The Town of Lineville (Crooked Creek) was built on what was at that time the dividing line between Talladega and Randolph Counties, hence the name, Lineville.
The Civil War saw some 56 area men interred in the Old Lineville Cemetery. By the end of the war, Confederate money had become useless and the area suffered hardships. Clay County formed in 1866. The town’s name was officially changed to Lineville in 1870 when it became the temporary seat of government for Clay County.
Clay county lies in what was some of the last lands occupied by the Creek Indians before their removal west in 1832. Given its hilly terrain and lack of rich land, early settlers to the area tended to be poor farmers. The county remains one of the most rural and sparsely populated counties in Alabama.
Ashland, Alabama is the county seat of Clay County and is known as the City of Friends. Ashland is proud of its small town atmosphere and offers many features found in much larger areas. Incorporated in 1871, the City of Ashland is located in east central Alabama just minutes from the recreation areas of Mt. Cheaha, Lake Harris and the Talladega National forest.
Ashland Alabama Contact Information:
83183 Hwy. 9
Ashland, AL 36251
Cheaha State Park
Clay County Alabama
Cleburne County Alabama
Cheaha State Park is a 2,799-acre state park in Alabama, located in northern Clay and southwestern Cleburne counties. The park, which is Alabama’s oldest continuously operating state park, encompasses Cheaha Mountain, the highest point in the state. Park facilities include a lodge, restaurant, general store, campsites, hiking trails, and other amenities. Day-use: The park has day-use areas for picnicking, swimming, and fishing. Scenic overlooks: Cheaha Mountain is topped with Bunker Tower, a stone building with an observation deck on top. Near the peak, Bald Rock has a wheelchair-accessible wooden walkway that provides an overlook of the surrounding region.
Clay County Alabama
Cheaha Mountain, often called Mount Cheaha, is the highest natural point in the U.S. state of Alabama. It is located a few miles northwest of the town of Delta in scenic Talladega State Park, which offers a lodge, a restaurant, and other amenities. The highest point is marked with a USGS benchmark in front of Bunker Tower, a stone Civilian Conservation Corps building with an observation deck on top. The CCC also constructed a road to Cheaha, but the road has been closed for years. The old road is known as CC Road and contains interesting ruins.