Houston County, the youngest county in Alabama, was formed on February 9, 1903 from portions of Henry, Dale and Geneva Counties. 2003 now celebrates its 100th Anniversary.
A large collection of historic photos can be seen at Gaines Photo Service. A small sample can be viewed below. For more contact Frank Gaines.
1890 Claybank Creek train wreck.
Train was out of Montgomery headed for Dothan.
Houston County Court House, constructed in 1905
Houston County Court House in 1955
Last view of the 1905 Houston County Court House, August 1960.
Dothan Post Office 1939
Dothan Municipal Airport 1945
Dothan Police and Fire Department circa 1926
Downtown Dothan, Aerial View in 1919
Penny's circa 1939
Dothan High School 1939
Dothan Fire Department 1908
Dr. J. R. G. Howell Home in 1887
Howell Grammar School 1920
North Foster Street - Late 1930's to 40's
Main Street Dothan in the 1940's
Young Junior High School in 1929
Foster Street Methodist Church, 1940s from Barbara Rich Jackson,
granddaughter of Dr. Lewis Ellis of Fraizer-Ellis Hospital.
First Baptist Church at the corner of Main and Oats early 1900s
National Peanut Festival queen contestant from 1939,
Dot McArthur presents tickets to the Auburn-Florida game to Ewell Ownes.
Photo courtesy of the National Peanut Festival.
New York World's Fair Tour bus, 1939
photo by Paul Anderson, early Dothan photographer
Bill board at the Dothan Airport circa 1950
Kelly Springs 1962, by Frank M. Gaines
If anyone knows how and when the railroad depot area in Dothan
got the name "DIXIE" or if you have any other images of Dothan's past.
Please contact Frank Gaines.