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*[http://research.dekalbhistory.org/SuperiorCourt/index.asp DeKalb County Superior Court Minutes/Book A, 1836-1843] (DeKalb History Center) - Index of all cases tried by the Superior Court during this time period, case records available at the DeKalb History Center.
*[http://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F397331 Index of DeKalb Inferior Court Records, 1823-1859] (FamilySearch)<br>
*[http://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F235127 DeKalb County Minutes of Ordinary Court and Inferior Court, 1823-1901] (FamilySearch) - includes index.<br>
*[http://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F235160 DeKalb County Superior Court Minutes, 1836-1905] (FamilySearch) - includes index.<br>
*[http://dekalbhistory.org/documents/DecaturCityCourt.pdf Decatur City Court Minute Books, 1923-1956 ](DeKalb History Center) - Incomplete records from this time period, specific dates listed in finding aid. <br>
*[http://dekalbhistory.org/Reference_and_Periodicals.htm DeKalb County Civil Court Criminal Docket Book, 1957] (DeKalb History Center) <br>
*[http://dekalbhistory.org/Reference_and_Periodicals.htm DeKalb County Justice of the Peace Records, 1880-1960] (DeKalb History Center) - Contains civil proceedings and criminal suits by multiple justices.<br>
*[http://dekalbhistory.org/documents/DeKalbSuperiorCourtRecords.pdf DeKalb County Superior Court Records, 1860-1910] (DeKalb History Center)
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Revision as of 16:29, 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).