Dallas County, Alabama

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Dallas County, Alabama
Map of Alabama highlighting Dallas County
Location in the U.S. state of Alabama
Map of the United States highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
Founded February 9, 1818
Seat Selma
Largest city Selma
 • Total 993.37 sq mi (2,573 km2)
 • Land 980.71 sq mi (2,540 km2)
 • Water 12.66 sq mi (33 km2), 1.27%
 • (2010) 43,820
 • Density 45/sq mi (17.2/km2)
Website www.dallascounty-al.org

Dallas County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. The county seat is Selma.

History[change | change 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.

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Dallas County is in the Black Belt region. The Alabama River is in the county.

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.[1]

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Education[change | change source]

Areas not in Selma are served by Dallas County Schools. Areas in Selma are served by Selma City Schools.

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  2. Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 1963. 

Coordinates: 32°19′29″N 87°06′19″W / 32.32472°N 87.10528°W / 32.32472; -87.10528