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Welcome to Heflin ...

The city of Heflin is located in Cleburne County<1> and is the County Seat for Cleburne County.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Heflin, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Heflin has a population of 3,416 people<2> (see below for details).

Heflin is 980 feet [299 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Heflin lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Heflin (for example, toward Jake (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Area codes for Heflin: (256) and (938)<4>

The ZIP code for Heflin: 36264<5>

Websites for Heflin ...

Official Website: www.cityofheflin.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Heflin had an population of 3,416 people. This is a decrease of 1.84% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.79% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Heflin had a population of 3,480 people (or 23.24% of the total population of Cleburne County). This makes Heflin the county's most populous community.

The population of Heflin represents 0.07% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 130th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,480 people, the population of Heflin increased 15.92% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,002 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Heflin.

Communities Also Named Heflin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 5 communities that are also named Heflin - they are located in Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina (2) and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Heflin.

Communities near Heflin ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Heflin.

  • Oxford
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
  • Anniston
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
  • Jacksonville
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacksonville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksonville
    • Jacksonville is located in Calhoun County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,972 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Jacksonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jacksonville <6>
  • Piedmont
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piedmont have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piedmont
    • Piedmont is located in Calhoun County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,470 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Piedmont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piedmont <6>
  • Tallapoosa
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
  • Weaver
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weaver have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weaver
    • Weaver is located in Calhoun County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,030 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Weaver
  • Hobson City
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hobson City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobson City
    • Hobson City is located in Calhoun County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 749 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Hobson City
  • Ranburne
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Fruithurst
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fruithurst
    • Fruithurst is located in Cleburne County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 284 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Fruithurst
  • Blue Mountain
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Mountain
    • Blue Mountain is located in Calhoun County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Blue Mountain

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Heflin. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Heflin.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Heflin. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Heflin.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Heflin. See our Newspapers Page for Heflin.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Heflin ...

Looking for more information about Heflin? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Heflin, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Heflin.

Adding Heflin to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Heflin in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Heflin was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Heflin on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Heflin.

The official website for Heflin: www.cityofheflin.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Cleburne, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Heflin.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Heflin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Heflin). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Heflin or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.









 

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