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County Line

James P. Kaetz, Auburn University
County Line is located in south-central Blount County and north-central Jefferson County in the central part of the state. It has a mayor/city council form of government.
History
County Line's name is literal; half the town lies in Jefferson County, and the other half in Blount County. The town incorporated on August 27, 1957, to avoid being annexed and taxed by nearby Trafford, which lies mainly in Jefferson County but also partly in Blount County. On the Blount County side, the Southern Democrat (now called the Blount Countian) referred to County Line as existing within the Pine Mountain community. This community sits on the Blount Mountain Range, which is one of the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Within this side of County Line is County Line Baptist Church, which is noted for holding religious revivals as well as licensing 34 men to preach since 1897 and ordaining 46 as deacons and ministers. The County Line Cemetery is also in the Pine Mountain Community.
Demographics
According to 2016 Census estimates, County Line recorded a population of 316. Of that number, 99.1 percent of respondents identified themselves as white and 0.9 percent as Asian. The town's median household income was $48,884, and the per capita income was $26,076.
Employment
According to 2016 Census estimates, the workforce in County Line was divided among the following industrial categories:
· Public administration (26.3 percent)
· Other services, except public administration (23.4 percent)
· Transportation and warehousing and utilities (12.4 percent)
· Finance, insurance, and real estate, rental, and leasing (8.6 percent)
· Professional, scientific, management, and administrative and waste   management services (8.6 percent)
· Construction (7.2 percent)
· Retail trade (3.8 percent)
· Educational services, and health care and social assistance (3.3 percent)
· Manufacturing (3.3 percent)
· Arts, entertainment, recreation, and accommodation and food services (1.9   percent)
· Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and extractive (1.0 percent)
Education
Students in County Line attend either Jefferson or Blount County schools; no public schools are located within the town limits.
Transportation
County Highway 153 runs northwest-south through the town, and County Highway 22 runs east and north.

Additional Resources

Jefferson County Heritage Book Committee. The Heritage of Jefferson County, Alabama. Clanton, Ala.: Heritage Publishing Consultants, 2002.
Blount County Heritage Book Committee. The Heritage of Blount County, Alabama. Blount County, Ala.: Heritage Publishing Consultants, 1999.
Published:  September 8, 2016   |   Last updated:  January 11, 2019