Hackleburg Alabama

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Harper's cereographic map of the United States and Canada : showing the canals, rail roads, and principal stage routes

Hackleburg Alabama

Hackleburg Alabama

Hackleburg Alabama

Hackleburg is a town in Marion County. Prior to non-Indian settlement, the Hackleburg area served as hunting grounds for the Chickasaw Indians. Settlers arrived in the early 1800s and the community formed at the intersection of several stage roads and Jackson’s Military Road.

  It incorporated on August 23, 1909. At the 2010 census, its population was 1,430.

Hackleburg  was named for the abundance of hackberry trees in the area. A post office opened in the town in 1885.

 It incorporated on August 23, 1909. At the 2010 census, its population was 1,430.

Hackleburg Alabama History

In 1848, telegraph lines were laid along Jackson’s Military Road and a grist mill, cotton gin, and sawmill were soon established. By 1884, a general stored opened in Hackleburg, followed by a post office in 1885. The Illinois Central Railroad ran a line through the town in the early 1900s, prompting the construction of a train station and worker housing.

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