- Black Oak
One of the earliest Settlements in DeKalb County.
Collinsville was first named Lynchburg for the Lynch brothers who settled in the area around 1814.
A battle in the Creek Indian War occurred near Crossville.
- Fort Payne
Fort Payne went through a 3 year boom period, beginning in 1889.
Fyffe was the location of UFO sightings on Friday and Saturday, February 11-12, 1989.
William A. Johnson applied for the first post office in 1882.
Hammondville, although not incorporated until 1932, had settlers a century earlier.
Henagar was named for one of its first settlers, George Henegar.
Ider is one of DeKalb Counties oldest settlements.
- May's Gulf
May's Gulf and other things.
Mentone sits atop Lookout Mountain and was founded in the late 1800's by John Mason.
A history of Portersville, located just north of Collinsville, AL.
Rainsville was incorporated in the fall of 1956.
- Sulphur Springs
Sulphur Springs was once billed as a health resort and cure-all, to which people flocked from far and near.
Soon after the formation of DeKalb County, settlers began making their way up Sand Mountain with many choosing their homesites in what is now the Sylvania area.
Tenbroeck was named for a run-away horse which was caught in the community.
- Valley Head
Valley Head, Alabama was established in 1922.
Dekalb County Communities
There are many interesting communities in DeKalb County, Alabama. Some of them are listed below.