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Houston County Alabama History and Profile:

Houston County is a county of the State of Alabama. As of 2009 the population was 100,085. Its county seat is Dothan.

Houston County is part of the Dothan Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Houston County was established on February 9, 1903, from parts of Dale County, Geneva County and Henry County. It was named after George Smith Houston, a Governor of Alabama.

Source: Wikipedia.

Cities and Towns of Houston County, Alabama:

* Ashford
* Avon
* Columbia
* Cottonwood
* Cowarts
* Dothan (parts of Dothan are in Dale County and in Henry County)
* Gordon
* Kinsey
* Madrid
* Rehobeth
* Taylor
* Webb

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Houston County Government

Houston County Alabama Government – Official Site

Houston-Love Memorial Library
212 West Burdeshaw Street
Dothan, AL 36302

Houston County Historic Places

Alabama Midland Railway Depot
Atlantic Coastline Railroad Passenger Depot
Dothan Municipal Light and Water Plant
Dothan Opera House
Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse
Main Street Commercial District
Purcell-Killingsworth House

Houston County Genealogy Resources

Houston County Alabama USGenWeb project site

Houston County Alabama GenWeb Archives

Houston County Genealogy page at KindredTrails

Vital Records

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 however. 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

Tax Records

Cemeteries

USGS listing of Cemeteries in Houston County

Houston 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.

Houston County, AL at
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News Related to Houston County, AL

“Houston County” al – Google News

AL Governor Robert Bentley Appoints Donald Valenza As Houston County Sheriff – WTVY, Dothan


Dothan First
AL Governor Robert Bentley Appoints Donald Valenza As Houston County Sheriff
WTVY, Dothan
"Well my goal is to keep the Houston County Sheriff's Department prestigious. The recognition we have at this time throughout the state of Alabama is great. I want to keep Sheriff Hughes' legacy. He set the presence for us and we want to keep it going
Governor appoints Valenza Houston Co. SheriffWSFA
Bentley appoints Valenza as new sheriff for Houston CountyDothan First
Houston Co. chief deputy sheriff chosen to replace department's outgoing leaderDaily Journal
Dothan Eagle
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Houston County Sheriff Andy Hughes resigns, takes new post with state – al.com


Dothan First
Houston County Sheriff Andy Hughes resigns, takes new post with state
al.com
DOTHAN, AlabamaHouston County Sheriff Andy Hughes is stepping down from his post effective Aug. 17 to take the position of assistant director of Homeland Security with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. Hughes, who served as the Houston …
Andy Hughes Joining AL Homeland SecurityWTVY, Dothan
Houston County sheriff stepping down to begin work with Alabama Law The Republic
Sheriff Andy Hughes resigning from officeDothan Eagle
Daily Journal -MyFoxAL
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Committee selects new Houston Co. Sheriff candidate – WSFA

Committee selects new Houston Co. Sheriff candidate
WSFA
We are respected through the state of Alabama, and that is where I want to keep us. I will have to have help with my whole department." There are no Democratic candidates running in the Houston County Sheriff's race. Hughes announced his resignation in …

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Fatal crash in Houston County – WSFA

Fatal crash in Houston County
WSFA
Witnesses say that Patterson had crossed the westbound land fine but was hit crossing in the eastbound lanes. It appears at this time that Patterson was homeless. Ashford Police handled the accident but the Alabama State Troopers and the Houston County …

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Football planner, Sept. 15-21 – Macon Telegraph (blog)


Macon Telegraph (blog)
Football planner, Sept. 15-21
Macon Telegraph (blog)
Houston County and Warner Robins face off at McConnell-Talbert Stadium; the Demons own a 12-3-1 record in the series. • Northside is 5-0 all-time against region foe Jones County as the two teams meet in Region 2-AAAAA action. • Georgia Tech opens …

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Cardinals finish off regular season strong – La Crosse Tribune

Cardinals finish off regular season strong
La Crosse Tribune
Kahtan Al-Kaissy finished 3-for-5 with a double, while Favre went 2-for-4. Belaustegui and Eric Cummings both went 2-for-5, while Traxler went 2-for-6 with 2 doubles. Zach Paulson was 2-for-6 with a double and Ray went 2-for-4 with 2 doubles. La


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