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Dale County, Alabama
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Dale County, Alabama Facts

When was Dale County, AL Created?
Dale County was created on Dec. 22, 1824 and was formed from Covington County and Henry County.. This particular county was named in honor of Samuel Dale (1772–1841), pioneer, Indian fighter, brigadier general and state legislator.

What is the County Seat of Dale County, AL?
The Dale County Seat was located at Dale Court House, which later became Daleville. An election in 1870 resulted in the removal of the county seat to Ozark. In addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Dale County, AL?
Bordering Counties are Barbour County (north), Henry County (east), Houston County (southeast), Geneva County (southwest), Coffee County (west), Pike County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Dale County, AL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Ariton, Asbury, Clayhatchee, Daleville, Dothan, Enterprise, Fort Rucker (U.S. Army base, treated as a census-designated place), Grimes, Level Plains, Midland City, Napier Field, Newton, Ozark, Pinckard.

Dale County, AL Vital Records

Where can find Dale County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Dale County vital records can be found at the Alabama Department of Public Health which has Birth And Death Records from 1908, Marriages from 1936 and Divorce Records from 1950. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Alabama for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Dale County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Certificates to mail.

Vital Records can also be found in the Dale County Health Department has Birth Records from 1919 , Death records from 1920. 

Dale County, AL Census Records

What Dale County, AL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Dale County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Dale Co. Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Dale Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Dale Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Dale Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890.

There are Alabama State censuses from 1820-1866. Also two Alabama Census of Confederate Soldiers for 1907 and 1921. You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Alabama Census Records Research Guide

Dale County, AL Courthouse and Government Records

Dale County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Dale County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Dale County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Alabama Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Dale County, AL Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Dale County, AL?
A list of Dale County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Alabama Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

  • Dale County Historical Society, , PO Box 1231, Ozark, AL 36361
  • Southeast Alabama Genealogical Society, Box 246, Dothan, AL 36302-0246, Publication: Wiregrass Roots
  • Ozark Public Library, Phone 334-774-5480
  • ALDALE. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Dale County, Alabama. To subscribe send "subscribe" to (mail mode) or (digest mode).
  • Alabama Genealogical Society, c/o Samford University Library, AGS Depository and Headquarters, 800 Lakeshore Drive, P.O. Box 2296, Birmingham, AL 35229-0001
  • Alabama Department of Archives & History, 624 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama 36130-0100; Phone: (334) 242-4435

Where can I connect with other Dale County, AL Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Dale County, AL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Dale County. Most of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a fee. This is just a list that has been compiled or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

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Dale Co. AL Cemeteries & Church Records

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Dale Co. AL Military Records

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