Place:Dallas, Alabama, United States

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NameDallas
Alt namesDallassource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates32.333°N 87.083°W
Located inAlabama, United States     (1818 - )
See alsoLowndes, Alabama, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Dallas County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander J. Dallas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 43,820. The county seat is Selma.

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History

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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, Valley Grande,and Minter.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1818 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1818 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1818 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1820 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1821 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1830 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1922 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1820 6,003
1830 14,017
1840 25,199
1850 29,727
1860 33,625
1870 40,705
1880 48,433
1890 49,350
1900 54,657
1910 53,401
1920 54,697
1930 55,094
1940 55,245
1950 56,270
1960 56,667
1970 55,296
1980 53,981
1990 48,130

Research Tips

Massillon, a railroad stop 14 miles west of Selma (Lat: 32° 26’ 16”N, Long: 87° 17’ 45” W), is part of the Ghost Town USA's Guide to the Ghost Towns of Alabama, hosted on RootsWeb.


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