Houston County preserves the Wiregrass region’s agricultural heritage at Landmark Park. The focal point of the science and history museum is an 1890s farm featuring period buildings, animals, and crops. Dothan, the county seat, hosts more than 20 building-size murals illustrating the region’s history. The George Washington Carver Interpretive Center honors the scientist who promoted peanuts as an alternative crop, after boll weevils destroyed cotton crops in the 1910s. The legume is celebrated with oversized, unique, peanut statues placed around Dothan, and with the annual National Peanut Festival every fall.