RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Home >> State of Alabama >> Houston County >> DothanIndex...










Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
Alabama


The Commemorative Quarter for Alabama







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>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Dothan, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1858.

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 69,280 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 telephone 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 69,280 people. This is an increase of 5.78% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 19.99% 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 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 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
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Daleville
    • Daleville is located in Dale County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,095 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daleville <8>
  • Headland
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Hartford
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
  • Midland City
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Midland City
    • Midland City is located in Dale County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,377 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Midland City <8>
  • Ashford
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Ashford
    • Ashford is located in Houston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,202 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashford <8>
  • Cowarts
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Cowarts
    • Cowarts is located in Houston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,097 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowarts <8>
  • Slocomb
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Slocomb
    • Slocomb is located in Geneva County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,929 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Slocomb <8>
  • Rehobeth
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Rehobeth
    • Rehobeth is located in Houston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,699 people
  • Webb
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Webb
    • Webb is located in Houston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,479 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Webb <8>
  • Malvern
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Malvern
    • Malvern is located in Geneva County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,462 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Malvern <8>

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.

Adding Dothan to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Dothan in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Dothan was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<9>

From that list, the Dothan post office opened in 1858.

We also found Dothan on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Dothan.

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 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

Copyright 2024
All Rights Reserved

Thank you for visiting our website.

In closing, please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write: Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified/updated: 21 Jul 2024