Fort Payne in DeKalb County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Fort Payne’s Fort
Soldiers occupying the fort were commanded by Captain John C. Payne, for whom the fort was named.
Indians in the DeKalb County area who refused to move westward voluntarily were gathered and held in the stockade pending their forceful removal to the Indian territory.
Chimney still standing on site of fort near the railroad at 4th Street S. E.
Erected 1983 by Alabama Historical Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Military • Native Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1838.
Location. 34° 26.615′ N, 85° 43.199′ W. Marker is in Fort Payne, Alabama, in DeKalb County. Marker is on Gault Avenue North (U.S. 11) east of 4th Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located in Union Park near the water fountain. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Payne AL 35968, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are Sequoyah (here, next to this marker); Wills Town Mission (here, next to this marker); Alabama (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Boom Town Historic District (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Payne Opera House (about 400 feet away); Main Street Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cherokee Indian Removal (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Payne.
Also see . . . Landmark's Projects The Old Fort Site. (Submitted on February 27, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 27, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,785 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on February 27, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. 2. submitted on November 27, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. 3. submitted on February 27, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.