Welcome to The City of Dora
The City of Dora is an old city with new ideas.The town has a lot to offer business, industry and residents. Dora has access to Corridor X which is the main Interstate between Birmingham, Alabama and Memphis, Tennessee making it ideal for light industry, trucking, and retail. Low taxes, a friendly government and room to expand makes ideal for business. Residents will love Horse Creek Golf, which is a first-class golf course owned and managed by the City of Dora. The first Horse Creek Jubilee Festival is planned for the spring of 2014, and will offer arts, crafts, music, and fun for the entire family. The history of Dora is interesting. The coal that was mined from the hills and hollows around Dora, helped build America during the 1800 and 1900s.
Daily Mountain Eagle - Rachel Davis
DORA — The Wyatt School, located at the Alabama Mining Museum, has been declared a historic landmark by the Alabama Historical Commission and will be listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage. The school, according to the Commission, is part of a series of school houses called the Rosenwald School Buildings.
A new sign on Sharon Boulevard near the entrance to Midway Plaza welcomes visitors and guests to the city.
The sign was place on a brick pedestal in the fall of 2014.
Long before Alabama became a state, the area in East Walker County, later to become the City of Dora . Little is know about East Walker County before 1800. According the theDora Depot Dora Centennial Book, the area was difficult to reach because it was covered with dense forests.
Wild horses roamed the banks of the Warrior River and Horse Creek, which runs through what is now called Dora. Native Americans, such as the Chickasaw, Choctaw, and the Creek Claimed the area as their territory.