The new settlers realized that if the community's growth was to be sustained, they would need a governing body and local law enforcement. On November 10, 1885, the people of Poplar Head voted to incorporate and took Dothan as the new town's name since there was already was a Poplar Head, Alabama. The name come from Genesis 37:17 "?.for I heard them say, Let us go to Dothan." "A writer can put on paper the history of the town, but the history belongs to those who not only lived through the years documented, but who formed and molded out town into the city we know as Dothan." - "Dothan, A Pictorial History," 1984, by Wendell H. Stepp and daughter Pamela Ann Steep.
|Placed By||Alabama Tourism Department and the City of Dothan|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 5:41am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 653263 N 3455550|
|Decimal Degrees||31.22406667, -85.39090000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 13.444', W 85° 23.454'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 13' 26.64" N, 85° 23' 27.24" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 102 N St Andrews St, Dothan AL 36301, US|
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