The town of Vina is located in central Franklin County in northwest Alabama. It has a mayor/council form of government. Eight-term congressman Carl Elliott (1913-1999) was raised in Vina.

Known in the mid-nineteenth century as Jones Crossroads after a prominent early family, and then New Burleson, the town changed its name to Vina when the railroad came through after the wife of a railroad engineer. The town incorporated in 1909. In 2009, the town built a new park, community center, and storm shelter. Several years later, it established an industrial park.


According to 2020 Census estimates, Vina recorded a population of 418. Of that number, 95.0 percent of respondents identified themselves as white, 3.8 percent as Asian, and 1.2 percent as African American. The town's median household income was $34,250, and the per capita income was $14,063.


According to 2020 Census estimates, the workforce in Vina was divided among the following industrial categories:

  • Manufacturing (37.4 percent)
  • Educational services and health care and social assistance (14.5 percent)
  • Retail trade (14.5 percent)
  • Transportation and warehousing, and utilities (12.2 percent)
  • Construction (11.5 percent)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services (4.6 percent)
  • Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing (2.3 percent)
  • Public administration (1.5 percent)
  • Wholesale trade (1.5 percent)


Education in Vina is overseen by the Franklin County Schools; the town has one K-12 school.


Vina is bisected by State Route 19, which runs southeast-west through the town, and County Road 23, which runs northeast-southwest through the town.

Events and Places of Interest

Vina Park features athletic facilities, a walking track, a picnic pavilion, and restrooms. The community center hosts local events and provides community lunch three days a week.  

Further Reading

  • Heritage of Franklin County, Alabama. Clanton, Ala.: Heritage Publishing Consultants, Inc., 1999.

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