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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Fort Payne, Alabama

 
Clickable Map of DeKalb County, Alabama and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg DeKalb County, AL (24) Cherokee County, AL (39) Etowah County, AL (37) Jackson County, AL (34) Marshall County, AL (31) Chattooga County, GA (10) Dade County, GA (13) Walker County, GA (367)  DeKalbCounty(24) DeKalb County (24)  CherokeeCounty(39) Cherokee County (39)  EtowahCounty(37) Etowah County (37)  JacksonCounty(34) Jackson County (34)  MarshallCounty(31) Marshall County (31)  ChattoogaCountyGeorgia(10) Chattooga County (10)  DadeCounty(13) Dade County (13)  WalkerCounty(367) Walker County (367)
Location of Fort Payne, Alabama
    DeKalb County (24)
    Cherokee County (39)
    Etowah County (37)
    Jackson County (34)
    Marshall County (31)
    Chattooga County, Georgia (10)
    Dade County, Georgia (13)
    Walker County, Georgia (367)
 
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1Alabama (DeKalb County), Fort Payne — Alabama"The Boys From Fort Payne" — 2006 Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee —
In the late '60s, cousins Randy Owen and Teddy Gentry discovered they shared a common interest in music. Joined by Jeff Cook, they started playing on a regular basis. Working their day jobs and playing any place they could locally in the evenings, . . . Map (db m25277) HM
2Alabama (DeKalb County), Fort Payne — Boom Town Historic District
Around 1889-1891 Fort Payne experienced a great industrial boom due to promotion by New England investors who speculated greatly on the area’s mineral deposits. During this period several highly ornate commercial and civic buildings, along with the . . . Map (db m28027) HM
3Alabama (DeKalb County), Fort Payne — Cherokee Indian Removal
Under the provisions of the Cherokee Removal Act of 1830, a log stockade was built, “Two hundred yards Northeast of Big Spring.” The spring supplied abundant water for the Cherokees, the soldiers and livestock. Fort Payne was used as . . . Map (db m36743) HM
4Alabama (DeKalb County), Fort Payne — Confederate Monument
(front) 1861 1865 To the Confederate Soldiers. Some of whom sacrificed all, and all of whom sacrificed much. (left side) On fame's eternal camping ground their silent tents are spread, and glory guards with solemn . . . Map (db m100368) WM
5Alabama (DeKalb County), Fort Payne — Fort Payne Cabin Historic Site
In 1837 Federal Troops arrived in this area to select a fort location for the collection, holding and removal of the Cherokee. Part of a much larger compound, this site contained a cabin seized by the troops for use as part of the fort. Today a . . . Map (db m100286) HM
6Alabama (DeKalb County), Fort Payne — Fort Payne Opera House
Opened Sept. 1890. Built during local boom period. Converted into theatre during era of silent movies. Closed as a theatre in October, 1935. Purchased by Landmarks of DeKalb County, Inc. 1969. Renovated, restored and reopened to public in 1970. The . . . Map (db m83686) HM
7Alabama (DeKalb County), Fort Payne — Fort Payne’s Fort
The fort, consisting of a log house and large stockade, was built in 1838 by order of General Winfield Scott, commander of military forces responsible for the removal of Cherokee Indians. Soldiers occupying the fort were commanded by Captain . . . Map (db m28030) HM
8Alabama (DeKalb County), Fort Payne — Lebanon
Fourth county seat DeKalb County, Alabama Feb. 1, 1841 — May 1, 1878Map (db m156259) HM
9Alabama (DeKalb County), Fort Payne — Lebanon Courthouse
Lebanon Courthouse was constructed during the 1840s when Lebanon, the county seat of DeKalb County, was a thriving community with inns, taverns, and government offices. This building, built for courthouse use, remained in use as a courthouse until . . . Map (db m156255) HM
10Alabama (DeKalb County), Fort Payne — Main Street Historic District
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 . . . Map (db m100028) HM
11Alabama (DeKalb County), Fort Payne — Sequoyah(1760-1843)
Born in Tennessee, Sequoyah moved to Wills Town (DeKalb County, Alabama) area of the Cherokee Nation in 1818. Here, in 1821, he invented an 86 symbol alphabet providing the Cherokees with the only written Indian language in the United States. . . . Map (db m28033) HM
12Alabama (DeKalb County), Fort Payne — Site of the Willstown Mission1823-1839
Also resting place of Supt Ard Hoyt 1770-1828 Missionary to the Cherokee Indians Here and at Brainerd 1818-1828Map (db m36965) HM
13Alabama (DeKalb County), Fort Payne — Trail of TearsJohn Benge Route — Fort Payne, Alabama to Oklahoma —
(side 1) The first detachment of 1,103 Cherokees to emigrate under their own officers, prior to leaving for the west held a final council at Rattlesnake Springs (near present-day Charleston, TN) and, by unanimous vote, declared their . . . Map (db m113846) HM
14Alabama (DeKalb County), Fort Payne — Wills Town Mission
The mission was established in 1823 by the American Board of Missions to further education and Christianity among the Cherokee Indians. Mission operated until the Indian removal in 1838. Grave site of Reverend Ard Hoyt, first superintendent, . . . Map (db m28035) HM
 
May. 7, 2021