Fort Payne

Street address: 

1503 Clenn Boulevard, SE
Fort Payne, AL 35968

(256) 845-3957

1503 Clenn Boulevard
Fort Payne, AL 35968


The Depot Museum includes Indian artifacts and historic markers to commemorate Sequoyah and the Trail of Tears. There is an Indian burial site in town and what is believed to be the remains of the original Fort Payne stockade, which was used to imprison Cherokees prior to their removal to Oklahoma. The DeKalb Co. Tourist Assn. has developed a driving tour of Native American sites. The annual Native American Warrior Society Indian Festival is held each fall. Call for dates and times.

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