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Dothan in Houston County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Houston County

 
 
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By David J Gaines, February 12, 2011
1. Houston County Marker
Inscription. After much politicking, on February 9, 1903, delegates from this area, T.M. Espy, Byrd Farmer, and George H. Malone, were successful in getting a bill passed in the State Legislature to form a new county from parts of Henry, Dale, and Geneva counties. The new county was named Houston after former Governor George S Houston. On March 16, 1903 an election was held to choose a new county seat and Dothan won. In 1905 the Houston County courthouse was dedicated on this corner. In 1960 the first building was torn down and a new one was constructed. The new building opened in April, 1962. The 1962 building was renovated in 2002.
 
Erected 2003 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission, Houston County Commission, Houston County Centennial Committee.
 
Location. 31° 13.436′ N, 85° 23.601′ W. Marker is in Dothan, Alabama, in Houston County. Marker is at the intersection of North Oates Street (Business U.S. 231) and West Main Street (Business U.S. 84), on the right when traveling north on North Oates Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 114 North Oates Street, Dothan AL 36303, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1905 Houston County Courthouse Bell (within shouting distance
Houston County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, February 12, 2011
2. Houston County Marker
of this marker); Main Street Commercial Historic District (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Federal Building (about 600 feet away); Dothan Opera House (about 700 feet away); The Founding of Dothan (about 800 feet away); The Steamboat Era (about 800 feet away); Johnny Mack Brown (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dothan.
 
Also see . . .  Houston County, Alabama. (Submitted on March 26, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Political Subdivisions
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 25, 2011, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 578 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 25, 2011, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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