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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

3 dead in Houston County murder-suicide – AL.com


WTVY, Dothan
3 dead in Houston County murder-suicide
AL.com
Erin Edgemon | eedgemon@al.com By Erin Edgemon … Sheriff Donald Valenza told WSFA that Chris Joyner, 45, fatally shot his wife and male family friend after breaking into a home on Zachary Road off Houston County Road 33. Joyner wounded another …
3 Killed, 1 Injured in Houston County Murder-SuicideWTVY, Dothan
3 dead, 1 critical in apparent south AL 'murder-suicide'WSFA
Man who killed two others including wife and wounds another had recent Dothan First
Gadsden Times
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Transformed by the People | 2015 LibraryAware Community Award – Library Journal


Library Journal
Transformed by the People | 2015 LibraryAware Community Award
Library Journal
In 2010, two young fathers, Forrest Register and Vince Edge, decided that a direct appeal to local government from citizens of the city of Dothan and its surrounding Houston County, AL, could help transform their community into one in which their
Library wins third place in community award competitionTopeka Capital Journal
Library Journal and NoveList Announce the LibraryAware Community Award IT Business Net

all 5 news articles »




Houston County unemployment falls below 6 percent – Dothan Eagle

Houston County unemployment falls below 6 percent
Dothan Eagle
Houston County's unemployment rate dipped below 6 percent in February, the first time the rate has fallen below six percent during non-seasonal hiring months in years. According to numbers released Friday by Gov. Robert Bentley's office and the Alabama …

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State Represenative Paul Lee says Mitch McNab headed back to prison – Dothan First


Dothan First
State Represenative Paul Lee says Mitch McNab headed back to prison
Dothan First
McNab was transferred from the Houston County Jail to Kilby where he stayed only eight days before being transferred to the north Alabama jail—a move that angered some of McNab's victims. It also didn't sit well with Lee whose complaints reached the …

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Teens arrested for two burglaries – FOX6 WBRC – MyFoxAL.com

Teens arrested for two burglaries
FOX6 WBRC – MyFoxAL.com
Metro officers arrested Jones and an outstanding warrant from Houston County, and detectives were also able to tie him to the March 25 incident. On March 2 security cameras recorded two black males, later identified as Jones and his 13-year-old

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Former attorney who bilked clients out of more than $10-million placed on work … – Dothan First


Dothan First
Former attorney who bilked clients out of more than $10-million placed on work
Dothan First
Fredrick Mitchell “Mitch” McNab is now being housed at the Lawrence County Jail in Moulton, Alabama according to the Alabama Department of Corrections website. … He had been held in Houston County since he was sentenced February 20. State inmates …


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