Hannah White Arnett Chapter

Alabama Society

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)

Fort Payne, Alabama















Chartered in on October 15, 2013 and named in honor of the patriot Hannah White Arnett (1722-1821), our chapter thought it important to recognize the heroism of Hannah Arnett. The plaque which is shown here was erected in 1938 in the cemetery of the First Presbyerian Church in Elizabeth, New Jersey, by the Boudinot Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. An inscription on the cemetery wall prolaims: "Near here rests Hannah White Arnett. Her patriotic words, uttered in the dark days of 1776, summoned the discouraged men to keep Elizabethtown loyal to the cause of American independence."

 The DAR objectives are: Historic Preservation, Education, and Patriotism.

The DAR motto is God, Home, and Country. We promote patriotism, service to our community and to our country, and the conservation of the beautiful land in which we as Americans live. We help educate our students and recognize the special accomplishments of young people. We work to preserve our history and historical sites. We welcome our new citizens and introduce them to life in America and help care for our veterans and their families. Our Alabama Society has more than 4,000 members in more than 70 chapters.


For more information about our chapter Email

You also may want to visit our Alabama Society Daughters of the American Revolution Web Page by clicking HERE, or

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Web Page by clicking HERE .



Fort Payne, Alabama - History, Music & Scenic Beauty
Located in a beautiful mountain valley in northeastern Alabama, the historic city of Fort Payne is the center of a region rich in historic sites and scenic landmarks.


The home of famed country music group Alabama, Fort Payne is the location of the band's fan club and museum. The members of Alabama, in fact, have contributed greatly to the improvement of their hometown through numerous donations and their support of worthwhile projects ranging from historic markers to the establishment of Little River Canyon National Preserve.

The Fort Payne area is rich in Native American history. Willstown, a settlement of the Cherokee Nation, was located on the eastern edge of the modern city.

The famed Cherokee scholar Sequoyah moved to Wills Town in 1818 and it was here that he developed his famed Cherokee Alphabet in 1821. Sequoyah's 86 character alphabet remains the only written Indian language ever developed in the United

The name of the modern city originates from Old Fort Payne, a log stockade erected here in 1838 as part of the Cherokee Removal. Built by Captain John C. Payne of the Alabama Militia, the fort stood at the end of 4th Street S.E. in the downtown area. Originally a log house surrounded by a stockade, the fort was used as an internment point for Cherokees reluctant to take part in the Trail of Tears.

.Fort Payne is the center of a beautiful region of mountain country. DeSoto Falls, DeSoto State Park and Little River Canyon National Preserve are located off Alabama Highway 35 just outside of town.. At the 2010 census Fort Payne had a population of 14,012. It is the county seat of DeKalb County and is named for the German-born French officer, Baron Johnann De Kalb, who served as a major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War and was killed in action during the Battle of Camden on August 16, 1780 while commanding a division of Maryland and Delaware continental soldiers..DeKalb was greatly revered by his contemporaries. Numerous towns and counties in the U.S.A. are named DeKalb after him, in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana. A number of monuments have been erected in De Kalb's honor including, in 1886, a monument to Baron de Kalb was erected on the grounds of the Maryland state house. [












Please contact the web site administrator to report any problems or concerns with this website. Email

This site was last updated May 05, 2015.