Fort Novosel and Ozark

Ozark is proud to be the "Home of Fort Novosel" and Community Partners with the 110th Aviation Brigades' 1-14th Aviation Regiment.

Serving as a Community Partner with this elite unit is an honor and a privledge to Ozark and its citizens. 

Ozark is located in the corner of southeast Alabama approximately 7 miles from the Ozark / Fort Novosel Gate. Ozark offers the best of both small-town atmosphere and a close proximity to larger cities.

One will find in Ozark, a gentler climate and culture. A community where “neighbor” means more than someone living next door. Ozark is a Family sort of place, a community safe and secure where residents care and share with other Families. Ozark is away from the rush, yet in pace with the times.

The moment you arrive, you’ll notice life is different here. Beautiful antebellum homes built when “cotton was king” still grace streets lined with majestic oaks draped with Spanish moss. You’ll experience the quaint atmosphere of “small town” Main Street when Ozark ushers in the Claybank Jamboree. Named for the log-hewed Claybank Church built in 1852, the Jamboree offers a chance to browse for bargains among exquisite antiques, vintage furniture, homemade quilts, and other special keepsakes from days gone by. The arts and crafts sale is held the first weekend in October.

A well-staffed recreational department maintains parks, ball fields, picnic areas, playgrounds, and tennis courts. An 18-hole golf course provides a challenge to golfers.

The sportsman knows no off-season. The 92-acre Dale County Lake and the many other lakes, rivers, and creeks around the area provide the fisherman with bass, bluegill, and catfish. For the hunter, deer, wild turkey, quail, and dove abound in the underbrush, woods, and fields surrounding Ozark.

For those who enjoy other kinds of entertainment, the Ozark Civic Center can accommodate up to 4,100 people, hosting a year-round lineup of national stars. The Flowers Center for Performing Arts can seat 500 people for community, school, and civic events. The library has a large circulation and year-round programs.

The Ozark City School system has a student population of about 3,400, maintaining two elementary, two middle, one vocational and one high school with athletics and band programs. Citizens of the community have access to continued education through Wallace College and Enterprise Ozark Community College campus. The Vivian B. Adams School for exceptional children, located in Ozark, operates year-round and provides education of the trainable mentally handicapped and the severely and profoundly mentally handicapped.

The major agricultural industry remains to be the peanut with poultry a second fast-growing business. Ozark comprises many businesses and industries—retail, manufacturing, and restaurants rank high in the business composition.

The finest quality health care is available at Dale Medical Center, an 89-bed acute care facility with a staff of more than 300 personnel that oversees a full range of care specialists.

Religious worship runs deep within the fabric, which is reflected in the many denominations represented in the area. The churches are at the forefront of the community, promoting youth and Family activities.

History, recreation, festivities, education, entertainment, beauty, climate, security, and fun can be found in Ozark, a Family sort of place, out of the rush, yet in pace with the times.

During the annual Fort Novosel Wiregrass Appreciation Week, Ozark honors its Fort Novosel liaison unit. The 1st Battalion, 14th Aviation Regiment.

We would like to thank our Soldiers, civilians and contractors for their selfless and dedicated service to our nation.