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Fort Payne in DeKalb County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Main Street Historic District

 
 
Main Street Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, November 25, 2016
1. Main Street Historic District Marker
Inscription.  The Fort Payne Main Street Historic District developed between 1889 and the 1940s, because of the city's rapid growth during the hosiery mill industry boom. The increased population needed new commercial and governmental buildings, which were constructed within an approximate one-block radius of the intersection of Gault Avenue and Main (1st) Street, and SW of the earlier commercial (Boom Town) district.

The district is significant for its late 19th and early and mid-20th century commercial and civic architecture, as well as being the main governmental center of DeKalb County and the city of Fort Payne.

The buildings in this district were listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1989, the year of the city's centennial.
 
Erected 1989 by Landmarks and the City of Fort Payne.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1889.
 
Location. 34° 26.408′ N, 85° 43.414′ W. Marker is in Fort Payne, Alabama, in DeKalb County. Marker is at the intersection of Gault Avenue
Main Street Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, November 25, 2016
2. Main Street Historic District Marker
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South (U.S. 11) and 2nd Street SW, on the left when traveling north on Gault Avenue South. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Gault Ave S #1, Fort Payne AL 35967, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cherokee Indian Removal (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Payne Cabin Historic Site (about 800 feet away); Alabama (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sequoyah (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wills Town Mission (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Payne’s Fort (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Boom Town Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Payne.
 
Hosiery Mill in Fort Payne, Alabama image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, November 25, 2016
3. Hosiery Mill in Fort Payne, Alabama
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 349 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 27, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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