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*[http://www.dekalbhistory.org DeKalb History Center] - Local historical society with online databases for cemetery, marriage, land, and military records.  
 
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/De_Kalb/ DeKalb County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
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Revision as of 20:50, 4 August 2011

Template:Georgia-stub United States  > Georgia > DeKalb County

County Government Website

DeKalb County Government

History

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The county is named after Revolutionary War hero Johann de Kalb (1721-1780), a German baron.[1]

Parent County

1822--De Kalb County was created 9 December 1822 from Fayette, Gwinnett, Newton, and Henry Counties.[2]
 County seat:  Decatur [3]

Boundary Changes

See Georgia Counties: Their Changing Boundaries (Georgia Archives)

Record Loss

1842 and 1898 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

  • Cities: Atlanta, Avondale Estates, Chamblee, Clarkston, Decatur, Doraville, Dunwoody, Lithonia, Pine Lake, Stone Mountain.
  • Communities: Belvedere Park, Candler-McAfee, Druid Hills, Gresham Park, North Druid Hills, Toco Hills, Panthersville, Redan, Scottdale, Tucker, Briarcliff, Brookhaven, Collinsville, Conley, Constitution, Ellenwood, Embry Hills, Mechanicsville, Mountain View, Northlake, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Skyland, Turner Hill, Adair Park, Belmont, Carver Hills, College Heights, Columbia Park, Cross Keys, Edgewood, Emory, Flat Rock, Klondike, Kirkwood, Lenox Place, Lynwood Park, Medlock, Montreal, Nelms, Parkwood, Pea Ridge, Rehoboth, Rock Chapel, Shermantown, Silver Lake, Smokerise, Stonehaven, Sundown, Winnona Park.

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African Americans

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Web Sites

References

  1. "Johann de Kalb," Wikipedia.
  2. Georgia Counties: Their Changing Boundaries
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).