The Wiregrass is a unique area covering parts of southern Georgia, southern Alabama, and the Florida panhandle. “Wiregrass” is the colloquial name for the native grass, Aristida stricta. Dothan, located in southeastern Alabama, is in the heart of the Wiregrass Region.

Dothan is situated approximately 20 miles west of the Georgia state line and 16 miles north of the Florida panhandle. Dothan is the seat of Houston County, with portions extending into nearby Dale County and Henry County.


“The National Peanut Festival, the nation’s largest peanut festival, is held in Dothan, Alabama each fall to honor local peanut farmers and to celebrate the harvest season. … If you’re in Dothan you’re in the heart of peanut country, considering the majority of all the peanuts grown in the United States are grown within a 100 mile radius of Dothan.” –, 2021.


Dothan is proud to support two major medical centers, multiple institutions of higher education, a host of city parks and recreation areas, the Dothan Opera House, the George Washington Carver Interpretive Museum, the Dothan Area Botanical Gardens, the Wiregrass Museum of Art, and much more.

Dothan is an easy drive to many regional destinations, including Fort Rucker, Enterprise, the Tuskegee Airmen Museum, the Florida Panhandle, and Troy University. Dothan is a just a thirty minute flight to Atlanta.

Temple Emanu-El is an active member of the Dothan Chamber of Commerce.