Cleburne County

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Cleburne County is named for Patrick Cleburne, who was a major general in the Confederate States Army.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Cherokee County

E – Polk County, Georgia, Haralson County, Georgia and Carroll County, Georgia

S – Randolph County and Clay County

W – Talladega County and Calhoun County


Created:  December 6, 1866                                                      Map of Alabama highlighting Cleburne County

County Seat:

Edwardsville  1866 – 1905

Heflin             1905 – present


County Courthouse – Heflin


Location:  120 Vickery Street / Burns Street

Built:  1906 – 1907

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Charles W Carlton

Contractor:  F B Hull Construction Company


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story cream colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Heffin. The east front has a projecting center section with three arches on the first story and two large columns rising from the second story to the top of third story with pediment above. The building is tired with arched windows on the second story. On the center of the roof is a square dome with clock and small cupola at the top.  The building houses the County Circuit Court and the County District Court of the 7th Judicial District. The building was remodeled in 1938 under the Federal Emergency Program. The architect was Horace N Warren sand the contractor was Ogletree Construction Company.


See: National Register of Historic Places – Cleburne County Courthouse


History:  The county was created in 1866 and Edwardsville was designated as the county seat, The first courthouse was the post office in Edwardsville. The county seat was moved to Heflin in 1905 and the second and present courthouse was constructed in 1906 to 1907.


Note:  The highest point in Alabama is Mount Cheaha at 2407 feet ( 734 meters ) which is located in the county.




County Courthouse – Heflin




























Photos taken 2010