During the Civil War, the Confederacy constructed Fort Tyler in Chambers County to protect the railroad bridge, wagon bridge, and Confederate supplies in the city of West Point, Georgia, just over the county line. Union forces seized the fort and destroyed the railroad during the Battle of West Point, one of the last battles of the war.
Sheriff Pat Garrett, Patrick Floyd Jarvis “Pat” Garrett (June 5, 1850 – February 29, 1908) was an American Old West lawman, bartender and customs agent who became renowned for killing Billy the Kid. He was the sheriff of Lincoln County, New Mexico as well as Doña Ana County, New Mexico.
Chambers County Alabama
6001 20th Ave
Valley AL 36854
The theater was built in 1937, after the old wood frame theater and school burned. Originally designed by Kennon Perry, architect of Atlanta, it is a stylized neo-Georgian two-story brick building. It has a formally balanced facade connected by a cloister to the LaFayette Lanier School. Three porch arches give the theater a Gothic Temple appearance. The building is used for school functions, stage plays, church groups, concerts, pageants, dance recitals, cantatas, religious events, and womanless weddings. For Landale community natives, it is fondly remembered as the “Picture Show.”
Restoration of the theater began in 1985 and is now complete. Its interior and exterior appearances are maintained as near to original as possible. Its owner is the Chambers County Board of Education.