Surrounding greenery is the draw
"Little River Falls CAnyon"
Nearby, about 15 miles from Ft. Payne is a 12 mile canyon called Little River Falls. It is a fabulous deep canyon with a river running through it. The scenery is the reason to stop at the 8+ pulloff spots to get a view.
"Ft. Payne History"
Ft. Payne became a fort in 1830's when Major John Payne built it to hold Cherokee Indians until they were "relocated" to Oklahoma. Today it has little trade left, with the knitting mills and sock manufacturing factories closed now.