Introduction to Dothan, Alabama
Dothan, Alabama, in Houston county, is 184 miles S of Atlanta, Georgia.
The area now known as the city of Dothan was originally inhabited by the Creek and Alabama Native Americans. At that time, it was known as Poplar Head. It was first settled by the whites in the 1830s. The area's first post office was established in 1885. In the same year it was renamed Dothan because there was another post office called Poplar Head in northern Alabama. The city was incorporated on November 11, 1885.
Dothan and nearby Attractions
- Adventureland Theme Park
- Alabama Agricultural Museum
- Dothan Area Botanical Gardens
- George Washington Carver Interpretive Center
- Water World
- Wiregrass Museum of Art
Things To Do In Dothan
While in Dothan, you can spend your leisure time at Solomon Park, Baumans Pond Park, Kelly Springs Recreation Area, Fairview Park, Landmark Park, and Murphys Mill Historical Site. The GW Carver Interpretive Museum and Wiregrass Museum of Art are also worth visiting. The Woodland Shopping Center, Parkway Plaza Shopping Center, Porter Square Mall Shopping Center, Northside Mall Shopping Center, Bel Aire Shopping Center, Parkway Plaza Shopping Center, and Wiregrass Mall Shopping Center are some of the local shopping centers.
Dothan Regional Airport is nearby.
Dothan Higher Education
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan, Bethany Bible College, and Troy State University Dothan are located in the city.