DeKalb History

DeKalb County History Resources


The DeKalb History Center
The DeKalb History Center collects, preserves and shares the history of DeKalb County, Georgia. Archives and Museum are located inside the historic Old Courthouse on the Square in downtown Decatur.

DeKalb County Georgia Images – Georgia Virtual Vault
Images relating to DeKalb County in the Georgia Archives photograph collection.

Wynne S. Christensen I Remember Hour Collection
The DeKalb History Center’s oral history collection, known as the “I Remember Hour” collection, is composed of VHS and audio tapes of interviews with longtime DeKalb residents, government officials, and other community leaders.

DeKalb County Cemetery Index
Alphabetical listing of DeKalb County cemeteries.

Map of DeKalb County Georgia, 1915
Official Map of DeKalb County Georgia by Maynard-Carter-Simmons, Geological Civil, and Mining Engineers, published in 1915. The map includes the names of most landowners. Lot numbers are consistent with those used today.