Dallas County, Alabama
Dallas County Courthouse in Selma. Built in 1901, it was given an extensive modern makeover in 1960
Location within the U.S. state of Alabama
Alabama's location within the U.S.
|Founded||February 9, 1818|
|Named for||Alexander J. Dallas|
|• Total||994 sq mi (2,570 km2)|
|• Land||979 sq mi (2,540 km2)|
|• Water||15 sq mi (40 km2) 1.5%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||45/sq mi (17/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
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.
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.
- Chilton County (north)
- Autauga County (northeast)
- Lowndes County (southeast)
- Wilcox County (south)
- Marengo County (west)
- Perry County (northwest)
National protected areasEdit
Areas not in Selma are served by Dallas County Schools. Areas in Selma are served by Selma City Schools.
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 1963.