Heflin, class of 2005, designated 2007, cityofheflin.org
Located midway between Birmingham and Atlanta on Interstate 20, Heflin is the seat of Cleburne County and a convenient location for industry, commerce and cultural activities. Incorporated in 1886, the community was named for physician Wilson L. Heflin, father of James Thomas Heflin, U.S. Senator from Alabama (1920-1931).
With a population of just over 3,400, Heflin boasts a multitude of outdoor activities, including the Loyd Owens canoe trail, Lake Point Disc golf course and the Evans Bridge Field Target, and is the headquarters for the Shoal Creek Ranger District, which provides numerous opportunities for boating, camping, fishing, hiking, horseback riding and hunting. In addition, the city is minutes away from the Chief Ladiga bike trail that connects to Georgia’s Silver Comet Trail and provides a scenic biking experience. Heflin is also the home to the northern portion of the Talladega National Forest, which includes a 3.5-mile Heflin Spur off the Pinhoti National Recreational Trail that leads hikers through Cahulga Creek Park and into historic Downtown Heflin. With seven trails calling Heflin home, the community has become Alabama’s Trail Town ranging from bird watching to horseback riding to wine tasting trails.
850 Ross St, Heflin, AL 36264 | (256) 463-2290