DeKalb County Alabama
DeKalb County population is 71,109. Its county seat is Fort Payne, Alabama. Its name is in honor of Major General Baron Johan DeKalb.
DeKalb County was created by the Alabama legislature on January 9, 1836, from land ceded to the Federal government by the Cherokee Nation. It was named for Major General Baron Johann de Kalb, a hero of the American Revolution.
DeKalb County was the one time home of the famous Cherokee Native American Sequoyah.
DeKalb County Alabama Cities
Fort Payne, Alabama
Henagar is a city in DeKalb County, Alabama. At the 2010 census the population was 2,344. Henagar is located on top of Sand Mountain, a southern extension of the Cumberland Plateau.
Rainsville is a city in DeKalb County, Alabama. At the 2010 census the population was 4,948, up from 4,499 in 2000. Rainsville is located on top of Sand Mountain, a southern extension of the Cumberland Plateau.
Home of the Plainview Bears, and the Cornerstone Christian Academy Eagles, Rainsville is a city of 5,000 residents resting atop the large plateau known as Sand Mountain in scenic northeast Alabama. The uncrowded, yet growing city is ideally located near larger Southern cities with easy access to major transportation routes. Outdoor recreation opportunities such as fishing, boating, hunting, hiking, mountain biking, bird watching and outdoor photography abound in this region filled with rivers, lakes, mountains, caverns and canyons.
Things To Do in Rainsville Alabama
DeKalb County Alabama Towns
Founded in the mid 1800’s by Alfred Collins and surrounded by the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of northeast Alabama, Collinsville is a great place to call home. Collinsville is a town in DeKalb and Cherokee counties. It was incorporated in 1887. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,983.
Collinsville is located in southern DeKalb County at 34°15’55.555″ North, 85°51’41.483″ West (34.265432, -85.861523). A small portion extends southeast along Alabama State Route 68 into Cherokee County. The town is located in the Little Wills Valley, between Lookout Mountain to the east and the smaller Big Ridge to the west.
Collinsville is home to the Collinsville Trade Day, which is held every Saturday. It is estimated that 10,000 people visit the trade day each week, a number which may reach 30,000 in spring. The trade day was originally located outside the city limits, but was annexed in 2004.
Crossville is a town in DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 1,862, up from 1,431 in 2000. Crossville is located atop Sand Mountain, a southern extension of the Cumberland Plateau. Crossville is a farming community in northeast Alabama, situated on the sandstone plateau of Sand Mountain. The native peoples called the plateau Raccoon Mountain. It holds some historical significance for having figured tangentially in the Creek War.
Fyffe, located atop Sand Mountain, was founded in the 1880s. The origin of the name “Fyffe” is obscure, though it was apparently suggested by the Postal Service when the post office was established. Fyffe was incorporated in 1956. At the 2010 census the population was 1,018.
The town of Fyffe was the location of UFO sightings on Friday and Saturday, February 11–12, 1989. More than fifty people (at a time when the town of less than two thousand residents) called the Fyffe Police Department to report sightings on two separate occasions.
As a way of remembering the UFO sightings, Fyffe is home to an annual UFO (Unforgettable Family Outing) Festival every August and features hot air balloon rides available to the public as well as musical entertainment and outdoor games.
Geraldine is located in DeKalb County on beautiful Sand Mountain. Geraldine offers a quiet, rural lifestyle but with opportunities for industrial growth and expansion. It is a great place to live.
Ider is a town in DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census, the population was 723. It incorporated in October 1973.
Ider Alabama Zip Code
Ider Alabama Events and Places of Interest
Ider holds an annual Mule Day festival on Labor Day. It includes a parade, an antique car show, arts and crafts vendors, food, and entertainment. The town also holds a Homecoming parade and a Christmas parade.
Ider maintains one municipal park that has a walking trail, tennis courts, baseball fields, playground equipment, and an outdoor stage.
Pine Ridge, Alabama
Pine Ridge is located in central DeKalb County in the northeastern corner of the state. It was incorporated in 1982. Pine Ridge is located near the geographic center of DeKalb County at 34°26′45″N 85°46′45″W (34.445939, -85.779069). It is bordered to the east by the city of Fort Payne, the county seat, and to the northwest by the city of Rainsville.
Pine Ridge is in the Ridge and Valley portion of the Appalachian Mountains and occupies a series of low ridges and valleys. From east to west, they are Middle Ridge, Dugout Valley, Shinbone Ridge, and Sand Valley, with the northwestern part of the town climbing the eastern edge of Sand Mountain, a southern extension of the Cumberland Plateau.
Sand Rock, Alabama
Sand Rock is a town in Cherokee and DeKalb counties in the U.S. state of Alabama. It incorporated in 1988. At the 2010 census the population was 560.
Shiloh is a town in DeKalb County, Alabama. Shiloh is located west of the center of DeKalb County at 34°27′56″N 85°52′38″W at an elevation of 1,263 feet (385 m). It is bordered to the northeast by the city of Rainsville and to the southwest by the town of Fyffe.
Sylvania is a town in DeKalb County. It incorporated in October 1967. At the 2010 census the population was 1,837, up from 1,186 in 2000. Sylvania is located atop Sand Mountain.
Valley Head, Alabama
Valley Head is a town in DeKalb County, Alabama. Although the town incorporated in 1921, it was also listed as being incorporated on the 1890 U.S. Census. At the 2010 census the population was 558.
DeKalb County Alabama Communities
Adamsburg is an unincorporated community located on Lookout Mountain in eastern DeKalb County, Alabama, southeast of the county seat of Fort Payne, and just west of Little River Canyon.
Aroney is an unincorporated community located on Sand Mountain in far southwestern DeKalb County, Alabama.
Beaty Crossroads, Alabama
Beaty Crossroads is an unincorporated community on Sand Mountain in northern DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. It is located within the town limits of Ider at the intersection of Alabama Highway 75 and Alabama Highway 117.