Dothan, Alabama is an incorporated city in Houston County, Alabama approximately 200 miles east of Birmingham, Alabama.
When people think of Dothan, one of the main traits that is often thought of us being the Peanut Capital of the world. Another is The Circle City with our massive roadway system circling our city. We are the main transportation hub of the greater area of Southeastern Alabama, Southwest Georgia, and the Florida Panhandle.
While Dothan's home is Houston County, Alabama, the Dothan Metropolitan encompasses the tri-counties of Houston, Henry and Geneva.
Before modern times, the Dothan area was inhabited by Native American Tribes and Indigenous people. Then European-Americans. This all gave way to the first White settlers by 1840 and soon the area was being settled.
The first name to be used was Poplar Head and that stuck through the 1880's until time came to incorporate and create the foundation of a modern city. The name was already used for an incorporated city so the leaders decided on the name Dothan.
With a variety of bumps along the road to today, Dothan gained a boost in 1893 when it secured a stop for the area's first railroad, which connected them to other cities and brought commerce from afar and fueled growth.
There is much more to explore about Dothan, Alabama, and we hope you dig deeper into our roots and stop by the store sometime and share it with us. The Sleep Center enjoys our local heritage and takes claim in it with you.
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