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By Wayne Ruple

Cleburne County is strategically situated among the 2 significant towns of Birmingham and Atlanta. as soon as part of Benton County, Cleburne County used to be formally created in 1866 by means of the Alabama legislature and named in honor of Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne, who served the Confederacy through the Civil struggle. The Talladega nationwide wooded area covers the western half the county and contains Mount Cheaha, the top aspect within the kingdom. Cleburne County received nationwide notoriety within the 1840s whilst gold was once came across round Arbacoochee, which turned one of many biggest mining cities within the nation. Over $5 million in gold was once mined there. within the early 1900s, the area's gentle weather and wealthy soil drew a number of hundred settlers from northern states who got here to Cleburne County and confirmed a wine-producing colony, Fruithurst, which produced up to 23,000 gallons consistent with year.

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