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Let's talk about Dekalb County


Dekalb County, with its scenic mountainous terrain and population of just over 70,000, is a noteworthy place to call home. Nestled in the valley of the Appalachian Mountains, the area boasts quiet, natural beauty with access to Chattanooga or Huntsville by only an hour’s drive. Whether you’re with a group of friends or simply looking for quiet time by yourself, Dekalb county boasts activities for all ages in picturesque small towns.

In Mentone, Little River Hardware features stunning local artwork along with home-improvement necessities. Nightingale Pottery is sold exclusively at Little River Hardware, with one-of-a-kind dining ware, soap dishes and spoon rests. 

Little River Hardware is that vintage store you’ve seen in older southern movies that serves as the town’s one-stop-stop. You can purchase eggs and meat there, and with fax and copy services available, along with a Notary Republic on staff, you can check off your to-do list fast at LRH. 

Little River Hardware is the perfect shop for long-time locals and new residents. The Mentone Farmers Market is a weekly occurrence, where the aromas are bountiful with fresh produce, baked goods, and crafts all made and specially curated by residents.

Bee on the Brow in Mentone is a bed and breakfast that’s great for those looking for an outdoorsy place to brunch and explore. The remarkable waterfall, Desoto Falls, is a short three miles away. There, you can hike, bike, and catch stunning views of the valley.

Desoto Falls has hiking trails that lead to a gorgeous waterfall where you can go for a swim. Bee on the Browallows you to have a luxury weekend, without having to drive too far. Dekalb County has some of the best travel destinations in North Alabama.

If you’re a food connoisseur, Roadside ‘Que is a farm-to-table restaurant in Fort Payne where the meat is locally sourced. The meat is non-GMO, antibiotic free, and pasture and animal welfare approved. They have a delicious menu with pulled pork, nachos, Philly Cheesesteaks, burgers, and ribs. The owners moved to Dekalb County from Denver, Colorado in 2015 and opened up Roadside ‘Que shortly after. It is a local hotspot that both residents and guests adore.

Dekalb County knows how to treat its residents well with all of their amazing restaurants, the unique art scene, and local businesses.

written by Brooke Frazier