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

Mission Statement

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.


Acquisitions Statement

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.


Indexing and User Catalog

The “Guide to the Manuscript Collection of the Chattanooga-Hamilton county Bicentennial Library” will be the model for the indexing and user catalog of Landmarks of DeKalb County’s Archives. This will allow for the indexing of collections or individual items to be easily located by the staff or by the user of the catalog.


Submitting a Document

Anyone wishing to submit documents or artifacts must complete a donor form. The Archives Committee will then determine if the item(s) meet the criteria as set forth in the Acquisitions Statement.


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:


Cardstock: $1.50
Shiny Paper: $2.50
Photographic Paper: $5.00
CD: $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.