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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.



 CITIES AND MUNICIPALITIES

* Ariton * Clayhatchee * Daleville
* Fort Rucker (U.S. Army base, treated as a census-designated place)
* Grimes * Level Plains * Midland City * Napier Field * Newton
* Ozark * Pinckard
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 Website Updates: 
Apr 2015: 1850 Mortality Schedule
February 2015: Bio: HAMNER
January 2015: Death News: HARDEN, WILSON, JOHNSON, WILKINSON, YELVERTON, WHITTLE, REYNOLDS, DYKES, DOWLING, PIPPIN, CORTER; Marriage News: LOSER, PARKER, MOORE, BRAGG, PARKER, PIPPIN, WILLIAMS, CARROLL, NOVAK, BRACKIN, ADAMS, MANNING; Calamity News: Mill explosion; Civil War News: 1863 Deserters from 15th Alabama Regiment: PARISH, GLESON
July 2014: Church: 1881 Minutes of the Pea River Baptist Association
April 2014: History: Water Mills of Dale County in 1886
February 2014: History: Dale County and Its People During the Civil War (Reminiscences of Mary Love (Edwards) Fleming); Cemeteries: Providence Church Cemetery
January 2014: History 1888; Known Newspapers of Dale County


 
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Adjacent Counties

* Barbour County (north)

* Henry County (east)

* Houston County (southeast)

* Geneva County (southwest)

* Coffee County (west)

* Pike County (northwest)

 


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