The Cheaha Regional Library services The system covers Cleburne, Cherokee, Talladega, Clay and Randolph counties.

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Cleburne County School System
93 Education Street
Heflin, Al 36264
Phone: 256-463-5624

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Cleburne County economy was mostly agricultural during the 1800's with crops of all types and cattle being most common. A brief gold rush in the 1830's brought fortune hunters for a time. At the 2000 census 21.3% of the workforce was employed in management and professional occupations. Others were in sales, office jobs and service. 28.8% were in production and transportation with only under 2% employed in agriculture. The School system here is one of the larger employers.

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Organizations & Groups

Cleburne County Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 413
Heflin, Alabama 36264

Cleburne County Historical Society
120 Vickery St., Room 105
Heflin, AL 36264

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Attractions & Other Information

The Talladega National Forest covers a large portion of the western half of the county. Cheaha State Park

Attractions in Cleburne County from the Chamber of Commerce

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