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Houston County Genealogy




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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

New Houston County Sheriff appoints 4 new deputies – WSFA

New Houston County Sheriff appoints 4 new deputies
WSFA
Alabama schools received mostly failing grades in a new national report. The report by the United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation ranks Alabama near the bottom when it comes to student achievement.More >>. Alabama schools received mostly …

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Search ongoing for missing plane – Dothan Eagle

Search ongoing for missing plane
Dothan Eagle
Officers with the Henry County Sheriff's Office, the Houston County Sheriff's Office, the Abbeville Police Department along with the Alabama state troopers were also assisting in the search. According to a statement from the Civil Air Patrol, the

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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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HUD Department Sends Final Rule Reports on Federal Housing Administration … – Targeted News Service (subscription)

HUD Department Sends Final Rule Reports on Federal Housing Administration
Targeted News Service (subscription)
… two final rule reports entitled "Suspension of Community Eligibility (Rockingham County, VA, et al.)" (Docket ID FEMA-2014-0002) (Internal Agency Docket No.: FEMA-8341) on Aug. 8, and "Suspension of Community Eligibility (Houston County, AL, et al

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Alabama Governor Bob Riley Sought to Annihilate Corruption Whistleblower – EIN News (press release)

Alabama Governor Bob Riley Sought to Annihilate Corruption Whistleblower
EIN News (press release)
The background to this distressful event lies within judicial and political corruption in Houston County, AL, when it was detected by Bauman Rubenstein and tied directly to former Alabama governor Bob Riley, who was governor at the time the discovery




Man jumps off Dothan bridge minutes after police close roadway below – AL.com

Man jumps off Dothan bridge minutes after police close roadway below
AL.com
DOTHAN, Alabama — A Houston County man suffered serious injuries after jumping off a Dothan overpass Sunday. Police told WTVY in Dothan that the man threatened to jump from the overpass at Columbia Road and Ross Clark Circle when confronted by …
Man Jumps from a Bridge in DothanWTVY, Dothan

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