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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

Police: sex assault occurred at youth treatment facility – Dothan Eagle

Police: sex assault occurred at youth treatment facility
Dothan Eagle
Dothan police investigators told a Houston County judge that a 17-year-old boy punched another boy in the nose during an alleged sexual assault at the Laurel Oaks Behavioral Health Center. Police investigator Susie Peters testified as part of a bail




HCRU honors Ingrams – Dothan Eagle

HCRU honors Ingrams
Dothan Eagle
The Houston County Rescue Unit dedicated its headquarters Thursday to its founders, John C. and Frankie Ingram. A nonprofit volunteer search and rescue team that assists law enforcement agencies in Alabama, Florida and Georgia, the unit was founded in …

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Covington County deputy killed in traffic wreck – Dothan First


Dothan First
Covington County deputy killed in traffic wreck
Dothan First
Houston County Sheriff Andy Hughes also said he was aware of the death. A person with knowledge of the accident … However, heavy rains fell Friday across south Alabama causing some buildup of water along roadways. It's not immediately known if other …

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Greene County raids close last nontribal casinos in statecomment (0) – Alabama Baptist

Greene County raids close last nontribal casinos in statecomment (0)
Alabama Baptist
Greene County must follow the same rules related to the game of bingo as all other counties do, according to an April 1 ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court. Issuing decisions from six separate cases in one order, the court dealt with two cases from

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Toadlick Organizers Say Event Will Go On As Planned – WTVY, Dothan


Dothan First
Toadlick Organizers Say Event Will Go On As Planned
WTVY, Dothan
DOTHAN, AL — A Houston County Circuit Judge will hear arguments on Thursday for a motion filed earlier this week regarding the Toadlick Music Festival. The injunction was filed on behalf of Walker360, asking that a Toadlick business account be frozen.
Hearing on Toadlick suit set for ThursdayDothan Eagle
Toadlick Music Festival responds to suit seeking to freeze its a – WSFA.com WSFA
Toadlick responds to advertising dispute lawsuitDothan First

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Ad company withdraws motion to freeze Toadlick Music Fest’s asse – WSFA.com … – WSFA

Ad company withdraws motion to freeze Toadlick Music Fest's asse – WSFA.com
WSFA
The show will go on for the popular south Alabama Toadlick Music Festival after an advertising company agreed to drop its court motion attempting to freeze the venue's assets. Will Matthews, attorney for Montgomery-based advertising agency Walker360

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