DeKalb County Communities

  • Black Oak  ›  One of the earliest Settlements in DeKalb County.

  • Collinsville  ›  Collinsville was first named Lynchburg for the Lynch brothers who settled in the area around 1814.

  • Crossville  ›  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  ›  Fyffe was the location of UFO sightings on Friday and Saturday, February 11-12, 1989.

  • Geraldine  ›  William A. Johnson applied for the first post office in 1882.

  • Hammondville  ›  Hammondville, although not incorporated until 1932, had settlers a century earlier.

  • Henagar  ›  Henagar was named for one of its first settlers, George Henegar.

  • Ider  ›  Ider is one of DeKalb Counties oldest settlements.

  • May’s Gulf  ›  May’s Gulf and other things.

  • Mentone  ›  Mentone sits atop Lookout Mountain and was founded in the late 1800’s by John Mason.

  • Portersville  ›  A history of Portersville, located just north of Collinsville, AL.

  • Rainsville  ›  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.

  • Sylvania  ›  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  ›  Tenbroeck was named for a run-away horse which was caught in the community.

  • Valley Head  ›  Valley Head, Alabama was established in 1922.