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Houston County, Alabama
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Houston County, Alabama Facts

When was Houston County, AL Created?
Houston County was created on Feb. 9, 1903 from parts of Dale CountyGeneva County and Henry County.

What is the County Seat of Houston County, AL?
The County Seat is located in Dothan (which was known as Poplar Head, prior to 1871) and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Houston County, AL?
Bordering Counties are Henry CountyEarly County, Georgia, Seminole County, Georgia, Jackson County, Florida, Geneva CountyDale County.

Houston County, AL Vital Records

Where can find Houston County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Houston 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 Houston 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 Houston County Health Department has Birth Records from 1908, Death records from 1908.

Houston County, AL Census Records

What Houston County, AL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Houston County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1910192019301940.

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

Houston County, AL Courthouse and Government Records

Houston County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Houston County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Houston County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Alabama courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Alabama residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Houston County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Alabama Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Houston County, AL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Houston County, AL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Houston 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.

Houston Co. AL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Houston Co. AL Cemeteries & Church Records

Houston Co. AL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Houston Co. AL General and History Websites

Houston Co. AL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Houston Co. AL Military Records