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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
County Line's population according to the 2010 Census was 258. Of that number, 94.2 percent of respondents identified themselves as white, 3.1 percent as Native American, 1.2 percent as Asian, 1.2 percent as African American, 0.4 percent as Hispanic or Latino, and 0.4 percent as two or more races. The town's median household income, according to 2010 estimates, was $58,942, and the per capita income was $22,650.
Employment
According to the 2010 Census, the workforce in County Line was divided among the following occupational categories:
· Educational services, and health care and social assistance (33.3 percent)
· Construction (18.5 percent)
· Professional, scientific, management, and administrative and waste   management services (16.3 percent)
· Transportation and warehousing and utilities (11.1 percent)
· Finance, insurance, and real estate, rental, and leasing (10.4 percent)
· Manufacturing (3.0 percent)
· Wholesale trade (2.2 percent)
· Information (2.2 percent)
· Arts, entertainment, recreation, and accommodation and food services (1.5   percent)
· Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and extractive (1.5 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:  September 8, 2016