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Dallas County Alabama

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.
 
Dallas County Courthouse - Built in 1901 and remodeled in 1960.

 CITIES, TOWNS,  AND POPULATED PLACES 

* Selma * Valley Grande * Orrville *

Unincorporated communities

* Beloit * Bogue Chitto * Browns * Carlowville * Crumptonia * Elm Bluff * Marion Junction *
    * Minter *Plantersville * Pleasant Hill * Richmond * Safford * Sardis * 
* Summerfield * Tyler *  Selmont-West Selmont *

Ghost town

  *  Cahaba *

 

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Website Updates:
May 2015: Redecorated site and now all pages are mobile friendly
Apr 2015: Cemeteries: Casey Church of Christ Church Cemetery
Jan. 2015: Marriage News: LEWIS, MOORE, WARREN, TULLY, GAYLE, DEVAN, GOLSON, HARRIS, ORGERNDORF, HAMMERSTEIN, HARDY, SOMERVILLE,  GARRETT, LANGFORD, HOLLOWAY, WALTHALL, WEAVER, HARRISON,  BARKER; Death News: HARTE, COOPER, EAGER, GRAYSON, HEIDT, DUBOSE, THRASH, SMITH, QUARTEMUS, IRVINE, GOLDSBY, TRUTMAN, Sick List News: WALKER
Dec 2014: Bio: BURR, BOYNTON, McCONNELL
Sep 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
Apr 2014: Water Mills of Dallas County in 1886; Obit: PICKENS
Mar 2014: History: Bk - Memories of Old Cahaba - Transcribed by Vicki Bryan
Feb 2014: Bio: HUNTER; List of Known Newspapers of Dallas County

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Surrounding Counties     

* Chilton County (north)

* Autauga County (northeast)

* Lowndes County (southeast)

* Wilcox County (south)

* Marengo County (west)

* Perry County (northwest)

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