Houston, Alabama

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Houston, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Houston, Alabama is located in Alabama
Houston, Alabama
Houston, Alabama
Houston, Alabama is located in the US
Houston, Alabama
Houston, Alabama
Location within the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 34°08′29″N 87°15′29″W / 34.14149°N 87.25806°W / 34.14149; -87.25806
Country United States
State Alabama
County Winston
Elevation 761 ft (232 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Houston is an unincorporated community in Winston County, Alabama, United States.[1] It was the county seat from 1858 until 1884, when the seat was moved to Double Springs.[2] Houston has one site on the National Register of Historic Places, the log Houston Jail.[3]


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 103
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

Houston appeared once on the U.S. Census in 1880, shortly before it lost its status as county seat. It has not appeared on census rolls since.


Houston is located at 34°08′29″N 87°15′29″W / 34.14149°N 87.25806°W / 34.14149; -87.25806 and has an elevation of 761 feet (232 m).[1]


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Houston, Alabama
  2. ^ Jackson R. Stell (May 8, 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination Form: Houston Jail" (PDF). Alabama Historical Commission. Alabama Historical Commission. Retrieved July 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 6, 2013.