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Guide to Houston County Alabama genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records

Houston County, Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Founded February 9, 1903
County Seat Dothan
Address Houston County Courthouse
462 North Oats Street
Dothan, AL 36303
Phone: (334) 677-4805 County Website

County Courthouse

Health Department has birth, death and burial records
Probate  Office has marriage, probate and land records from 1903
Clerk Circuit Court has court records from 1903
Registrar in Chancery has divorce records from 1903 [1]


Parent County

1903--Houston County was created 9 February 1903 from Dale, Geneva and Henry Counties.
County seat: Dothan [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



  • Houston County, Alabama, Cemetery Records. 1957. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Includes Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Center Baptist Church Cemetery, Christian Home Cemetery, First Freewill Cemetery, Harpers Joy Cemetery, Hodgesville Cemetery, New Hope Primitive Cemetery, New Providence Cemetery, Robinson Family Cemetery, Rocky Creek Methodist Cemetery, Smith Family Cemetery, Spring Hill Freewill Cemetery, and Union Springs Cemetery.

Additional Houston County cemeteries are included in Alabama Cemetery Records Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 at FamilySearch Books Online - free.


Historical populations
Census Pop.
Est. 2011102,36915.3%
For tips on accessing Houston County, Alabama Genealogy census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Church Records

Court Records

Land and Property

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Houston County, Alabama Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Alabama Local Histories.




  • 1908-15, 1926, 1928-36, 1943-51 - The Dothan Eagle (Dothan, Ala.) at Ancestry ($).

Probate Records


Vital Records

  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry – ($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears.
  • 1881–1974 Index to Deaths and Burials at Ancestry – ($); Index. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.

Societies and Libraries


Houston-Love Memorial Library
212 W Burdeshaw St.
P.O. Box 1369
Dothan, Alabama 36303
Telephone: 334-793-9767

Family History Center

Dothan Alabama
3199 Ross Clark Cir NW
Dothan, Houston, Alabama, United States
Phone: 334-793-7425

Enterprise Alabama
110 Shell Field Rd
Enterprise, Houston , Alabama, United States
Phone: 334-347-3631

Houston County Alabama Genealogy Websites

Houston County Alabama Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hancock County p. 37. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/06/Igialabamadj.pdf.