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Welcome to Dothan ...

The city of Dothan is primarily located in Houston County<1> and is the County Seat for Houston County. A portion of Dothan extends into Dale County and Henry County.

The location of Dothan has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Dothan: doe-thin<3>

When the people of Dothan refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Dothanite<4>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dothan has a population of 68,941 people<5> (see below for details).

Dothan is 330 feet [101 m] above sea level.<6>.

Time Zone: Dothan lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Dothan (for example, toward Cedar Springs (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

The area code for Dothan: (334)

The ZIP codes for Dothan: 36301-36305<7>

Websites for Dothan ...

Official Website:   www.dothan.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.dothan.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dothan had an population of 68,941 people. This is an increase of 5.26% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 19.41% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dothan had a population of 65,496 people (or 64.5% of the total population of Houston County). This makes Dothan the county's most populous community.

The population of Dothan represents 1.37% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 65,496 people, the population of Dothan increased 13.44% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 57,737 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Dothan.

Communities Also Named Dothan ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Dothan - they are located in North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Dothan.

Communities near Dothan ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Dothan.

  • Daleville [Dale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daleville
    • Daleville [Dale County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<8> to the west of Dothan
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,102 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daleville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daleville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daleville<9>
  • Headland [Henry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Headland
    • Headland [Henry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<8> to the northeast of Dothan
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,712 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Headland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Headland<9>
  • Hartford [Geneva County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartford
    • Hartford [Geneva County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<8> to the southwest of Dothan
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,578 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartford<9>
  • Midland City [Dale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midland City
    • Midland City [Dale County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<8> to the northwest of Dothan
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,358 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midland City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midland City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Midland City<9>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ashford [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashford
      • Ashford [Houston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<8> to the east of Dothan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,181 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashford<9>
    • Cowarts [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowarts
      • Cowarts [Houston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<8> to the east of Dothan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,079 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cowarts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowarts
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowarts<9>
    • Slocomb [Geneva County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slocomb
      • Slocomb [Geneva County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<8> to the southwest of Dothan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,898 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slocomb have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slocomb
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Slocomb<9>
    • Rehobeth [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rehobeth
      • Rehobeth [Houston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<8> to the south of Dothan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,657 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rehobeth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rehobeth
    • Webb [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webb
      • Webb [Houston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<8> to the east of Dothan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,477 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webb have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webb
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Webb<9>
    • Malvern [Geneva County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malvern
      • Malvern [Geneva County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<8> to the southwest of Dothan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,463 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Malvern have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malvern
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Malvern<9>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dothan. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Dothan.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Dothan. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Dothan.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dothan. Our list includes 18 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Dothan.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dothan ...

Looking for more information about Dothan? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Dothan, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Dothan.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Dothan: www.dothan.org/

The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Houston, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Dothan. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Dothan refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Dothan may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dothan.
<6>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dothan - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<7>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Dothan). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dothan or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Dothan includes: 36301, 36302, 36303, 36304 & 36305.
<8>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dothan) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Dothan. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dothan

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dothan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2327, Longitude: -85.4061       In this case, the coordinates for Dothan have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<9>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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