Alabama Counties: Houston County
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Houston County was created by the Alabama legislature on 1903 Feb. 9, from parts of Dale, Geneva, and Henry counties. It encompasses 577 square miles. It was named in honor of Alabama Gov. George Smith Houston. Houston County lies in the extreme southeastern corner of the state, in the Wiregrass region, and borders the State of Georgia on the east and Florida to the south. The county seat is Dothan, which was known as Poplar Head, prior to 1871. Other towns and communities include Cottonwood, Ashford, and Webb.
Owen, Thomas McAdory. History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography. Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1921.
Updated: October 25, 2011