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 DeKalb County, Georgia   
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Hello and welcome to the Genealogy Trails website for DeKalb County, Georgia.

This County is available for adoption.
Our goal at Genealogy Trails is to help you track your ancestors through time and place by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers.

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DeKalb County was created in 1822 from Henry, Gwinnett and Fayette Counties.

It was named for Baron Johann de Kalb, a German soldier who fought on the side of the Americans in the American Revolutionary War. In 1853, Fulton County was formed from part of DeKalb. Until this time, the growing city of Atlanta had been inside DeKalb. During the American Civil War, much of the Battle of Atlanta was fought in DeKalb.

The county seat is Decatur, Georgia

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Adjacent Counties

Gwinnett County, Georgia - north
Rockdale County, Georgia - east
Henry County, Georgia - south
Clayton County, Georgia - southwest
Fulton County, Georgia - west

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