Headland, class of 2006, designated 2019, headlandalabama.org
The largest city in Henry County and part of Dothan’s metropolitan area, Headland was founded in 1871 by Confederate veteran James Joshua Head (1839–1927) who moved to the area, patented land, plotted the town and built his home. The people of the town referred to the area as “Head’s Land,” and when the post office opened on October 10, 1871, Headland was officially established. For many years, Headland remained a small community, but being surrounded by rich farmland provided the area with an agricultural boom. In 1912, Headland operated the largest cotton oil mill in Alabama.
With a population of just over 4,900, Headland grew from the timberlands of southeast Alabama into the “Gem of the Wiregrass” – a progressive community with robust commercial businesses, quality schools, community driven organizations, multiple religious institutions, a variety of recreational options and several community festivals.
25 Grove Street Headland, AL 36345-1749 | 334-785-5600