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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Fort Payne, Alabama
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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|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|
|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|
| 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|
To the Confederate Soldiers.
Some of whom sacrificed all, and all of whom sacrificed much.
On fame's eternal camping ground their silent tents are spread, and glory guards with solemn . . . — — Map (db m100368) WM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Fourth county seat
DeKalb County, Alabama
Feb. 1, 1841 — May 1, 1878 — — Map (db m156259) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Also resting place of
Supt Ard Hoyt
Missionary to the
Here and at Brainerd
1818-1828 — — Map (db m36965) HM|
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|
|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|