DeKalb County administrative offices are located at 330 West Ponce De Leon Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030; phone: 404-371-2881.
DeKalb County was created in 1822 from parts of Fayette, Gwinnett and Henry Counties. It was named for Baron Johan de Kalb [1721-1790]. He came to America in 1777 with the Marquis de Lafayette and joined the Continental Army. Baron (and General) de Kalb was quartered at Valley Forge during the winter of 1777-1778.