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De Kalb in Kemper County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

DeKalb

 
 
DeKalb Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 4, 2019
1. DeKalb Marker
Inscription.  Once Indian village ruled by "Little Leader," Hopiah Iskitina. Named for Baron Johann DeKalb of American Revolution, who came to U.S. with Lafayette. Town chartered Dec. 23, 1833.
 
Erected 1955 by Mississippi Historical Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 46.544′ N, 88° 39.135′ W. Marker is in De Kalb, Mississippi, in Kemper County. Marker is at the intersection of Mississippi Route 16W and Main Avenue, on the right when traveling east on State Route 16W. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: De Kalb MS 39328, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rueben Kemper (approx. 0.6 miles away); John C. Stennis (approx. 0.6 miles away); Chapel Hill Church and Spring (approx. 9.8 miles away); Electric Mills (approx. 11 miles away); Summerville Institute (approx. 12.1 miles away); Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek (approx. 12.3 miles away).
 
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View from DeKalb marker towards Main Avenue. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 4, 2019
2. View from DeKalb marker towards Main Avenue.
Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Town named after Johann von Robais, Baron de Kalb image. Click for full size.
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3. Town named after Johann von Robais, Baron de Kalb
De Kalb was named for Baron Johann de Kalb, a German citizen who enlisted in the French Army at an early age and came to America with the French General Lafayette to help in the American Revolutionary war, and was killed in the Battle of Camden and buried in South Carolina.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 6, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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