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The United States of America is a country in North America that extends from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and shares land borders with Canada and Mexico. The United States is a federal constitutional republic, with its capital in Washington, D.C., District of Columbia.
Fort Payne is a city in DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 12,938. The city is the county seat of DeKalb County. It is home to the band Alabama, and bills itself as the official sock capital of the world.
The site of Fort Payne was originally the important Cherokee village of Willstown which for a time was the home of the famous Cherokee Sequoyah, who invented the Cherokee alphabet. During the Indian Removal during the 1830's a fort was built in the town by forces commanded by Major John Payne and used as a stockade in which to place the Cherokee until they could be removed to Oklahoma.
Fort Payne is located at to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 144.9 square kilometers. In the city the population was spread out with 23.4 percent under the age of 18, 10.2 percent from 18 to 24, 29.3 percent from 25 to 44, 21.6 percent from 45 to 64, and 15.6 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.5 males.

Fort Payne is also known as the city of best geographical environment and has traced its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

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