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Dale County, Alabama
Map of Alabama highlighting Dale County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the USA highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
Founded December 22, 1824
Seat Ozark
Largest City Ozark
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

562.67 sq mi (1,457 km²)
561.07 sq mi (1,453 km²)
1.60 sq mi (4 km²), 0.3%
 - (2010)
 - Density

89/sq mi (34.5/km²)

Dale County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Most of the Fort Rucker U.S. Army Aviation Center for Excellence is in Dale County. Its name is in honor of General Samuel Dale. As of the 2010 census, 50,251 people lived there. Its county seat and largest city is Ozark.


Dale County is in the southeastern corner of the State of Alabama. According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 562.67 square miles (1,457.3 km2). 561.07 square miles (1,453.2 km2) (or 99.72%) is land and 1.60 square miles (4.1 km2) (or 0.28%) is water.[1]

Major highways

Border counties

Municipalities and census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

  • Arguta (southwest of Blue Springs)
  • Barefield Crossroads (west of Abbeville)
  • Barnes (southeast of Abbeville)
  • Beamon (northeast of Ozark)
  • Bells Crossroads (northwest of Clayton)
  • Bertha (southeast of Blue Springs)
  • Bethel (southwest of Clio)
  • Browns Crossroad (northeast of Newton)
  • Clopton (southeast of Blue Springs)
  • Dill (north of Ozark)
  • Dillard (northwest of Ozark)
  • Dykes Crossroad (southwest of Blue Springs)
  • Echo (east of Ozark)
  • Ewell (southeast of Ozark)
  • Gerald (northwest of Daleville)
  • Kelly (southwest of Newton)
  • Mabson (east of Ozark)
  • Marley Mill (northwest of Ozark)
  • Plainview (north of Newton)
  • Roberts Crossroads (south of Blue Springs)
  • Rocky Head (southwest of Clio)
  • Skipperville (northeast of Ozark)
  • Sylvan Grove (northeast of Midland City)
  • Waterford (north of Newton)


  1. "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.

Coordinates: 31°25′49″N 85°36′24″W / 31.43028°N 85.60667°W / 31.43028; -85.60667