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The area now known as Dale County was originally inhabited by members of the Creek Indian nation, who occupied all of southeastern Alabama during this period. The county, together with the surrounding area, was ceded to the United States in the 1814 Treaty of Fort Jackson, ending the Creek Indian Wars. A blockhouse had been constructed during the conflict on the northwestern side of the Choctawhatchee River during the war, and the first non-Indian residents of Dale County would be veterans who began to settle in the area around 1820.

Dale County was established on December 22, 1824. It originally included the whole of what is now Coffee County and the eastern half of Geneva County, together with part of the "panhandle" portion of Houston County. The original county seat was located at Dale's Court House (now the town of Daleville), but when Coffee County split from Dale in 1841, the seat was moved to Newton. Here it remained until 1870 when, following a courthouse fire in 1869 and the formation of Geneva County, the county seat was removed to the town of Ozark, where it remains.

Its name is in honor of General Samuel Dale.
Its county seat and largest city is Ozark.

Photo by: Jimmy Emerson, 23 January 2007, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic


* Ariton * Clayhatchee * Daleville * Grimes  *
* Fort Rucker (U.S. Army base, treated as a census-designated place)
 * Level Plains * Midland City * Napier Field * Newton * Ozark * Pinckard
  Arguta  *  Asbury  *  Barnes  *  Bertha  *  Clopton  *  Dillard  *  Echo  *  Ewell  *  Gerald  *
    *  Kelly  *  Mabson  *  Rocky Head  *  Skipperville  *  Sylvan Grove  *


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Website Updates: 
Dec 2017: Death News: TRAWICK; Sick List News: MORRIS, KELLY; Crime News: TYLER; Misc News: Unclaimed letters
Nov 2017: Death News: MCLEOD - Transcribed by Heather Holley
Sep 2017: Crime News: DUNCAN, Death News: LIGHTNER - Transcribed by Heather Holley
Jul 2017: Marriage News: TRAWICK, HAGERSON; Death News: CRITTENDEN
Apr 2017: County: 1923 County Officers
Dec 2016: Community News: HALL, HAMRICK
Oct 2016: Misc: 20 Businessmen of Dale County in 1908
Jul 2016: Death Records: 1908 - 1910 Deaths
Apr 2016: County: 1907 County Officials
Jan 2016: Queries: Jellico Community - Submitted by Judith Fowler; County: 1931 County Officers; Website redecorated and now all pages are mobile friendly


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Surrounding Counties

* Barbour County (north)

* Henry County (east)

* Houston County (southeast)

* Geneva County (southwest)

* Coffee County (west)

* Pike County (northwest)




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