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Alabama currently has sixty-seven counties. The oldest county, Washington, was created on June 4, 1800, when what is now Alabama was then part of the Mississippi Territory. The newest county is Houston, created on February 9, 1903.

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Cleburne County, Alabama History

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Cleburne County is a county of the state of Alabama. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 14,972. Cleburne County was created on December 6, 1866, from territory formerly contained in Calhoun County, Randolph County and Talladega County. Its county seat is Heflin. Cleburne is named in honor of Major General Patrick R. Cleburne, of Arkansas. The eastern side of the county borders the state of Georgia.

Etymology - Origin of Cleburne County Name

The county was named for Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, a Confederate Major General.

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Cleburne County History

Cleburne County, Alabama

Cleburne County is located in the northeastern part of the State of Alabama. It was formed by an act of the Alabama Legislature on December 6, 1866 from territory formerly contained in Calhoun, Randolph and Talladega Counties. The county currently comprises 561 square miles. The county was named for Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, a Confederate Major General. The county seat was established at Edwardsville in 1867, and moved to Heflin in 1906. Other towns of note include Fruit Hurst. A large area in the western portion of the county is part of the Talladega National Forest.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 561 square miles (1,450 km2), of which 560 square miles (1,500 km2) is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) (0.2%) is water. Cleburne county is the fourth-smallest county in Alabama by land area and second-largest by total area. This County is home to Alabama's highest natural point on Cheaha Mountain which is part of the southernmost mountain range in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Cleburne County was created on December 6, 1866, from territory formerly contained in Calhoun County, Randolph County and Talladega County.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • North: Cherokee County
  • Northeast: Polk County, Ga.; Haralson County, Ga.
  • East: Carroll County, Ga.
  • South: Randolph County
  • Southwest: Clay County; Talladega County
  • Northwest: Calhoun County

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