Houston County is a county located in the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census the population was 101,547. Its county seat is Dothan, Alabama which is located on the border and partially in adjacent Henry County, Alabama.
Webb is a town in Houston County, Alabama. It is named for plantation owner B. F. Webb, who settled in the area around 1890.
The area was sparsely populated until 1899, when the Central of Georgia Railroad built a line on Webb’s land; he donated 23 acres for a depot. The first post office opened in 1900. Two stores were built in the area, and Webb and his son began laying out a town and selling one-acre lots.
Houston County is part of the Dothan, Alabama metropolitan area. The county has the highest rate of death penalty sentencing in the state, which has the highest rate in the nation. Evidence has been documented of racial bias in jury selection in capital cases.
In the 21st century, the county has the highest rate of death penalty sentencing in the state, which has the highest rate in the nation. The District Attorney, Doug Valeska, has a documented history of racial bias in jury selections in capital cases; all-white juries have a higher rate of conviction in murder cases and approval of the death penalty. Although the county’s population was 27% African American in 2015, numerous capital cases have been tried before all-white juries, with evidence of jurors being picked on racial grounds.
Dothan Alabama, in the southeast corner of the state, is a hub of commerce with an interesting and rich history. Its name derives from Genesis 37:17: “let us go to Dothan.” In addition to the area producing almost one quarter of the total peanut crop of the United States, the Dothan area serves much of the commercial transportation of the country by connecting parts of Georgia, Florida and Alabama. Dothan is the County seat of Houston County Alabama and is 20 miles west of the Georgia state line and 18 miles north of the Florida state line. Dothan Alabama History
In the late 1700s and 1800s, horse and ox-drawn covered wagons from Charleston, Savannah, and Jacksonville, creaked and groaned across the south as pioneer families searched for a place to build new homes and to start a new life. Those pioneers who passed through the vast pine forests in the southeast corner of the territory that was to later become the state of Alabama would often stop at a spring known as Poplar Head, where they would camp for a while and rest.
Wiregrass Museum of Art
126 Museum Avenue
Dothan AL 36303
The Wiregrass Museum of Art provides access to the visual arts through the collection, preservation, and exhibition of quality works and by providing innovative educational programs that engage a diverse audience.
Chattahoochee State Park – Alabama
Alabama State Park
This Historic park is located on Irwin’s Mill Creek near Gordon, Alabama in Houston County, Alabama. 250 Chattahoochee State Park Rd 36343
The park was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (C.C.C.) during the Great Depression and has been providing recreation for over 70 years. The 22 acre park offers camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, boating and picnic grounds. The park is open daily from daylight to dark. Admission fees: $2.00 for adults, $1.oo for seniors and kids 12 and under. Fishing is $2.00 for adults and free for kids 12 and under. Additional Alabama State Parks