Dallas County Alabama
Dallas County population is 43,820. The county seat is Selma. Its name is in honor of United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander J. Dallas, who served 1814-1816.
The county is traversed by the Alabama River and bordered by Perry, Chilton, Autauga, Lowndes, Wilcox, and Marengo counties. Originally, the Dallas 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 in the still mostly rural county include Marion Junction, Sardis, Orrville, Valley Grande, and Minter.
Dallas County Alabama Cities:
Valley Grande, Alabama
Valley Grande is a city in Dallas County, just north of Selma.Valley Grande encompasses the historic community of Summerfield. Established in 1819 as “Valley Creek”, the town was renamed “Summerfield” in 1845 to honor the noted Methodist preacher John Summerfield.
Dallas County Alabama Towns:
Orrville is a town in Dallas County. At the 2010 census the population was 204. Orrville Farmers Market opened in 2016 in the heart of town and sells locally grown farm-fresh produce, artisan foods, agricultural-based products and country-themed gifts. The market also serves hot breakfast and lunch six days a week, Monday through Saturday. Orrville Farmers Market gives local farmers the opportunity to develop a personal relationship with their customers and to cultivate consumer loyalty to the farmer who grows the produce and produces farm-fresh products.
Dallas County Alabama Communities:
Beloit is an unincorporated community in Dallas County.
Bogue Chitto, Alabama
Bogue Chitto is an unincorporated community in Dallas County. It was named for the nearby creek of the same name, which in the Choctaw language means “big stream.”
Browns is an unincorporated community in Dallas County.
Crumptonia, Alabama is an unincorporated community in Dallas County. It is named for a local plantation house of the same name, built in 1855 by Claudius M. Cochran and later owned by the Crumpton family.
Elm Bluff, Alabama
Elm Bluff, also known as Centreport, Shepardsville, and Shepardville, is an unincorporated community in Dallas County. It was named for the nearby bluff on the Alabama River and the closely associated Elm Bluff Plantation.
Marion Junction, Alabama
Plantersville is an unincorporated community in Dallas County. It lies near the county’s border with Autauga and Chilton counties. Plantersville was named for the local cotton planters and plantations. The original name of the town was Corinth. The post office was established in 1867.
After the Civil War Battle of Ebenezer Church (April 1, 1865), Union troops burned the railroad depot at Plantersville and a cotton warehouse. Maj. Gen. James H. Wilson’s troops spent the night camped in Plantersville, then on to the Battle of Selma the next day.
The community now known as Plantersville was first called Corinth. It was located on the banks of Big Mulberry Creek, on an Indian trail leading from Huntsville to Cahaba.
Pleasant Hill, Alabama
Safford is an unincorporated community in Dallas County.
Sardis, also known as Berlin, is an unincorporated community in Dallas County.
Selmont-West Selmont is located in eastern Dallas County. It is on the south side of the Alabama River, which separates it from the city of the Selma, the county seat, to the north. The Edmund Pettus Bridge carries U.S. Route 80 across the river into Selma at the north end of Selmont-West.
Summerfield, also known as Valley Creek, is an unincorporated community in Dallas County. Most of the community was annexed into Valley Grande following its incorporation as a city in 2003.
Tyler is an unincorporated community in Dallas County.
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