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Decatur in Dekalb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

DeKalb County

 
 
DeKalb County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, June 30, 2008
1. DeKalb County Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 044-29.5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 46.519′ N, 84° 17.794′ W. Marker is in Decatur, Georgia, in Dekalb County. Marker is at the intersection of Ponce de Leon Ave. and Clairemont Ave, on the left when traveling west on Ponce de Leon Ave.. Touch for map. This marker is located on the right hand side of the side walk leading to the Old Courthouse and is under the magnolia tree, near the Steatite Boulder marker and boulder. Marker is in this post office area: Decatur GA 30030, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
DeKalb County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, June 30, 2008
2. DeKalb County Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Houston Mill Millstone (a few steps from this marker); Wheeler’s Cav. at Decatur (a few steps from this marker); Steatite Boulder (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Decatur (within shouting distance of this marker); Garrard’s Cavalry Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stoneman Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); The Beacon Community (approx. ¼ mile away); July 22, 1864 (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Decatur.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,234 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 3, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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