Dothan (Alabama)

Houston County


Dothan is a city in Houston County in the U.S. state of Alabama, United States, and the county seat of administration ( County Seat). 2006 there were 64 053 inhabitants in Dothan. The city area is 224.9 km ².


It is estimated that around 50 % of all peanuts produced in the United States are grown within a radius of 160 kilometers around the city.


In Dothan Dothan Area Botanical Gardens, the, a 200,000 m² botanical garden is located.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Bill Baxley, politician and lawyer
  • Johnny Mack Brown, All-American college football player and actor
  • Donna D' Errico, actress
  • Terry Everett, politician, member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Ken Grimwood, science fiction writer
  • Eulace Peacock, Athlete
  • Jamie Thomas, professional skateboarder