Dothan, Alabama






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A Taste of Dothan, Alabama

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT DOTHAN?

  1. Dothan is a city located in the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Alabama. The city's name derives from Genesis 37:17: "let us go to Dothan". According to 2007 Census Bureau estimates, the city's population was 65,447, making it the largest town in this part of the state.

  2. The George Washington Carver Museum relates the story of the African-American genius who invented over 500 different products from peanuts and other plants native to the South. Besides offering exhibits about Carver himself, this museum also offers information on African cultures and their influences on the world, prominent African-American scientists, explorers and inventors, and the positive contributions made by African-Americans in military affairs and the area of social development. Peanut Monument at the Visitor Information Center proclaims Dothan as the "Peanut Capital of the World".

  3. Music South, formerly the Southern Alabama Symphony Association, offers a wide variety of musical performances, from classical symphony performances to jazz, African and other musical styles. "Music by Moonlight" offers four free concerts per year at Dothan's Landmark Park, featuring classical, jazz, Celtic and Bluegrass musicians, among others.

  4. The National Peanut Festival occurs annually in November. The festival hosts competitions in different areas for all ages. A large midway, entertainment by nationally-known recording artists, and the largest parade in the area are featured attractions.

  5. Patti Rutland Jazz is a professional contemporary jazz and hip-hop dance company located in Dothan. This company produces two full-length jazz and hip-hop theatrical dance productions yearly (one in late February and one in early June) at their home in the Cultural Arts Center, as well as at Dothan's historical landmark Opera House. Patti Rutland Jazz operates as a non-profit 501(c) organization whose core mission is to offer its dancers to the Wiregrass Region to assist under-served youths with free dance classes. This mutually-beneficial program hopes to make Dothan a destination for, and a source of, future professional dance talent in the United States.

  6. Dothan has a humid subtropical climate. It experiences hot, humid summers and generally mild winters, with average high temperatures ranging from 93.0 F in the summer to 59.0 F high during winter. Snowfall is an extremely rare event a 2-inch snowfall occurs about once every ten years or so, which results in a yearly average of 0.2 inches. Tornadoes are a constant danger during the spring, summer and fall; the city's tornado activity is slightly below the Alabama state average, but 79% above the U.S. average.

Radio Stations:
WGTF 89.5 FM Dothan, AL Religious
WDYF 90.3 FM Dothan, AL Religious
WVOB 91.3 FM Dothan, AL Gospel Music
WJJN 92.1 FM Columbia, AL Hip Hop
WBBK 93.1 FM Blakely, GA Urban Contemporary
WTYS 94.1 FM Marianna, FL Gospel Music
WIZB 94.3 FM Abbeville, AL Christian Contemporary
WGEX 97.3 FM Bainbridge, GA Top-40
W261AT (WEEL) 100.1 FM Dothan, AL Oldies
WLDA 100.5 FM Slocomb, AL Urban Contemporary
WAGF 101.3 FM Dothan, AL Urban Contemporary
WTOT 101.7 FM Graceville, FL News/Talk
WESP 102.5 FM Dothan, AL Classic Hits
WZHT 105.7 FM Troy, AL Hip Hop
WGMK 106.3 FM Donalsonville, GA Oldies
WKMX 106.7 FM Enterprise, AL Top-40
WPFM 107.9 FM Panama City, FL Top-40
WOOF 560 AM Dothan, AL Sports
WTOT 980 AM Marianna, FL News/Talk
WGEA 1150 AM Geneva, AL Gospel Music

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Demographics of Dothan, Alabama

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

67.33%

30.11%

0.28%

0.85%

1.32%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Businesses in Dothan, Alabama


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Bai Hair Braiding -  2730 Montgomery Hwy - Dothan, AL 36303 - (334) 792-2336

  2. Da Barber Shop -  200 Columbia Hwy - Dothan, AL 36301 - (334) 702-3508

  3. Divas 2000 Hair Design -  404 Cherry St - Dothan, AL 36303 - (334) 792-1392

  4. Salimas Hair Braiding -  1010 Post Oak Dr. - Dothan, AL 36301 - (334) 792-7718

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Computer Printing Etc. -  Category: Printing Services -  We offer quality business cards and promotional items at an affordable price. Computer Printing Etc. also offers Web Design and Graphic Designing. Our mission is to save you money and help you grow your business, organization, church, etc. Putting ideas on paper and offering quality products at an affordable price is what we do. Computer Printing Etc. offers you various types of printing, graphic design, and with over 300,000 promotional items for you to choose from. We are a one stop shop for all your printing and marketing needs.   412 North Alice St. Dothan, Alabama (334) 678-9075  - (visit website)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. BBQ Shack -  2122 S Brannon Stand Rd, Dothan, AL 36305

  2. Cookie's Corner Cafe -  900 Columbia Highway, Dothan, AL 36301-1808 - (334) 678-8242

  3. Mother's Fine Southern Quizine -  320 North Foster Street, Dothan, AL 36303-4544 - (334) 794-5023

  4. Pat's Diner -  1905 Montgomery Hwy, Dothan, AL 36303 (334) 671-8244

  5. Smokey's Authentic Outlaw BBQ -  3455 Ross Clark Cir, Dothan, AL 36303 (334) 671-5560

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CHURCHES



  1. Cherry Street AME Church -  308 North Cherry Street, Dothan - (334) 793-9664 - (visit website)

  2. Park Chapel AME Church -  1000 Montana Street, Dothan - (334) 794-4811

  3. Ridgecrest Baptist Church C.D.C. -  1231 Fortner St, Dothan, AL 36301 - (334) 792-8441

  4. Stringer St AME Church -  1900 Stringer Street, Dothan, AL - (334) 794-4911

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ENTERTAINMENT



  1. George Washington Carver Museum
    305 North Foster Street Dothan, Alabama 36303 - (334) 712-0933  - (visit website)

  2. Patti Rutland Jazz
    Two full length contemporary jazz and hip-hop theatrical dance productions each year. - (visit website)

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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. National Peanut Festival - 5622 Highway 231 South - Dothan, Alabama 36301 (334) 793-4323  - - (visit website)

    The National Peanut Festival (NPF) is the largest peanut festival in the nation. Fun and activities for all!


  2. Tri-State BBQ Festival (April) at Houston County Farm Center, Dothan, AL - (334) 699-1475   - (visit website)

    Teams from around the country will come and compete for thousands of dollars in cash prizes for the best BBQ.


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