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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

Former Houston County, Alabama Attorney Indicted, Arrested for Alleged … – WTVY, Dothan

Former Houston County, Alabama Attorney Indicted, Arrested for Alleged
WTVY, Dothan
Douglas Valeska, District Attorney for the 20th Judicial Circuit, Houston County, Alabama; and Joseph Borg, Director of the Alabama Securities Commission (ASC) announced that on September 19, 2014, Frederick Mitchell “Mitch” McNab, of Dothan, Alabama …
Former Houston County attorney accused of misusing $10.5 million in client fundsThe Huntsville Times – al.com
Dothan attorney accused in $10M securities caseWashington Times
Former Dothan attorney indicted in $10 million securities fraud case involving Daily Journal

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Houston County Commission honored for safety – Dothan Eagle (blog)

Houston County Commission honored for safety
Dothan Eagle (blog)
The Association of County Commissions of Alabama's Self-Insured Liability Insurance Fund honored the Houston County Commission this week with a second-place award for its safety and loss control efforts. Houston County finished second in its category, …




Funeral for Charles Henderson football player Demario Harris set for Saturday – The Huntsville Times – al.com


The Huntsville Times – al.com
Funeral for Charles Henderson football player Demario Harris set for Saturday
The Huntsville Times – al.com
Houston County coroner Robert Byrd said the attending physician at the hospital will certify the cause of death on the teen's death certificate. It normally takes three to four days to have that done, Byrd said. An autopsy is not required for Harris

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Authorities Arrest Two Men for Burglary – WTVY, Dothan


Dothan First
Authorities Arrest Two Men for Burglary
WTVY, Dothan
The Houston County Sheriff's Office responded to a burglary in progress call involving two male suspects at the 100 block of Bowen Rd. Ashford, Al. Upon the arrival of the Houston County Sheriff's Deputy, Shawn Curlee was taken into custody immediately …
Ashford burglary part of a bigger scheme?Dothan First

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Alabama high school football scores, Friday, Sept. 26 – Alabama’s News Leader

Alabama high school football scores, Friday, Sept. 26
Alabama’s News Leader
Alabama high school football scores from Friday, Sept. 26, 2014: [Click here to watch Friday Night Blitz videos] Abbeville 38, Houston County 7. Alabama Christian Academy 29, Fultondale 13 … Jacksonville Christian 56, Alabama School for the Deaf 16
Friday's ScoresSFGate

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Houston County commission chairman recognized for public service – Dothan First


Dothan First
Houston County commission chairman recognized for public service
Dothan First
The Association of County Commissions of Alabama is a statewide organization representing county government in Alabama. ACCA promotes improved county government services in Alabama, offers educational programs for county officials and their staff …

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