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Haleburg

James P. Kaetz, Auburn University
Haleburg is located in southeastern Henry County in the southeastern corner of the state just west of the Chattahoochee River. It has a mayor/city council form of government. Negro League veteran and Major League Baseball Hall of Fame player and executive Monte Irvin was born in Haleburg in 1919.
History
Haleburg Mural
The Haleburg area was first settled during the late 1810s. It was named for Jonathan Hale, an early settler, although some sources give his name as Hales. The first school was located on the Sutton plantation, about a mile east of Haleburg; it also was called Walnut Grove. As it grew, Haleburg attracted a number of settlers and merchants, a sawmill, a cotton gin, and a turpentine distillery. The town was incorporated in 1910 as Halesburg; it is unclear when the "s" was dropped and the town became Haleburg. It was reincorporated in 1911.
Demographics
According to 2016 Census estimates, Haleburg recorded a population of 119. Of that number, 94.1 percent of respondents identified themselves as white and 5.9 percent as African American. The town's median household income was $56,000, and the per capita income was $24,890.
Employment
According to 2016 Census estimates, the workforce in Haleburg was divided among the following industrial categories:
  • Educational services, and health care and social assistance (32.8 percent)
  • Transportation and warehousing and utilities (14.1 percent)
  • Finance (10.9 percent)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and extractive (9.4 percent)
  • Construction (7.8 percent)
  • Public administration (7.8 percent)
  • Retail trade (6.3 percent)
  • Other services, except public administration (4.7 percent)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation, and accommodation and food services (1.6 percent)
  • Manufacturing (1.6 percent)
  • Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services (1.6 percent)
  • Wholesale trade (1.6 percent)
Education
Students in Haleburg attend Henry County schools; no public schools are located within the town limits.
Transportation
State Highway 95 bisects Haleburg running northwest-southeast, and County Highway 101 runs east-west through town.
Events and Places of Interest
The Abbie Creek Bridge (ca. 1930), located about three miles north of Haleburg, is listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage.

Additional Resources

Henry County Heritage Book Committee. The Heritage of Henry County, Alabama Clanton, Ala.: Heritage Publishing Consultants, 2002.
Published:  June 12, 2017   |   Last updated:  June 5, 2019