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Dallas County was created by the Alabama territorial legislature on February 9, 1818, from Montgomery County, a portion of the Creek cession of August 9, 1814.
It was named for U.S. Treasury Secretary Alexander J. Dallas of Pennsylvania.

Dallas County is located in the Black Belt region of the west-central portion of the state. It is traversed by the Alabama River and bordered by Perry, Chilton, Autauga, Lowndes, Wilcox, and Marengo counties. Originally, the county seat was at Cahaba, which also served as the state capital for a brief period. In 1865, the county seat was transferred to Selma.

Other towns and communities include Marion Junction, Sardis, Orrville, and Minter.





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Brick Walls



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Post Offices


Slavery Data


Website Updates:
September 2014: Death News: PARROTT
Crime News: COBB
July 2014: Southern Claims Commission Applicants; Bio: WHITE
June 2014: Brick Wall - LEA - Submitted by Cynthia Forde-Beatty
May 2014: Mil: WWI Wounded List of Oct 1918 - Submitted by Rose Stout
April 2014: Water Mills of Dallas County in 1886; Obit: PICKENS
March 2014: History: Bk - Memories of Old Cahaba - Transcribed by Vicki Bryan
February 2014: Bio: HUNTER; List of Known Newspapers of Dallas County

Archived Updates 2008 - 2013


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Wilcox County (south)
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Perry County (northwest)

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