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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
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
Haleburg's population according to the 2010 Census was 103. Of that number, 94.2 percent of respondents identified themselves as white, 4.9 percent as African American, and 1.0 percent as two or more races. The town's median household income, according to 2010 estimates, was $50,417, and the per capita income was $25,212.
Employment
According to the 2010 Census, the workforce in Haleburg was divided among the following occupational categories:
· Educational services, and health care and social assistance (25.0 percent)
· Retail trade (22.9 percent)
· Arts, entertainment, recreation, and accommodation and food services (12.5   percent)
· Manufacturing (10.4 percent)
· Public administration (10.4 percent)
· Transportation and warehousing and utilities (6.3 percent)
· Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and extractive (4.2 percent)
· Construction (4.2 percent)
· Information (4.2 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 12, 2017