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History and Heritage in Fort Payne, AL

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Around 1889-1891 Fort Payne experienced a great industrial boom due to promotion by New England investors who specula...


Opened Sept. 1890. Built during local boom period. Converted into theatre during era of silent movies. Closed as a th...


The mission of the Fort Payne Depot Museum is summarized as: to collect, preserve and, through exhibits, educat...


Wills Town Mission

Fort Payne, AL

The mission was established in 1823 by the American Board of Missions to further education and Christianity among the...



Fort Payne, AL

Born in Tennessee, Sequoyah moved to Wills Town (DeKalb County, Alabama) area of the Cherokee Nation in 1818. Here, i...


Here stood The giant Black Spanish Oak Under which Traditionally Sequoyah Taught his newly invented Alphabet Tree fel...


Hugh Montgomery, born in S.C. Jan. 8, 1769, is buried here. He was employed in 1786 to survey the line between Frankl...


Former Site Of Battelle Thriving iron ore and coal mining community of early 1900’s established by Colonel John Gordo...


Town Of Mentone

Mentone, AL

Front: The first Lookout Mountain settlers arrived shortly after the Cherokee Indian removal of 1838-1839. These pion...


This marks the place where Gen. N.B. Forrest with 322 men captured Col. A.D. Streight with 466 men May 3, 1863. Erect...


Fires and Floods

Collinsville, AL

Collinsville burned twice. On December 24, 1884, the Collinsville Depot, Hall-Mackey Store and other businesses were ...


Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in February 2006, the district includes 117 commercial and residen...


Cherokee Indians first inhabited this mound site, subsequently settled by A.H. Lamar, a captain in the Seminole War a...


"The opportunies which were at hand in the development of the river and the region were being seized upon by our peop...


A local Alabama history museum exhibiting over 15,000 artifacts from Cherokee County Alabama. Beginning in 2009...


Chattooga County

Summerville, GA

Chattooga County was created by Act of Dec. 28, 1838 from Floyd and Walker Counties. It was named for the river which...


Robert Thomas Scott

Hollywood, AL

Planter, tavern operator, newspaper editor, legislator, and land developer, he sought in vain to have the Jackson Cou...


The Memphis and Charleston Railroad Company constructed the Scottsboro Railroad Depot in 1860-1861 as a passenger and...

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