Relocation Guide

Calling our mountains home also gives you access to our incredible county resources.

Rules & Regulations

Airport Information
Operated by Valley Aviation
256.845.9129

Driving Information
Drivers License Examiner
256.845.6089

Firearms
DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department
256.845.3801

Marriage License Information
Probate Judge Office
256.845.8510

Public Transportation
Fort Payne Council on Aging
256.845.8593

Tag Information
Tag Purchase, Fort Payne
256.845.8515

Tag Purchase, Rainsville
256.638.9404

Tax Information
Tax Assessor
256.845.8515

Revenue Commissioner
256.845.8515

Libraries

Collinsville Library
256.524.2323

DeKalb County Library
256.845.2671

Rainsville Library
256.638.3311

Mentone Library
256.634.8006

Colleges

Northeast Alabama Community College
256.638.4418

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Media

Mountain Valley News
256.638.6397

The Times Journal
256.845.2550

The Ground Hog
256.465.1107

Southern Torch
256.638.4040

Fort Payne City Schools

Will’s Valley Elementary
256.845.3201

William’s Avenue School
256845.0626

Fort Payne Middle School
256.845.7501

Fort Payne High School
256.845.0535

Fort Payne City Superintendent
256.845.0915

DeKalb County Schools

Collinsville Elementary
256.524.3277

Collinsville High School
256.524.2111

Crossville
256.528.7858

Fyffe Elementary
256.623.2117

Fyffe High School
256.623.2116

Geraldine
256.659.2142

Henagar
256.657.4483

Ider Elementary
256.632.3301

Ider High School
256.632.3510

Moonlake Elementary/Mentone
256.634.4113

Plainview Elementary
256.638.3082

Plainview High School
256.638.3510

Ruhama
256.845.3377

Sylvania
256.638.2030

Valley Head
256.635.6228

Vocational School
256.638.4421

DeKalb County Board of Education
256.638.6921

DeKalb County Superintendent
256.638.6921

Private Schools

Cornerstone Christian Academy
256.638.9311

Adamsburg Christian Academy
256.605.6806

Pre-Schools

Fort Payne Head Start
256.845.9176

Headstart Central Office
256.638.4161

Pre.K Program
256.844.4782

Sylvania Head Start
256.638.7803

Whiton Headstart/Geraldine
256.659.6727

Field Schools

Big Wills Arts Council
256.845.2224

DeSoto State Park Nature Programs
256.845.0051

Little River Canyon Field School/JSU
256.782.5697

Nature’s Classroom
256.634.4443

County Services

American Red Cross
256.845.0202

Career Center
256.845.2900

Children’s Advocacy Center
256.997.9700

County Commissioners
256.845.8500

DeKalb County Circuit Clerk
256.845.8550

DeKalb County Economic Development
256.845.7957

DeKalb County Health Department
256.845.7031

DeKalb County Humane Society
256.845.9463
Stray reports/Adoption 256.304.0474

Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce
256.845.2741

Rainsville Chamber of Commerce
256.638.7800

Women’s Care Center
256.845.0838

Municipalities

Collinsville Town Hall
256.524.2135

Crossville Town Hall
256.528.7121

Fort Payne City Hall
256.845.1524

Fyffe Town Hall
256.623.2222

Geraldine Town Hall
256.659.2122

Hammondville Town Hall
256.635.6374

Henagar Town Hall
256.657.6282

Ider Town Hall
256.657.5717

Lakeview Town Hall
256.659.4021

Mentone Town Hall
256.634.4444

Pine Ridge Town Hall
256.845.1183

Powell Town Hall
256.638.4283

Rainsville City Hall
256.638.6331

Shiloh City Hall
256.623.1094

Sylvania Town Hall
256.638.2604

Valley Head Town Hall
256.635.6814

Weather Alerts

WFPA AM 1400
256.845.7721

WVSM AM 1500
256.638.2137

WZOB AM 1250
256.845.2810

Emergency Management Agency
256.845.4911

Fort Payne TV Weather
Channel 30

Doppler Radar Channels
19, 31 & 48

Time & Temperature
256.638.1111

Community Resources

Apartment Rentals
Briarwood Apartments
256.845.2128

Ramblewood Apartments
256.845.6192

North Pointe Apartments
256.273.0082

Auto Sales & Rentals
Twin City Used Car Sales
256.844.2210

Donohoo Chevrolet
256.273.4986

Landers McLarty Ford
256.273.4838

Investments & Banks
First Fidelity Bank
256.845.1077

First State Bank
256.845.6101

Regions Bank
256.845.1441

First Southern National Bank
256.997.0422

Law Enforcement
Alabama Forestry Commission
256.845.1331

Alabama State Park Rangers
256.845.0051

DeKalb County Sheriff
256.845.3801

National Park Service Rangers
256.997.9239

Medical
DeKalb Ambulance Service
256.845.4027

DeKalb Regional Medical Center
256.845.3150

DeKalb County Health Department
256.845.1931

Mental Health Center
256.845.4571

Storage Facilities
A & P Storage Center
256.996.6565

Fort Payne Mini Storage
256.845.2202

The Holding Company
256.997.6471

Wilson Storage
256.845.1530

Parks & Recreation
Fort Payne Parks & Recreation Dept.
256.844.6571

Fort Payne City Park
256.845.1524

Fort Payne Sports Complex
256.845.5120

Wills Valley Recreation Center
256.844.6571

Fort Payne Swimming Pool
256.997.1859

Real Estate Agencies & Developers
www.dekalbcountyrealtors.com

Utilities

Telephone
AT&T
888.757.6500

Farmers Telephone Coop.
256.638.2144

Century Telephone
800.824.2877

Television
Charter
800.315.8229

Collinsville TV Cable
256.524.2267

Water
Fort Payne Water Authority
256.845.0449

NE Alabama Water
256.845.6186

Sand Mountain Water Authority
256.632.2254

Water Board of Section/Rainsville
256.638.2119

NE Alabama Water & Sewer
256.845.6186

Electric
Fort Payne Improvement Authority
256.845.0671

Cherokee Electric Cooperative
256.927.5524

Sand Mountain Electric Cooperative
256.638.2153

Gas
DeKalb Cherokee Gas District
256.845.3731

DeKalb Cherokee Natural Gas
800.239.5606

AllGas Inc.
256.657.4820
256.623.2426

Ferrell Gas
256.657.4158

Heritage Propane
256.845.9184

Holston Gases
256.845.1841

Sand Mountain Propane
256.659.5780

General Information

Fort Payne/DeKalb County, Alabama

DeKalb County is located in Northeast Alabama and is the Southern Gateway to the Appalachian Mountain Region.

Located 120 miles NW of Atlanta, 90 miles NE of Birmingham, 70 miles E of Huntsville and 50 miles S of Chattanooga.

DeKalb County is easily accessible via Interstate 59, U.S. Hwy. 11, AL Hwy. 35 and the scenic Lookout Mountain Parkway.

Altitude

Above Sea Level
Fort Payne
934 ft.

Lookout Mountain
2000 ft.

Population

DeKalb County
71,109

Fort Payne
14,012

Land Area

DeKalb County
778 sq. mi.

Fort Payne City
55 sq. mi.

Weather

Average Annual Rates
Rainfall, 52.8 inches
Snowfall, 3.5 inches
Humidity, 70%

Average Temperature
Summer, 78 degrees
Winter, 43 degrees

DeKalb Tourism Website Travel Guide 2018

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