DeKalb County

DeKalb County (HM5J6)

Location: Decatur, GA 30030 Dekalb County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 46.534', W 84° 17.787'

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DeKalb County, created by Act of General Assembly Dec. 9, 1822 and including Fulton County until 1853, was named for Baron Johann DeKalb, a native German who fought gallantly for American freedom. Wounded and captured at the Battle of Camden, S.C., August 9, 1780, he died a British prisoner. Most of the early settlers of DeKalb County came from Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina.First County Officers, commissioned March 18, 1822 in Fayette County, were: John S. Welch, Sheriff; Thomas A. Dobbs, Clerk Inferior Court; John Calhoun, Coroner; James Adams, Surveyor.
HM NumberHM5J6
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number044-29.5
Year Placed1955
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 5:39pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 750357 N 3740556
Decimal Degrees33.77556667, -84.29645000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 46.534', W 84° 17.787'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 46' 32.04" N, 84° 17' 47.22" W
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Area Code(s)404, 770, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-111 E Ponce De Leon Ave, Decatur GA 30030, US
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