Dozier


Dozier is located in southern Crenshaw County, in the south-central part of the state. It has a mayor-city council for of government.

History 

The town of Dozier was named after Daniel Dozier, who was a minister in Searight, Alabama. It arose around a stop on the Mobile and Girard Railroad in the late nineteenth century. Dozier was incorporated in 1907.

Demographics  The city hall and police department building on Dozier City Hall and Police Dept.

Dozier's population according to the 2010 Census was 329. Of that number, 59.6 percent of respondents identified themselves as white, 35.3 percent as African American, 4.6 percent as two or more races, 0.3 percent as Native American, and 0.3 percent as Asian. The town's median household income, according to 2010 estimates, was $19,028, and the per capita income was $14,128.

Employment 

According to 2010 Census estimates, the work force in Dozier was divided among the following industrial categories:

· Educational services, and health care and social assistance (22.9   percent)
· Manufacturing (14.6 percent)
· Construction (13.2 percent)
· Professional, scientific, management, and administrative and waste   management services (11.1 percent)
· Public administration (10.4 percent)
· Wholesale trade (6.9 percent)
· Arts, entertainment, recreation, and accommodation and food services   (5.6 percent)
· Retail trade (4.2 percent)
· Other services, except public administration (4.2 percent)
· Transportation and warehousing and utilities (3.5 percent)
· Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and extractive (2.1 percent)
· Finance, insurance, and real estate, rental, and leasing (1.4 percent)

Education 

Students in Dozier attend Crenshaw County schools; no public schools are located within the town limits.

Transportation 

U.S. Highway 29/State Highway 15 runs southwest-northeast through Dozier, and County Road 77 runs through town going northwest-southeast.

Events and Places of Interest 

The Old Bryan Place is listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Historic Places.

Additional Resources 

Crenshaw County Heritage Book Committee. Heritage of Crenshaw County, Alabama. Clanton, Ala.: Heritage Publishing Consultants, Inc., 2002.

James P. Kaetz
Auburn University


Published March 7, 2013
Last updated March 7, 2013