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*[http://research.dekalbhistory.org/LandLottery/index.asp 1821 Georgia Land Lottery for DeKalb County Indexes] (DeKalb History Center) - Lottery winners are indexed by Grantee, County of Residence, Military District, and Land District. <br>
*[http://research.dekalbhistory.org/LandRecords/index.asp Index of DeKalb County Land Records, 1821-1903] (DeKalb History Center) - Limited to transfers of 50 or more acres with some exceptions, index by grantor, grantee, and land lot.
*[http://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F235164 Deeds and mortgages, 1842-1905, with grantee and grantor index, 1840-1910] (FamilySearch)<br>
*[http://dekalbhistory.org/documents/DeKalbCountyLandTitleAbstracts.pdf DeKalb County Land Title Abstracts] (DeKalb History Center) - Finding aid includes list of surnames and land lots.
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ga/dekalb/deeds.html Selected Deeds] (Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project)<br>
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==== Local Histories  ====

Revision as of 16:56, 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).