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*[http://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F740328 Methodist Episcopal Church Records, 1854-1965] (FamilySearch) - Includes membership, baptisms, and marriages for&nbsp;Clarkston, Wesley Chapel, Belmont, and Tucker churches.<br>
*[http://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F487310 Rehoboth Baptist Church Records, 1854-1932] (Family Search) - Microfilm of original records held at the [[Georgia State Archives|Georgia Archives]].<br>
*[http://dekalbhistory.org/Religion.htm Religion Subject Files] (DeKalb History Center) - Listing of available subject files for DeKalb County churches.<br>
*[http://dekalbhistory.org/PhotographSubjectFiles.htm#boxeight Photograph Subject Files] (DeKalb History Center) - Listing of available photographs of DeKalb County churches.<br>
*[http://dekalbhistory.org/documents/RedanUnitedMethodistChurchCollection.pdf Redan United Methodist Church Records, 1894-1994] (DeKalb History Center) - Church conference and various committee records.<br>
*[http://dekalbhistory.org/documents/CovenantPresbyterianChurch.pdf Covenant Presbyterian Church Records, 1972-1973] (DeKalb History Center) - Church bulletins and correspondence for this Clarkston, Georgia congregation.<br>
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Revision as of 15:40, 9 August 2011

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

County Government Website

DeKalb County Government


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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:


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


African Americans





Local Histories






Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Web Sites


  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).