The Landmarks Archives ›
The Opera House Complex serves as Landmark’s archive housing.
Physical Address: 510 Gault Ave N, Fort Payne, AL 35967
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 680518, Fort Payne, AL 35968-1605
The mission of the Landmarks Archives is to tell the story of the people and places of DeKalb County, Alabama, by acquiring and/or preserving records and artifacts of historical value and promoting a better understanding of DeKalb County, Alabama.
All objects donated to or collected by Landmarks of DeKalb County must have a clear and well defined association with the history of the county or with individuals from or representing DeKalb County, Alabama. This would include objects originating within the county and those individuals from DeKalb County who later moved away.
Accessing the Archives
Landmarks of DeKalb County is currently undertaking a complete re-cataloging & relocation of our materials. If you are planning a visit to the archives to conduct research on a particular topic or individual we request that you first submit a Research Inquiry Form to us so that our archivist can pull the relevant materials for your research in advance of your visit.
Donating to the Archives
Ordering and Costs
Copy prints or images on CD may be ordered. All 5×7 or 8×10 prints are scanned at 300 dpi from originals and printed on the selected paper for inkjet printers or saved on a CD. To order, complete a Photographic Service Request form available from the archives. The following costs apply:
Shiny Paper: $2.50
Photographic Paper: $5.00
Commercial Use: $25.00 plus regular fee
Types of Materials
Materials to be considererd for archiving might include original documents such as maps, land grant deeds, photos of historic happenings or people instrumental in the development of the county. Artifacts might include works of art or machinery important to the development of industry in the area.