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Heflin, Alabama, USA

The town was incorporated on December 10, 1886...

Heflin was named for physician Wilson L. Heflin, father of U.S. senator from Alabama James Thomas Heflin (1920-1931). The area was developed largely by settlers from Georgia and South Carolina; much of the land on which the city was built was owned by the Newton J. Ross family, which had arrived from South Carolina in the 1830s. Heflin owes its prosperity and circumstances as the county seat to the construction of the Georgia-Pacific Railroad, completed in 1882, which linked the town to Atlanta, Georgia, and Birmingham, Jefferson County. Located almost equidistant between these two cities, Heflin thrived from the railroad-related business it derived from the cotton and lumber industries...

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"The Cleburne County Courthouse is a Classical Revival courthouse in Heflin, Alabama. It was built in 1907, after the county seat of Cleburne County was moved from Edwardsville to Heflin in 1905. The wings of the... Read MORE...


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