Discover Dothan – a vibrant, small-town city which boasts its rich heritage of farming, arts and southern hospitality and is home to the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dothan is located in the “Wiregrass” region of southeast Alabama in close proximity to southwest Georgia and the Florida panhandle, and is less than 100 miles from the Gulf Coast beaches.
The Wiregrass region is known for its peanut and cotton production. In fact, nearly half of all U.S.-grown peanuts are grown within a hundred-mile radius of Dothan, lending the city the nickname “Peanut Capital of the World.” The city hosts the National Peanut Festival every November, and is also known for its recreational facilities, with 19 parks, six public swimming pools, 47 tennis courts, walking and biking trails, world-class softball facilities and premier golf courses, including Highland Oaks, part of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. The city is nationally recognized as a “best place to raise kids” and a “best place to retire.” Dothan’s regional airport makes traveling easy for residents and visitors with daily flights to Atlanta serviced by Delta Airlines.