Haleyville, Alabama

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Haleyville, Alabama
Location in Winston County and the state of Alabama
Location in Winston County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 34°13′48″N 87°37′8″W / 34.23000°N 87.61889°W / 34.23000; -87.61889
Country United States
State Alabama
Counties Winston, Marion
 • Total 7.4 sq mi (19.2 km2)
 • Land 7.4 sq mi (19.2 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 942 ft (287 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 4,182
 • Density 565.1/sq mi (217.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35565
Area code(s) 205
FIPS code 01-32704
GNIS feature ID 0119567

Haleyville is a city in Winston and Marion counties in the U.S. state of Alabama. Most of the city is located in Winston County, with a small portion of the western limits entering Marion County. Haleyville was originally named Davis Cross Roads, having been established at the crossroads of Byler Road[1] and the Illinois Central Railroad. At the 2010 census the population was 4,173.

On February 16, 1968 the first 9-1-1 emergency telephone system in the nation went into service in Haleyville.

On June 1, 2010 Haleyville citizens voted to become the first city in Winston County since prohibition to allow the sale of alcohol.

The first Guthrie's restaurant was opened by Hal Guthrie in Haleyville in 1965.

The city has one site listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the former Feldman's Department Store,[2] and is the closest city to another site, Archeological Site No. 1WI50.


Haleyville is located at 34°13′48″N 87°37′8″W / 34.23000°N 87.61889°W / 34.23000; -87.61889 (34.230131, -87.618978).[3]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.4 square miles (19 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 165
1910 1,111 573.3%
1920 1,404 26.4%
1930 2,115 50.6%
1940 2,427 14.8%
1950 3,331 37.2%
1960 3,746 12.5%
1970 4,190 11.9%
1980 5,306 26.6%
1990 4,452 −16.1%
2000 4,182 −6.1%
2010 4,173 −0.2%
Est. 2013 4,137 −0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2013 Estimate[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 4,182 people, 1,815 households, and 1,148 families residing in the city. The population density was 563.9 people per square mile (217.6/km²). There were 2,061 housing units at an average density of 277.9 per square mile (107.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.81% White, 1.48% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 2.68% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 3.11% of the population were Latino of any race.

There were 1,815 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 52 living with them, 49.3% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 86.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,907, and the median income for a family was $33,875. Males had a median income of $27,028 versus $18,312 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,139. About 18.9% of families and 23.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.9% of those under age 18 and 20.9% of those age 65 or over.


The 'Haleyville City Schools' system operates three places of public education: Haleyville Elementary School; Haleyville Middle School and Haleyville High School. Also within the system lies the Haleyville Center of Technology, a career and vocational training center.

Haleyville High School's mascot is the Lion, and the school colors are red and white.

The system is the home of the several-time national championship-winning Haleyville High School Band, its last notable victory came under the direction of Ken Williams (director from 1990 to 2007), during a national competition held 2003 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, in Dallas, TX. The band received all superior ratings and was crowned Grand Champion of the competition.[7]

In October 2014 Haleyville High School was awarded the Safe School Initiative Award of Excellence.[8]


The 2008 Running Lions finished third in the state in cross country. The 2009 Running Lions boys team also finished third in the state in cross country. The Haleyville Boys Golf team qualified for the state championship tournament in 2005 (seventh place), 2006 (sixth place), 2007 (fourth place), 2008 (sixth place), 2010 (sixth place), and 2011 (fourth place). The Haleyville Lions Baseball team reaches the state finals two years in a row coming in second (2008) and State Champions (2009). The Lady Lions Softball team winning a Championship in their second year reaching the state tournament (2012). The Lady Lions also won yet another state championship making it 2 in a row in (2013) [7]

City Council[edit]

The election of August 26, 2008, elected the following to city council.[9] They officially took office November 3, 2008.[10]

  • Mayor- Ken Sunseri (2008–present)
  • Place 1- Royce Benefield (2008–present)
  • Place 2- Drew Thrasher (2008–present)
  • Place 3- Bud Wilson (2008–present)
  • Place 4- Jonathan Bennett (2008–present)
  • Place 5- Bicycle Bittinger (2008–present)

Notable natives[edit]


  1. ^ Madd River Designs. "Byler Road". Rootsweb.com. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ a b The Northwest Alabamian newspaper
  8. ^ http://www.hbtv.us/news/?story_id=2354
  9. ^ "City Election Results Certified". HBTV.us. 2008-09-02. Retrieved 2008-10-28. 
  10. ^ "Newly Elected Mayor and City Council Hold First Meeting". HBTV.us. 2008-09-04. Retrieved 2008-10-28. 
  11. ^ Ben Smith  . "Ben Smith, OE at". Nfl.com. Retrieved 2014-03-17. 

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Coordinates: 34°13′48″N 87°37′08″W / 34.230131°N 87.618978°W / 34.230131; -87.618978