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Dekalb County, Alabama
Genealogy and History


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County Information
Named in honor of Major General Baron Johan DeKalb, a hero of the American Revolution.
Its county seat is Fort Payne
Created by the Alabama legislature on January 9, 1836, from land ceded to the Federal government by the Cherokee Nation.
DeKalb County was the one time home of the famous Cherokee Sequoyah.
[Source: wikipedia.org]


Cities and Towns

Collinsville (part - part of Collinsville is in Cherokee County)
Crossville
Fort Payne
Fyffe
Geraldine
Hammondville
Henagar
Ider

Lakeview
Mentone
Pine Ridge
Powell
Rainsville
Sand Rock (part - part of Sand Rock is in Cherokee County)
Shiloh
Sylvania
Valley Head



Online Data
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Biographies

Cemeteries

Census Data

Churches

County Info

Deaths

Estate Notices

History

Marriages

Military

Miscellaneous Items

News Items

Obits

Post Offices

Schools

Wills

Transcriptions of the Cherokee Removal vouchers from Ross' Landing - some paid to people from DeKalb county - have been posted on the Genealogy Trails, Hamilton County, Tenn. site.  These transcriptions can be found here.  Please use your brower "back" button to return back to DeKalb County Alabama Genealogy Trails website.

Website Updates:
 
April 2014: Bio: LOWRY - Transcribed by Kim Mohler
February 2014: List of Known Newspapers of DeKalb County
January 2014: Bio: BURKS
 

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LARRY BENEFIELD


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