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*[[Rockdale County, Georgia|Rockdale]]
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== Resources  ==
== Resources ==
==== African Americans ====
*[http://www.dekalbhistory.org/FreedmanRecord.htm Register of Free Persons of Color, Freeman record] (DeKalb History Center) - provides the names, ages, birth places, residences, and brief descriptions of all free African-Americans residing in DeKalb County from 1851-1864.<br>
==== Cemeteries  ====
==== Cemeteries  ====
*DeKalb County, Georgia USGenWeb Archives: [http://usgwarchives.net/ga/dekalb/cemetery.html Cemeteries]<br>  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ga/dekalb/cemetery.html DeKalb County Cemeteries] (Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project) <br>  
*DeKalb History Center: [http://research.dekalbhistory.org/cdb/index.asp Cemetery Database]
*[http://research.dekalbhistory.org/cdb/index.asp Cemetery Database] (DeKalb History Center)
*[http://dekalbhistory.org/documents/CemeteryCollection.pdf Cemeteries Collection] (DeKalb History Center)<br>
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=12&CScnty=426 Find a Grave]<br>
==== Church  ====
==== Church  ====
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Revision as of 16:55, 4 August 2011

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

County Courthouse


Johann de Kalb.JPG

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).