Houston County Alabama
Houston County is a county located in the southeastern corner of Alabama. As of the 2010 census the population was 101,547. Its county seat is Dothan, which is located on the border and partially in adjacent Henry County.
Houston County was established on February 9, 1903, from parts of Dale, Geneva and Henry counties. This area of the state was historically developed for the pine timber and turpentine industries, as well as cotton plantations.
Houston County Alabama Cities:
Houston County Alabama Towns:
Ashford is a town in Houston County. It is part of the Dothan, Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area. The town was incorporated in June 1891. For most of its history, it was a center for naval stores production, pulpwood harvesting, and cotton agriculture.
Avon is a town in Houston County located in central Houston County in the extreme southeastern corner of the state. It incorporated in January 1957. As of the 2010 census, the population of the town was 543, its highest to date, up from 466 in 2000.
Columbia is a town in Houston County. A town of historic homes, churches and other
structures, Columbia was founded in 1820 and for many years was a major riverboat port. At the 2010 census the population was 740, down from 804 in 2000.
Be sure to check out Columbia, Alabama – Historic Sites & Points of Interest for additional information about Columbia.
Cottonwood is a town in Houston County. Alabama State Route 53 passes through the center of town, leading north 14 miles to Dothan and southeast 7 miles to the Florida state line. Malone, Florida, is 11 miles (18 km) southeast of Cottonwood.
Cowarts is a town in Houston County, Alabama, United States. The town incorporated in August 1961. At the 2010 census the population was 1,871, up from 1,546 in 2000. U.S. Route 84 passes through the southern part of the town, leading west 6 miles to the center of Dothan and southeast 48 miles to Bainbridge, Georgia.
Gordon is a town in Houston County. It was incorporated in February 1872. At the 2010 census the population was 332, down from 408 in 2000.
Kinsey is a town in Houston County. It was initially located and incorporated in Henry County in February 1893. In 1903, it was redrawn into newly created Houston County and was later reincorporated in August 1957. At the 2010 census the population was 2,198, up from 1,796 in 2000.
Madrid is located in southwestern Houston County in the extreme southeastern corner of the state just north of the Florida border. U.S. Route 231 passes through the west side of the town, leading north 13 miles to Dothan and south 18 miles to Cottondale, Florida.
Rehobeth is a town in Houston County. Rehobeth, originally named Sanders, began as a crossroads community in the 1890s; however, it was not until 1996, that the town was incorporated. At the time of the 2010 census, the population was 1,297, up from 993 at the 2000 census.
Taylor is a town in Geneva and Houston counties. Taylor was first settled in the 1870s, named after an early family that helped secure the first post office. It was not incorporated until almost a century later in June 1967. At the 2010 census the population was 2,375, up from 1,898 in 2000.
Webb is a town in northern Houston County. It is named for plantation owner B. F. Webb, who settled in the area around 1890. The town was incorporated in 1903.As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,430, up from 1,298 in 2000.
Houston County Alabama Communities:
Ardilla is an unincorporated community in Houston County. Ardilla is located along U.S. Route 84, 15.2 miles east-southeast of Dothan.
Big Creek Alabama
Big Creek is an unincorporated community in Houston County.
Brannon Stand Alabama
Brannon Stand is located within the City of Dothan.
Crosby is an unincorporated community in Houston County.
Garretts Crossroads Alabama
Grangeburg, also known as Granger or Grangerburg, is an unincorporated community in Houston County. Grangeburg is located along Alabama State Route 53, 6.2 miles east-southeast of Cottonwood.
Harmon is an unincorporated community that is located in Houston County. It is situated at the intersection of County Road 81 and County Road 8 in rural Houston County.
Love Hill Alabama
Love Hill is an unincorporated community in Houston County.
Merritts Crossroads Alabama
Pansey is an unincorporated community in Houston County. Pansey is located along U.S. Route 84, 13.5 miles east-southeast of Dothan. Pansey has a post office with ZIP code 36370.
Pleasant Plains Alabama
Pleasant Plains is an unincorporated community in Houston County.
Smyrna is an unincorporated community in Houston County. It is located at the intersection of Omussee Road and State Highway 52 west of Webb, Alabama.
Southern Junction Alabama
Southern Junction is a populated place located in Houston County.
Terry Crossroads Alabama
Wilson Quarters Alabama
Houston County Alabama Ghost Towns
Pleasant Plains Alabama