Henagar, Alabama

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Henagar, Alabama
Post Office in Henagar
Post Office in Henagar
Location in DeKalb County and the state of Alabama
Location in DeKalb County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 34°38′1″N 85°44′35″W / 34.63361°N 85.74306°W / 34.63361; -85.74306
Country United States
State Alabama
County DeKalb
 • Total 21.9 sq mi (56.7 km2)
 • Land 21.9 sq mi (56.6 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 1,447 ft (441 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,400
 • Density 109.6/sq mi (42.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35978
Area code(s) 256
FIPS code 01-34096
GNIS feature ID 0150286
Website http://www.cityofhenagar.com/index.php

Henagar is a city in DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 2,400.

Henagar is located on top of Sand Mountain. The South Sauty Creek flows nearby.

The Sand Mountain Potato Festival is celebrated each July in Henagar, with potatoes, live music, entertainment, arts and crafts, games, and fireworks.

One of the few drive-in theaters in the United States is located in Henagar.


Henagar was first settled around 1855. The town is named after an early settler, George Henegar.

A post office was established in 1878. It was then that a postal official misspelled the town's name "Henagar".

In 1901, a public school was built. Henagar incorporated in 1965.[1]


Henagar is located at 34°38′1″N 85°44′35″W / 34.63361°N 85.74306°W / 34.63361; -85.74306 (34.633700, -85.742921).[2]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 21.9 square miles (57 km2), of which, 21.9 square miles (57 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.14%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,400 people, 937 households, and 715 families residing in the town. The population density was 109.8 people per square mile (42.4/km²). There were 1,056 housing units at an average density of 48.3 per square mile (18.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.46% White, 1.67% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 1.58% from two or more races. 0.71% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 937 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.8% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.6% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,777, and the median income for a family was $34,469. Males had a median income of $29,309 versus $19,401 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,836. About 10.3% of families and 16.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.0% of those under age 18 and 25.5% of those age 65 or over.


Students are served by the DeKalb County Board of Education.

Henagar Junior High School, home of "The Wildcats", is located in the town.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ Kaetz, James P. (Aug 31, 2012). "Henagar". Encyclopedia of Alabama. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 34°38′01″N 85°44′35″W / 34.6337°N 85.742921°W / 34.6337; -85.742921