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Dallas County Alabama History and Profile:

Dallas County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander J. Dallas. Its county seat is Selma.

Dallas County was created by the Alabama territorial legislature on February 9, 1818, from Montgomery County, a portion of the Creek cession of August 9, 1814. It was named for U.S. Treasury Secretary Alexander J. Dallas of Pennsylvania.

Dallas County is located in the Black Belt region of the west-central portion of the state. It is traversed by the Alabama River and bordered by Perry, Chilton, Autauga, Lowndes, Wilcox, and Marengo counties. Originally, the county seat was at Cahaba, which also served as the state capital for a brief period. In 1865, the county seat was transferred to Selma. Other towns and communities include Marion Junction, Sardis, Orrville, and Minter.

Source: Wikipedia.

Cities and Towns of Dallas County, Alabama:

* Selma
* Valley Grande

Towns

* Orrville

Census-designated places

* Selmont-West Selmont

Unincorporated communities

* Beloit
* Browns
* Cahaba
* Carlowville
* Crumptonia
* Elm Bluff
* Marion Junction
* Minter
* Plantersville
* Pleasant Hill
* Richmond
* Safford
* Sardis
* Summerfield
* Tyler

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Dallas County Government

Dallas County Government – Official Site

Selma-Dallas County Public Library
1103 Selma Avenue
Selma, AL 36701
Voice (334) 874-1725
Fax (334) 874-1729
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday CLOSED

Dallas County Historic Places

Adams Grove Presbyterian Church
Antique Store
Brown Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church
Cahaba
Carlowville Historic District
Christian Church and Parsonage
Dallas County Courthouse
Doctor’s Office
Driskell-Martin House
First Baptist Church
H. Bruce Hain House
Icehouse Historic District
Marshall’s Grove
John Tyler Morgan House
Old Town Historic District
Wesley Plattenburg House
Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church
Riverdale
Riverview Historic District
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Marcus Meyer Skinner House
Street Manual Training School
Sturdivant Hall
Summerfield District
Todd House
U.S. Post Office Building
Valley Creek Presbyterian Church
Water Avenue Historic District

Dallas County Genealogy Resources

Dallas County Alabama USGenWeb Project Site

Dallas County Alabama USGenWeb Archives

Dallas County Genealogy page at KindredTrails

Black Belt African American Genealogical & Historical Society
Covering the Counties of Alabama’s Black Belt Region–Bullock, Choctaw, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Perry, Pickens, Sumter and Wilcox

Vital Records

Dallas County Clerk
P.O. Box 987
Selma, AL 36702-0987
Phone: (334) 874-2560

If you are outside the state of Alabama and are looking to request copies of vital records you must contact the statewide office of vital records:

Alabama Vital Records
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625
(334) 206-5418
Fax: (334) 262-9563

You can also call (334) 206-5418

There were no birth certificates prior to 1908, some counties may have recorded births in a ledger howeer. One way to search this centrally is by contacting:

Department of Archives and History
624 Washington Ave
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-4363

Birth and Death Records have been recorded in Alabama since 1908, Marriage Records since August 1936 and Divorces since 1950.

Census

1850 Federal Census Index

1850 Federal Census Transcription – Agricultural Schedule

Tax Records

Cemeteries

USGS listing of Cemeteries in Dallas County

Dallas County Cemetery Transcriptions
Cemetery Transcriptions (Although both are usgenweb this seems a slightly different listing.)

Query Forums

Genealogy Forums can be a great way to find other people that are researching the same ancestors as you are. Even if they may be not be researching the same direct line but related lines you may find information that is useful in your own research. Make sure to verify any other research that you add to your own research and try to document it well. If asking questions in genealogy forums it is good to provide as much information as possible and in the subject of the posting try to give name and a date or range of dates to help make your query more likely to be found. Posts with titles like “looking for family” or “help!” are too generic and something along the lines of “John Smith b. abt 1828 md. Hannah Jones” would be more helpful to get your post read by those that are interested in the John Smith/Hannah Jones family.

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News Related to Dallas County, AL

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Alabama pastor accused of raping underage family member – al.com

Alabama pastor accused of raping underage family member
al.com
A Dallas County pastor is behind bars after being charged with raping an underage family member. William Best, 47, is charged with second-degree rape, second-degree sodomy and incest, Dallas County Sheriff Harris Huffman Jr. told WSFA. Best served as …




Dallas County standout and UAB signee William Lee named Gatorade Alabama … – al.com

Dallas County standout and UAB signee William Lee named Gatorade Alabama
al.com
Dallas County standout Willliam Lee led his team to a state title this season. The 6-foot-9 senior was named Class 4A Final 48 MVP and has signed with UAB. He was named the 2014 Gatorade Alabama Boys Basketball Player of the Year on Friday, March 21 …

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Dallas County couple charged with aggravated abuse of 11-year-old girl – al.com (blog)

Dallas County couple charged with aggravated abuse of 11-year-old girl
al.com (blog)
A Dallas County couple has been arrested and charged with abuse of an 11-year-old girl following a complaint from the girl's classmate. WSFA reports that 27-year-old Jonathan Wilson and 25-year-old Tessie Wilson were charged with aggravated child …
Authorities: Dallas Co. girl beaten 'to prevent her from becomin – WSFA.com WSFA

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Baseball: Childersburg tallies 40 hits in doubleheader sweep against Dallas … – al.com

Baseball: Childersburg tallies 40 hits in doubleheader sweep against Dallas
al.com
Class 4A No. 3 Childersburg poured on 43 runs on 40 hits in two games to sweep a road doubleheader against Area 6 rival Dallas County. Zack Lightsey was 4-for-4 with a home run, four runs scored and five RBIs in game one as the Tigers (18-1, 6-0) …




Dallas Co. pastor charged with multiple sex crimes – WTVM

Dallas Co. pastor charged with multiple sex crimes
WTVM
DALLAS COUNTY, AL (WSFA) -. A Dallas County pastor is under arrest and charged with multiple sex crimes. William Best, 47, is accused of raping an underage family member. He's charged with second degree rape, second degree sodomy and incest, …




Inmate at Dallas County Jail found dead – Selma Times-Journal

Inmate at Dallas County Jail found dead
Selma Times-Journal
Though an autopsy report by the Alabama Bureau of Investigation is pending, Huffman said her death was likely related to a medical condition that gave her seizures. “She came in with a medical condition and continued to experience that condition during
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