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Cleburne County

 

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 rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds to the north of the center of Heflin. 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 flat roof is a square dome with clock and small cupola at the top. In the interior are wood stairs, darkly stained wooden balustrades and trim and mosaic tile floors. The first story floor plan is “T” shaped with stairs ascending to the second story. The County Circuit Court courtroom is located on the west side of the second story. The courtroom has darkly stained wood trim and moulding and a classical motif behind the bench. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 7th Judicial Circuit and the County District Court and County Probate Court. 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

 

See:  The 7th Judicial Circuit includes Calhoun County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1866 and Edwardsville was selected 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Circuit Court courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2010 and 2023