On this day in Alabama history: Town of Heflin incorporated

On this day in Alabama history: Town of Heflin incorporated
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December 10, 1886

The town of Heflin was incorporated on this day in 1886 and has a mayor-council form of government. Nestled between the southern range of the Appalachian Mountains and the Georgia border in northeast Alabama, Heflin is the seat of Cleburne County. Heflin was named for physician Wilson L. Heflin, the father of James Thomas Heflin, who served as U.S. senator from Alabama from 1920-31. Settlers from Georgia and South Carolina largely developed the area. Heflin touches the northern portion of the Talladega National Forest above Interstate 20 and as headquarters of the Shoal Creek Ranger District has many opportunities for boating, camping, fishing, hiking, horseback riding and hunting.

Read more at Encyclopedia of Alabama.

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