Dallas County, Alabama
|Dallas County, Alabama|
Location in the state of Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
|Founded||February 9, 1818|
993.37 sq mi (2,573 km²)
980.71 sq mi (2,540 km²)
12.66 sq mi (33 km²), 1.27%
45/sq mi (17.2/km²)
History[change | edit source]
Dallas County was formed on February 9, 1818. It was named for U.S. Treasury Secretary Alexander J. Dallas of Pennsylvania. At first the county seat was at Cahaba. In 1865, the county seat was moved to Selma.
Geography[change | edit source]
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 993.37 square miles (2,572.8 km2). 980.71 square miles (2,540.0 km2) (or 98.73%) is land and 12.66 square miles (32.8 km2) (or 1.27%) is water.
Border Counties[change | edit source]
- Chilton County (north)
- Autauga County (northeast)
- Lowndes County (southeast)
- Wilcox County (south)
- Marengo County (west)
- Perry County (northwest)
National protected areas[change | edit source]
Transportation[change | edit source]
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Communities[change | edit source]
Cities[change | edit source]
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Census-designated places[change | edit source]
Unincorporated communities[change | edit source]
- Elm Bluff
- Marion Junction
- Pleasant Hill
Education[change | edit source]
Areas not in Selma are served by Dallas County Schools. Areas in Selma are served by Selma City Schools.
Notable residents[change | edit source]
- James Abercrombie, (1795–1861), United States Congressman from Alabama, lived here for a time.
- Shwetak Patel, (1981-), born in Selma, a professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington
References[change | edit source]
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. http://www.census.gov/tiger/tms/gazetteer/county2k.txt. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 1963.