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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.

The location of Heflin has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Heflin has a population of 3,409 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Heflin.

Heflin is 980 feet [299 m] above sea level.<4>.

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).

Telephone area codes for Heflin: (256) and (938)<5>

The ZIP code for Heflin: 36264<6>

Websites for Heflin ...

Official Website: www.cityofheflin.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Heflin had an population of 3,409 people. This is a decrease of 2.04% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.56% 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 (with a count of 3,002 people).

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

Adding Heflin to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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.

In addition, we also found mention of Heflin elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Heflin on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Heflin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have 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.

  • Anniston [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anniston
    • Anniston [Calhoun County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the west of Heflin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 21,287 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anniston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anniston<8>
  • Oxford [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxford
    • Oxford [Calhoun County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the west of Heflin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 21,225 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oxford<8>
  • Jacksonville [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksonville
    • Jacksonville [Calhoun County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Heflin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,544 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacksonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jacksonville<8>
  • Piedmont [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piedmont
    • Piedmont [Calhoun County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Heflin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,535 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piedmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piedmont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piedmont<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Weaver [Calhoun County]
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      • Weaver [Calhoun County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Heflin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,061 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weaver have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weaver
    • Hobson City [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobson City
      • Hobson City [Calhoun County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the west of Heflin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 755 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hobson City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobson City
    • Ranburne [Cleburne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ranburne
      • Ranburne [Cleburne County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Heflin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 398 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ranburne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ranburne<8>
    • Fruithurst [Cleburne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fruithurst
      • Fruithurst [Cleburne County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the northeast of Heflin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 280 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fruithurst
    • Blue Mountain [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Mountain
      • Blue Mountain [Calhoun County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the west of Heflin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Mountain
    • Edwardsville [Cleburne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edwardsville
      • Edwardsville [Cleburne County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the northeast of Heflin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 196 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edwardsville

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Cleburne County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Heflin.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Heflin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).
<6>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).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Heflin) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Heflin. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Heflin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Heflin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6472, Longitude: -85.5702       In this case, the coordinates for Heflin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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