||In the early and mid-1990's, author Norman
Crampton twice selected Fort Payne as one of "The 100 Best Small Towns
in America." In 2001, Gerald W. Sweitzer and Kathy M. Fields
published their book, "The 50 Best Small Southern Towns,"
Fort Payne was again selected as a distinguished and unique place to live.
Sweitzer and Fields selected towns that were "charming, livable places
affording a gentler way of life," and Crampton's book was a guide to the
"best in small town living." In 2004, Jack Schultz's book,
USA - The 7 1/2 Keys to Big Success in Small Towns," designated Fort
Payne as a "Golden Eagle." He used the term to describe the 100 best small
towns that are the "crème de la crème" of small towns in America,
adding, "They not only excel in most of the 7 1/2 keys, but also have much
to offer in a number of other critical areas that impact a town's quality of
What more can we say? We are honored,
of course. Our quality of life is not a secret. We have known it
all along...now, the world knows it. Excellent transportation,
schools, recreation, healthcare facilities, cultural events, and scenic
beauty are readily available. Yet, we still maintain our small town
character with good neighbors and a strong work ethic. We are proud to
be so honored!
Please visit with us and see what the
"fuss" is all about. We offer the finest in small town lifestyles.