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[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]]&nbsp;&gt; DeKalb County'' <br>  
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| county              = DeKalb County
| state                = Georgia
| latd                =
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| founded year        = 1822
| parent county        = [[Henry County, Georgia]]<br/>[[Gwinnett County, Georgia]]<br/>[[Fayette County, Georgia]]
| seat wl              = Decatur
| building address    = 556 North McDonough Street</br>Decatur, Georgia 30030
| web                  = co.dekalb.ga.us
| named for            = The county is named after Revolutionary War hero Johann de Kalb (1721-1780), a German baron. 
| named for image      = Johann de Kalb.JPG
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== County Government Website  ==
== County Government Website  ==
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== History  ==
== History  ==
[[Image:Johann de Kalb.JPG|thumb|right|400px]]
The county is named after Revolutionary War hero [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_de_Kalb Johann de Kalb] (1721-1780), a German baron.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_de_Kalb "Johann de Kalb,"] Wikipedia.</ref>
==== Parent County  ====
==== Parent County  ====

Revision as of 20:20, 9 August 2011

United States  > Georgia > DeKalb County

DeKalb County, Georgia
Founded 1822
Parent County Henry County, Georgia
Gwinnett County, Georgia
Fayette County, Georgia
County Seat Decatur
Address 556 North McDonough Street
Decatur, Georgia 30030
Website: co.dekalb.ga.us
Named for: The county is named after Revolutionary War hero Johann de Kalb (1721-1780), a German baron.
Johann de Kalb.JPG

County Government Website

DeKalb County Government


Parent County

1822--De Kalb County was created 9 December 1822 from Fayette, Gwinnett, Newton, and Henry Counties.[1]
 County seat:  Decatur [2]

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





Deed books and indexes that survived the courthouse fires are available on the ground floor of the DeKalb County Courthouse in the Clerk of the Superior Court, Real Estate Division. Land records found at the courthouse date from approximately 1840 to the present.

Local Histories






Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Web Sites


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