Fort Payne's Fort

Fort Payne's Fort (HMINJ)

Location: Fort Payne, AL 35967 Dekalb County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 26.615', W 85° 43.199'

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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 John C. Payne, for whom the fort was named.

Indians in the DeKalb County area who refused to move westward voluntarily were gathered and held in the stockade pending their forceful removal to the Indian territory.

Chimney still standing on site of fort near the railroad at 4th Street S. E.
Year Placed1983
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 1:22pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 617592 N 3812084
Decimal Degrees34.44358333, -85.71998333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 26.615', W 85° 43.199'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 26' 36.90" N, 85° 43' 11.94" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8804 AL-7, Fort Payne AL 35967, US
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