Place:Cleburne, Alabama, United States

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Cleburne County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Major General Patrick R. Cleburne, of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,972. Its county seat is Heflin.

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History

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Cleburne County was established on December 6, 1866, by an act of the state legislature. The county was made from territory in Benton (now Calhoun), Randolph, and Talladega counties. In 1867, Edwardsville was made the county seat. An election was held in 1905 to move the county seat to Heflin. The result of that election, which agreed to move the seat, was appealed to the Supreme Court, who decided on July 1, 1906, to uphold the election results. Heflin is still the county seat.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1866 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1870 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1876 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1876 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
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

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