Dale County, Alabama

Coordinates: 31°25′49″N 85°36′24″W / 31.43028°N 85.60667°W / 31.43028; -85.60667
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Dale County
Daleville historical marker
Daleville historical marker
Map of Alabama highlighting Dale County
Location within the U.S. state of Alabama
Map of the United States highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 31°26′00″N 85°36′00″W / 31.4333°N 85.6°W / 31.4333; -85.6
Country United States
State Alabama
FoundedDecember 22, 1824
Named forSamuel Dale
Largest cityOzark
 • Total563 sq mi (1,460 km2)
 • Land561 sq mi (1,450 km2)
 • Water1.6 sq mi (4 km2)  0.3%
 • Total49,326
 • Density88/sq mi (34/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)

Dale County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Most of the Fort Rucker U.S. Army Aviation Center for Excellence is in Dale County. Its name is in honor of General Samuel Dale. As of the 2020 census, 49,326 people lived there.[1] Its county seat and largest city is Ozark.

Geography[change | change source]

Dale County is in the southeastern corner of the State of Alabama. According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 562.67 square miles (1,457.3 km2). 561.07 square miles (1,453.2 km2) (or 99.72%) is land and 1.60 square miles (4.1 km2) (or 0.28%) is water.[2]

Major highways[change | change source]

Border counties[change | change source]

Municipalities and census-designated places[change | change source]

Unincorporated communities[change | change source]

  • Arguta (southwest of Blue Springs)
  • Barefield Crossroads (west of Abbeville)
  • Barnes (southeast of Abbeville)
  • Beamon (northeast of Ozark)
  • Bells Crossroads (northwest of Clayton)
  • Bertha (southeast of Blue Springs)
  • Bethel (southwest of Clio)
  • Browns Crossroad (northeast of Newton)
  • Clopton (southeast of Blue Springs)
  • Dill (north of Ozark)
  • Dillard (northwest of Ozark)
  • Dykes Crossroad (southwest of Blue Springs)
  • Echo (east of Ozark)
  • Ewell (southeast of Ozark)
  • Gerald (northwest of Daleville)
  • Kelly (southwest of Newton)
  • Mabson (east of Ozark)
  • Marley Mill (northwest of Ozark)
  • Plainview (north of Newton)
  • Roberts Crossroads (south of Blue Springs)
  • Rocky Head (southwest of Clio)
  • Skipperville (northeast of Ozark)
  • Sylvan Grove (northeast of Midland City)
  • Waterford (north of Newton)

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "QuickFacts: Dale County, Alabama". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 8, 2023.
  2. "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.

31°25′49″N 85°36′24″W / 31.43028°N 85.60667°W / 31.43028; -85.60667