Local History and Genealogy

Local History
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Local History and Genealogy

The Edwin Godbold Local History Department includes maps, indexes, rare books, directories and unique material. While we cannot perform in-depth family history searches, many methods can be used to begin your own research. Many photographs are available to online viewers. These are available for printing and we invite you to enjoy these previews.

Part of the collection is held in The Richard and Betty Rose Gibian Archives Room which includes census records, vertical files, and maps. The materials in this collection are for reference use only and may not be borrowed. Our continuing thanks to the Godbold and Gibian family for their support in the expansion and development of this area of local history.

Aerial Views

Broad St. Water Avenue

Buildings & Businesses


Historic Homes of Dallas County



Railroad Depots

Selma and Dallas County Late 1800's - Early 1900's

Street Scenes