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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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Dallas County man shot and killed by older brother Monday – Selma Times-Journal

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5 under the radar Birmingham Metro football teams poised to take a step … – al.com

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Shades Valley won just one football game in 2011. … There's an outside shot at a fourth or fifth-place spot with Calera, Central-Tuscaloosa, Demopolis, Dallas County, Jemison, Sumter Central and Wilcox Central to contend with.

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How John Wiley Price’s indictment compares to past Dallas public corruption trials – Dallas Morning News


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How John Wiley Price's indictment compares to past Dallas public corruption trials
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U.S. Attorney Sarah Saldaña guided the office through the City Hall investigations, and Price's lead defense lawyer was Al Lipscomb's lead lawyer as well. The judge assigned to the Price trial, U.S. District Judge Barbara Lynn, is no stranger to high
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JWP indictment: Biggest public corruption case In Dallas history? – WFAA

JWP indictment: Biggest public corruption case In Dallas history?
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It was hard not to like Al Lipscomb. Don Hill, the City Hall investigation, was certainly more wide-ranging. it involved more people and more time. But I think John Wiley Price is the most powerful persona to be indicted in Dallas County history." The




Take a photo tour of Alabama’s oldest and most picturesque courthouses, built … – The Birmingham News – al.com

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Additions have been made over the years, and the courthouse was repaired following a 1912 tornado and redesigned following a 1925 fire, according to the Encyclopedia of Alabama. It is the one of four antebellum courthouses still used for court


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