Landmarks of Dekalb County, Alabama


Dekalb Country Fiddlers' Convention
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DeKalb County Fiddlers’ Convention

1st Sunday in November
$10 admission
Children under 10-Free

Fort Payne Opera House & Coal & Iron Building
500 block of Gault Avenue North
Fort Payne, Alabama

Landmarks of DeKalb County, along with the City of Fort Payne, are reviving this time honored folk tradition in the 130 year old Fort Payne Opera House. Featuring 12 categories for competition and over $5000 in prizes, contestants can register for a single category for $10 and $5 for each additional category.

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Register for the 111th Dekalb County Fiddlers’ Convention.



Trick or TreatTrick or Treat at the Fort Payne Opera House

October 31, 2022 at 5 PM







Annual MeetingAnnual Meeting

Richard C. Hunt Reception Hall

Fort Payne, AL

Please call 256-845-6888 for more information



Annual Book SaleLandmarks Boom Days Book Sale

Landmarks – Richard C. Hunt Reception Hall,

516 Gault Avenue North. Fort Payne, AL 35967

This is the time to add Landmarks books to your collection
1/2 off most publications





Sacred Harp SingingSacred Harp Singing at Historic Council Bluff School
Second Sunday in October
2-4 p.m.
Free – public invited


Midsummer Night's Dream posterA Midsummer Night’s Dream

By William Shakespeare
Performed by Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s Fellowship Company

Set in ancient Athens, the play is associated with the gods and goddesses of the Greek pantheon, mythical creatures who often manifested themselves to humans in strange, sometimes terrifying, and often magical ways. Love is the primary concern of the play, even when love is mutual it is often hampered by family disapproval. Commenting on the often difficult course of true love, and the conflict between imagination and reason, it is also a joyful and festive play, filled with dancing and singing, fairies and enchantment. Drenched in moonlight and filled with dreamers, this play is meant to mesmerize its audience.

February 29, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. @ the Fort Payne Opera House

Making Alabama – A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit
Bicentennial Traveling ExhibitTraveling to all 67 counties from April 2018 to December 2019, this exhibit is a showcase event for the multi-year series of celebrations taking place all over our state.
Alabama Humanities Foundation, in partnership with the Alabama Bicentennial Commission and Alabama Department of Archives and History presents this traveling exhibit of our state’s storied history.
From a fledgling US territory in 1817 to becoming the nation’s 22nd state on December 14, 1819, we proudly commemorate Alabama’s 200th birthday by showcasing the pivotal moments, people and historic places that shaped the story of our state.
June 4 – June 28
Hunt Reception Hall
500 Gault Ave. N.
Historic Downtown Fort Payne
For more information, call 256-845-3957



Who We Are

Landmarks of DeKalb County, Inc. was organized on August 4, 1969 as a private, non-profit 501c3 corporation. Landmarks’ was created for the purpose of sharing and preserving the history of the people and the places in Dekalb County, Alabama.

Landmarks’ issues publications, maintains interpretive exhibits, and conserves historical properties such as the Opera House, the old Cabin Fort Site, Wills Town Mission Cemetery, Wills Valley School, Richard C. Hunt Hall, the Hosiery Museum, & the Council Bluff School.