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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

Houston County teenager killed trying to stop rolling SUV – AL.com


AL.com
Houston County teenager killed trying to stop rolling SUV
AL.com
County Coroner Robert Byrd told the Dothan Eagle that Michael Dale Enfinger, 17, of Wicksburg became trapped in the door of his SUV when it hit a tree near his home. Byrd said the vehicle had apparently started rolling down a slight hill at the boy's home.

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NWS: Damage in Houston, Henry counties caused by tornadoes – WAFF


Dothan First
NWS: Damage in Houston, Henry counties caused by tornadoes
WAFF
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -. The National Weather Service in Tallahassee, FL, confirmed damage in Henry and Houston counties Sunday morning was caused by two tornadoes. Both have been given an EF-1 rating. The Houston County tornado traveled …
Storms race through Wiregrass, causing damageDothan Eagle

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Man Charged with Murder in Gordon Stabbing – WTVY, Dothan


WTVY, Dothan
Man Charged with Murder in Gordon Stabbing
WTVY, Dothan
PANSEY, ALHouston County Sheriff Don Valenza has confirmed the investigation of a possible homicide near Pansey. Sheriff's deputies are on the scene at the Liberty Gas Station in Pansey. A white male is confirmed dead. WTVY has a reporter en route …
No Castle Law defense in Gordon stabbingDothan Eagle

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Severe thunderstorm causes damage in Dothan – Dothan Eagle


Dothan Eagle
Severe thunderstorm causes damage in Dothan
Dothan Eagle
Steve Carlisle of the Houston County Emergency Management Agency says a possible tornado may have touched down at Fieldcrest Apartments. A wall collapsed onto a car parked outside the Dollar General on East Main Street near Southeast Alabama …

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WALKER: Dogs I have known (Part One) – Macon Telegraph (blog)

WALKER: Dogs I have known (Part One)
Macon Telegraph (blog)
She followed our son, Russell, who was riding his bike on Clopine Lake Road over to our place in Houston County. … I guess it depends on whether your inspiration for the name came from Charles Dickens and London, England or Columbia, Alabama.




4th Annual Houston Co. Gives Day bring Non-Profits – FOX6 WBRC – MyFoxAL.com

4th Annual Houston Co. Gives Day bring Non-Profits
FOX6 WBRC – MyFoxAL.com
HOUSTON CO., AL (WSFA) – Houston County Gives Day saw 19 Houston County nonprofits come together at Eagle Eye Outfitters on Friday. There was entertainment, door prizes and giveaways. Hundreds of folks visited booth to get information about each …


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