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James P. Kaetz, Auburn University
Dozier City Hall and Police Dept.
Dozier is located in southern Crenshaw County, in the south-central part of the state. It has a mayor-city council for of government.
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.
According to 2016 Census estimates, Dozier recorded a population of 339. Of that number, 61.4 percent of respondents identified themselves as white, 36.0 percent as African American, and 1.8 percent as two or more races. The town's median household income was $21,635, and the per capita income was $10,757.
According to 2016 Census estimates, the workforce in Dozier was divided among the following industrial categories:
  • Retail trade (30.9 percent)
  • Manufacturing (17.0 percent)
  • Finance, insurance, and real estate, rental, and leasing (11.7 percent)
  • Educational services, and health care and social assistance (10.6 percent)
  • Professional, scientific, management, and administrative and waste management services (6.4 percent)
  • Public administration (5.3 percent)
  • Transportation and warehousing and utilities (5.3 percent)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and extractive (5.3 percent)
  • Information (4.3 percent)
  • Construction (3.2 percent)
Students in Dozier attend Crenshaw County schools; no public schools are located within the town limits.
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.
Published:  March 7, 2013   |   Last updated:  February 19, 2019