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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... hmdb.org

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

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

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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... hmdb.org

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Sequoyah

Fort Payne, AL

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

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

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

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

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Town Of Mentone

Mentone, AL

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

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

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Fires and Floods

Collinsville, AL

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

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

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

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

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

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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... hmdb.org

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Robert Thomas Scott

Hollywood, AL

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

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

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