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Heflin, Alabama, USA - Street Scene, Heflin, Alabama

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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Street Scene, Heflin, Alabama
Heflin, Alabama, USA

Street Scene, Heflin, Alabama
Court House, Heflin, Ala.
Heflin, Alabama, USA

Court House, Heflin, Ala.

"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 courthouse were expanded in 1938 using funds from the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976."
Heflin Motor Car Company stock certificate
Heflin, Alabama, USA
Heflin Motor Car Company stock certificate

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Heflin was first settled in 1882 as a station on the railroad line from Atlanta. The town quickly grew and was incorported in 1886.
1895 - Heflin
Hef'lin, a post-village of Cleburne co, Ala.,6 miles by rail W. by S. of Edwardsville. It has four churches, * newspaper office, &c. Pop. 383.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1940 - Something She Ate
For three years it was thought that six-year-old Bunnie Jean Morrow suffered from "asthma." Last week it was learned that it was cottonseed hulls in her lungs.

It was thought that the child drew the hulls deep into her lungs while watching her mother feed cattle at their home near Heflin, Ala. She developed bronchial symptoms and the trouble was diagnosed and accepted as asthma. One skeptical doctor sent her to hospital where X-rays disclosed the real difficulty. Hulls were removed with the aid of a bronchoscope.
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Brooklyn, New York
August 11, 1940
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in and around Heflin:
Cleburne County Mountain Center:

Start your adventure by exploring the Cleburne County Mountain Center. It's a hub for outdoor activities, offering hiking trails, bird watching, and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains.

Talladega National Forest:

If you're an outdoor enthusiast, you can't miss the Talladega National Forest. Hiking, camping, and picnicking are popular activities here. Cheaha State Park, part of the forest, is known for its highest point in Alabama, offering stunning panoramic views.

Choccolocco Park:

A great spot for family outings. Choccolocco Park has sports fields, playgrounds, and walking trails. It's a fantastic place for a picnic or to enjoy some recreational activities.

Lakepoint Resort State Park:

Located just a short drive away, Lakepoint Resort State Park is a haven for water lovers. You can go fishing, boating, or simply relax by the lake. The park also has a golf course for those who enjoy hitting the greens.

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