Ozark is located in the southeast corner of Alabama and is the Heart of Dale County. It is known as the "Home of Fort Rucker", which is a United States Army post. It is named after a Civil War officer, Confederate General Edmund Rucker. Ozark Micropolitan is ranked #1 in Alabama and has the best of both worlds - a small town feel with friendly people, yet near bigger cities and other popular attractions. Mild temperatures allow for plenty of year-round recreation. Get your 18 holes in at the Fox Ridge Golf Course, catch your catfish, bluegill and bass on Ed Lisenby Lake, or explore the Dowling Museum / Ann Rudd Art Center in downtown Ozark.