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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

“Dallas County” al – Google News

Dallas County man convicted on charges related to shooting, dumping 13 cows … – AL.com

Dallas County man convicted on charges related to shooting, dumping 13 cows
AL.com
Erin Edgemon | eedgemon@al.com By Erin Edgemon | eedgemon@al.com AL. … A Dallas County man was found guilty of charges related to shooting 13 cows and dumping their bodies in Six Mile Creek 11 years ago. Ladique Brown, 64, was found guilty …

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High Profile Cases Head to Dallas County Court – Alabama News Network (press release)

High Profile Cases Head to Dallas County Court
Alabama News Network (press release)
Witness testimony is now underway in the capital murder trial of Joseph Walters. Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson says he expects the trial to last about a week. Jackson says Walters shot and killed Rodney Walters on New Year's morning




Park closing would be disaster for Dallas County – Selma Times-Journal

Park closing would be disaster for Dallas County
Selma Times-Journal
Proposed budget cuts have targeted 15 Alabama State Parks. Among them is Selma's own Paul Grist. The cuts would take $11.4 million away from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. That is just a fraction of the proposed General Fund …

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Grant covers hazardous material training – Selma Times-Journal

Grant covers hazardous material training
Selma Times-Journal
Dallas County Emergency Management Agency Director Rhonda Johnson received permission from commissioners Monday to accept a $24,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The grant, which is administered by the Alabama Emergency …




Slave shackles unearthed on Alabama farm inspires book – Greenwich Time

Slave shackles unearthed on Alabama farm inspires book
Greenwich Time
"By age 11, I was marching in protest movements," Bland is quoted as saying in the book. "I remember what it felt like to kneel and pray on the front steps of the Dallas County Courthouse. Even though I was not old enough to register to vote, I still

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Minors crash stolen SUV into gas pump after chase from Selma to Montgomery – FOX6 WBRC – MyFoxAL.com


Montgomery Advertiser
Minors crash stolen SUV into gas pump after chase from Selma to Montgomery
FOX6 WBRC – MyFoxAL.com
All four suspects were returned to the Selma Police Department, and the three juveniles were transported to the Dallas County Detention Facility. All four are also wanted in Montgomery for probation violations and theft. Smith was transported to the
Selma to Montgomery high speed chase ends in crashSelma Times-Journal

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