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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

Gay marriage advocates send second warning to Houston County Probate Judge – AL.com


AL.com
Gay marriage advocates send second warning to Houston County Probate Judge
AL.com
… it is unclear whether he plans to start issuing same-sex marriage licenses any time soon. Probate judges in several counties, including Shelby and Washington, have said they will only honor orders from the Alabama Supreme Court or U.S. Supreme Court.




Houston County sheriff’s deputy charged with domestic violence – Dothan Eagle


Dothan Eagle
Houston County sheriff's deputy charged with domestic violence
Dothan Eagle
Dothan police arrested a longtime Houston County Sheriff's deputy over the weekend, charging him with third-degree domestic violence for a dispute with his stepchild. Dothan Police Sgt. Maurice “Mac” Eggleston confirmed police officers arrested James …

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In Alabama City, Gay Couple Try to Wed, Early and Often – New York Times


New York Times
In Alabama City, Gay Couple Try to Wed, Early and Often
New York Times
At 7 a.m. on Monday, they had driven to the Houston County administration building in downtown Dothan, an agricultural hub in southeastern Alabama that calls itself the Peanut Capital of the World. Here, in a probate office that opens for business

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Alabama Probate Judges Cease Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses – WTVY, Dothan


WTVY, Dothan
Alabama Probate Judges Cease Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses
WTVY, Dothan
Houston County Probate Judge Patrick Davenport will continue to operate under 30-1-9 and issue no marriage licenses at least until the five days of appeal time runs for the respondents in the underlying case before the Supreme Court. Davenport tells
Henry, Dale and Coffee counties no longer issuing marriage licenses to gay Dothan Eagle

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Southern culture lured commission candidate Beth Kenward to Alabama – Dothan Eagle


Dothan Eagle
Southern culture lured commission candidate Beth Kenward to Alabama
Dothan Eagle
She has been politically involved through the Houston County Republican Women's Club, but hasn't sought political office, until about two years ago. “I realized we live in a city where one person can really make a difference. You can see the fruit of




Davenport issues statement on same sex marriage in Houston County – Dothan First


Dothan First
Davenport issues statement on same sex marriage in Houston County
Dothan First
The Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that it would not extend a stay in a recent court decision that appears to rule Alabama's same sex marriage law unconstitutional. However, the state's attorney general, Luther Strange, is asking
Local judges say they'll issue licenses, some ceasing ceremoniesDothan Eagle
Wiregrass Probate Judges Say They Won't Marry Gay CouplesWTVY, Dothan

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