DeKalb County offers much that is associated with Alabama’s culture. It is home to influential musicians, stock car racing legends, and remarkable scenery. Cherokee silversmith Sequoyah lived in the area when he developed his famed syllabary. Fort Payne, the county seat, is known as the “Sock Capital of the World” because so many were manufactured there. The Little River Canyon National Preserve, atop Lookout Mountain, offers gorgeous views and a variety of recreational activities. The annual DeKalb County Fiddlers Convention, which was founded in 1908, is held every June in Fort Payne.