Dale County, Alabama

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Revision as of 20:50, 20 August 2012

Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate






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  • Dale County, Alabama residents may also have records in
    Neighboring Counties:
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Dale County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Dale County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 22, 1824
County Seat Ozark
Courthouse


United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Dale County

Contents

County Courthouse

Dale County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Dale County Courthouse
Court Square 
Ozark, AL 36360,
Phone:(334) 774-5003

Probate Judge has marriage and probate records from 1884 and land records;
Clerk Circuit Court has court records and divorce records from 1885
County Health Department has birth records  [1]

History

Parent County

1824--Dale County was created 22 December 1824 from Covington, Henry and Pike Counties.
County seat: Ozark [2]

Boundary Changes

1869 and 1884 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Burned Counties Research

http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Barbour
Coffee
Geneva
Henry
Houston
Pike

Resources

Biographies

Biographies of many notable residents of Dale County, Alabama were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Begins on page 802.

Cemeteries

Additional Dale County cemeteries are included in Alabama Cemetery Records Vol. 1 at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Census

Dale County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1830 2,031
1840 7,397 264.2%
1850 6,382 −13.7%
1860 12,197 91.1%
1870 11,325 −7.1%
1880 12,677 11.9%
1890 17,225 35.9%
1900 21,189 23.0%
1910 21,608 2.0%
1920 22,711 5.1%
1930 23,175 2.0%
1940 22,685 −2.1%
1950 20,828 −8.2%
1960 31,066 49.2%
1970 52,995 70.6%
1980 47,821 −9.8%
1990 49,633 3.8%
2000 49,129 −1.0%
2010 50,251 2.3%
For tips on accessing Dale County, Alabama census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Church History and Records

Methodist
  • Wells, Glenn L. History of the First United Methodist Church of Ozark, Alabama. Ozark, Ala.: The Church?, 1973. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Court

Land and Property

To place a grant or deed on a map within context of Dale County, Alabama see:

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Dale County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2007. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at HistoryGeo.com ($). Website includes free surname index. FHL Book 976.133 E7bg.

Local Histories

  • Hayes, Eustus Howard. Miscellaneous Records, Dale County, Alabama. n.d. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Maps

Military


Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death
Vital Record Substitutes

A free collection of obituaries and death notices from various funeral homes in the Dale County area has been put together by GenealogyBuffs.com.

Voting Registers

Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.  Dale County has one book.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Center

  • Introduction to LDS Family History Centers
  • Dothan Alabama
    • 3199 Ross Clark Cir NW
      Dothan, Dale/Houston/Henry/Geneva, Alabama, United States
      Phone: 334-793-7425
      Hours: T 8:30-11:30pm, 1:30pm-4pm; T-Th 6:30pm-8:30pm; Th 9am-12pm, 1pm-3:30pm

  • Enterprise Alabama
    • 110 Shell Field Rd
      Enterprise, Coffee, Dale, Houston, Geneva, Alabama, United States
      Phone: 334-347-3631
      Hours: Tues & Thurs 10 am -2pm Wed 4pm-8pm;
      other times by appt.
      Closures: Closed on Holidays
  • Ozark Alabama
    • Mixon School Rd
      Ozark, Dale, Alabama, United States
      Phone: 334-774-9405
      Hours: T-Th 6pm-8pm

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Dale County p. 36. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).