DeKalb County (044)

Historic Markers Across Georgia


DeKalb County was created on Feb. 9, 1822.

The county seat is in Decatur, GA.,
and the county is 270.9 Square Miles in area.

  Click here to visit the DeKalb county home page.

  FIPS Code: 13089

  Information about DeKalb County, Georgia, from Wikipedia.

  Georgia County facts for DeKalb County.
  US Census Quick Facts about DeKalb County.


There are 109 Historic Markers in DeKalb County.

1917 * Camp Gordon * 1919   -   GHM 044-91
  Main entrance drive to Peachtree-DeKalb airport WM2E37    P*

1941 * Naval Air Station * 1959   -   GHM 044-92
  2 Main entrance drive to Peachtree-DeKalb airport WM2E3G    P*

4th A.C. at Durand's Mill   -   GHM 044-28
  Briarcliff Rd at Old Briarcliff Rd WM1YK8    P*

Alpha Delta Pi Memorial Headquarters   -   GHM 044-84
  1386 Ponce De Leon Avenue WM8JMG    P*

An Unexpected Clash   -   GHM 044-49
  Clifton St at Memorial Drive, East Atlanta WM2DKB    P*

Bate's Battle Line   -   GHM 044-47
  Memorial Drive at Wilkinson Drive, East Atlanta WM2DH5 P*

Bate's Div. at Terry's Mill Pond   -   GHM 044-53
  Glenwood Ave at I-20 Interchange WM2DH1    P*

Battle of Atlanta Began Here   -   GHM 044-46
  Clay Street at Memorial Drive, East Atlanta WM6XMQ    P*

Bernie Marcus - Shining Light Award --
  -   SLA 
  1920 Briarcliff Road        

Blue Star Memorial Highway   -   GCG 
  south side of W Ponce De Leon Ave, at the old Decatur Court House in Decatur, GA. WM485Y    P*

Blue Star Memorial Highway   -   GCG 
  Rear of The War in Georgia Building, Stone Mountain Park WM6GRZ    P*

Blue Star Memorial Highway   -   GCG 
  on the north side of Covington Rd. (US 278) in front of the Avondale Estates City Hall, Avondale Estates, GA. WM1XGW    P*

Blue Star Memorial Highway   -   GCG 
  located at the entrance to the VA hospital on Clairmont Road in Decatur, Georgia. WM2GYF    P*

Blue Star Memorial Highway   -   GCG 
  At Callenwolde on Briarcliff Road WM48Y7    P*

Blue Star Memorial Highway   -   GCG 
  In front of the Smoke Rise Elementary School, 991 Silver Hill Rd, Stone Mountain, GA WMGWGA    P*

Brookhaven Historic District   -    
  Brookhaven and East Brookhaven Drs, Atlanta WM40JN    P*

Browning's Court House   -   GHM 044-14
  LaVista Road at Fellowship Road, Tucker WM1X4K    P*

Cleburne Outflanked Left Wing, 17th A.C.   -   GHM 044-64
  Haas Avenue north of Glenwood Ave, East Atlanta WM2DHN    P*

Cleburne's & Maney's Divs.   -   GHM 044-62
  Flat Shoals at Ormewood Ave (S of Glenwood), East Atlanta WM6XNM   

Cleburne's Div. in the Federal Rear   -   GHM 044-65
  Patterson and Metropolitan Aves, East Atlanta WM2DHX    P*

Closing the Gap   -   GHM 044-29
  Briarcliff Road at University Drive WM1YKG    P*

Cox's Div. & Dodge's 16th A.C. Make Contact   -   GHM 044-6
  Johnson Ferry Road at Nancy Creek Bridge   

Death of Gen. Walker   -   GHM 044-51
  Glenwood Ave at Wilkinson Dr (at I-20 Interchange) WM6XN6   

Death of McPherson   -   GHM 044-45
  At McPherson Monument, McPherson and Monument Aves, East Atlanta WM2DC1    P*

DeKalb County   -   GHM 044-29.5
  Old Courthouse, Decatur, GA WM1XF9    P*

Dodge's & Blair's Columns Separate   -   GHM 044-19
  Briarcliff Rd at Shallowford Rd WM1X4F    P*

Dodge's 16th A.C. Camp On Nancy's Creek   -   GHM 044-5
  Ashford-Dunwoody Rd at Nancy Creek, at Marist School WM5CD9    P*

Dr. Chapmon Powell's "Medicine House" and W.J. Houston Plantation   -    
  Clairmont Rd and Clairmont Run (south of North Decatur Rd) WM1XGY    P*

Dr. J.Elliott Scarborough - Shining Light Award --
  -   SLA 
  Emory University Campus      

Dr. Leila Daughtry-Denmark - Shining Light Award --
  -   SLA 
  Children’s Health Care of Atlanta at Egleston      

Dr. Phillip Weltner - Shining Light Award --
  -   SLA 
  Oglethorpe University      

Dr. Phillip Weltner - Shining Light Award --
  -   SLA 
  Oglethorpe University      

Durand's Mill   -   GHM 044-27
  Old Briarcliff Rd between Briarcliff and Clifton Roads WM1YJC    P*

During the Battle of Decatur   -   UDC 
  at the DeKalb County Courthouse in Decatur, GA WM6XPD   

Federal Left Wing to Decatur   -   GHM 044-22
  Lawrenceville Hwy (US 29) at Montreal Road, Tucker, GA. WMDABQ    P*

Franklin Miller Garrett - Shining Light Award --
  -   SLA 
  Emory University campus      

Fuller's Div. 16th A.C.   -   GHM 044-69
  East Side Ave just south of McPherson Ave, East Atlanta

Garrard & Lightburn to Stone Mountain   -   GHM 044-15
  Fellowship Rd just S of Lawrenceville Hwy (US 29), Tucker WM2G8N P*

Garrard's Cavalry at Buchanan's   -   GHM 044-4
  Buford Highway at English Oak Dr, at Gwinnett County line WM1ER8 P*

Garrard's Cavalry at Stone Mtn. Depot   -   GHM 044-16
  At the north end of the old depot on Main Street, Stone Mountain, GA. WM32WA    P*

Garrard's Cavalry Raid   -   GHM 044-82
  2 Old Courthouse, Decatur, GA WM1XFB    P*

Gen. S. D. Lee's Corps   -   GHM 044-60
  Moreland Ave (US 23) at bridge over South River WMNTPR   

Georgia Railway and Power Company Trolley Waiting Station   -    
  on Ponce de Leon Ave at East Lake Dr, Atlanta WM13YT    P*

Gresham's Division   -   GHM 044-43
  Memorial Drive near East Side Dr, East Atlanta WM2DK0    P*

H.F. "DOC" Manget, Jr.   -    
  2 Main entrance drive to Peachtree-DeKalb airport WM6H8W    P*

Hardee at Road Fork   -   GHM 044-56
  Bouldercrest Dr at Fayetteville Rd WM2T5E    P*

Hardee at Wm. Cobb's House   -   GHM 044-57
  1510 Key Road at Intrenchment Creek Water Plant WM2T52    P*

Hardee's March Turned N.E. on Fayetteville Road   -   GHM 044-59
  Fayetteville Rd at Fleetwood Dr, near Moreland Ave WM2T5J    P*

Henry L. Bowden - Shining Light Award --
  -   SLA 
  Emory University, Emory University Quadrangle      

Hightower (Etowah) Trail   -   GHM 044-54B
  westbound ramp to Stone Mountain Freeway (U.S. 78) just west of DeKalb-Gwinnett county line WM6GMT    P*

Historic Decatur Cemetery   -    
  Inside front gate, Old City Cemetery, Decatur, GA WM1XFW    P*

Historic Ground   -    
  At WAGA Studio, Briarcliff Rd south of Old Briarcliff Rd WM891A   

Historic Ground-1864   -   GHM 044-68
  At McPherson Monument, McPherson and Monument Aves, East Atlanta WM2DC6    P*

Ivy Street   -    
  end of main drive - Marist School, 3790 Ashford Dunwoody Rd. WM6XJN   

Jimmy Carter - Shining Light Award   -   SLA 
  The Cater Center, 453 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, GA    P*

Leggett's Hill   -   GHM 044-67
  Moreland Avenue at I-20 overpass WM17EP    P*

Logan's & Blair's Camp Nancy's Creek   -   GHM 044-3
  Shallowford Rd just north of I-285 Frontage Road WM2D2M    P*

Logan's 15th & Blair's 17th A.C. to Decatur   -   GHM 044-20
  Briarcliff and Henderson Mill Roads WM1X4H    P*

Logan's 15th A.C. Line   -   GHM 044-40
  DeKalb Avenue between Candler and Ferguson Streets WM1XF2    P*

Logan's 15th Corps & Garrard's Cavalry   -   GHM 044-9
  Chamblee-Tucker Rd just west of Pleasantdale Road WM2G8M    P*

Logan's Corps Moves To Henderson's Mill   -   GHM 044-17
  LaVista Rd at Midville Rd, west of Tucker WM1VDQ    P*

Lophorhothon atopus   -    
  Fernbank Natural History Museum, 767 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA      

Maney's Div. in the Battle of Atlanta   -   GHM 044-63
  Pendleton St in Joseph E. Brown Park WM2DHE    P*

Mary Gay House   -   GHM 044-89
  716 West Trinity Place, Decatur, GA WM2DTD    P*

McPherson's Divergent Line of March   -   GHM 044-2
  Chamblee-Dunwoody at Nandina Lane, Dunwoody WM1WFD    P*

McPherson's Last Ride   -   GHM 044-44
  Memorial Drive near East Side Ave, East Atlanta WM2DK3    P*

Mersy's Brigade   -   GHM 044-50
  Memorial Drive at Dixie Street, East Atlanta WM2DK5    P*

Noon Under the Trees   -   GHM 044-39
  DeKalb Avenue at Whitefoord Avenue WM1XEW    P*

Oglethorpe University   -   GHM 044-70
  4484 Peachtree Road, Atlanta WM1TY7    P*

Old Cross Keys   -   GHM 044-7
  Johnson Ferry Rd at Ashford-Dunwoody Dr WM1V0V    P*

Rebecca Latimer Felton   -   GHM 044-88
  US 278 at Wellborn Rd, east of Panola Rd WM32WC    P*

Restoring the Line   -   GHM 044-41
  DeKalb Avenue at Elmira Place WM1XEZ P*

Rice's Brigade   -   GHM 044-48
  Memorial Drive near Clay St, East Atlanta WM2DH8    P*

Site: Blake's Mill   -   GHM 044-11
  Shallowford Rd just southeast of I-85 interchange WMGHBQ    P*

Site: Cobb's Mill   -   GHM 044-58
  1510 Key Rd at Entrenchment Creek Water Plant WM2T58    P*

Site: Henderson's Mill   -   GHM 044-18
  Henderson Mill Rd between Briarcliff & Midvale Rds, S of crk WM1VDC    P*

Site: J. Oliver Powell House - Sherman's Headquart   -   GHM 044-24
  1481 Clairmont Road WM2KEK P*

Site: Judge James Paden House: Gen. J. D. Cox's H'DQ'RS   -   GHM 044-25
  North Decatur Rd at Clifton Rd WM4DCW    P*

Solomon Goodwin's Res.   -   GHM 044-12
  Peachtree Rd SW of North Druid Hills Rd intersection WM1V0Y    P*

Stanley & Wood March to Durand's Mill   -   GHM 044-26
  Briarcliff Rd south of LaVista Road WM1YK5    P*

Steatite Boulder   -   GHM 044-1
  Old Courthouse, Decatur, GA WM1XFD    P*

Stewart's & Lee's A.C. March to Lovejoy's Station   -   GHM 044-61
  Moreland Ave (US 23) just south of junction with Ga 160 WMC88J   

Stone Mountain Cemetery   -    L1
  6204 East Ponce de Leon Avenue, Stone Mountain, GA      

Stone Mountain Covered Bridge   -    
  at the covered bridge on Covered Bridge Ln, off Robert E. Lee Blvd, Stone Mtn Park WM6GMX    P*

Sweeny's Div. Encamped   -   GHM 044-37
  1500 block of McLendon Ave, in Candler Park WM2KEB    P*

Sweeny's March South   -   GHM 044-38
  Clay Street south of Boulevard Drive, East Atlanta WM2DK8    P*

Terry's Mill Pond   -   GHM 044-52
  Glenwood Avenue just east of I-20 interchange WM2DH3    P*

The 16th & 23rd Corps March to Decatur   -   GHM 044-23
  Just east of Clairmont and N. Druid Hills Road intersection WM3ZB4    P*

The Beacon Community (Side 1)   -   City of Decatur Marker 
  at the Beacon Hill Arts Center, W. Trinity at Electric Ave, Decatur, GA WM2EJE    P*

The Beacon Community (Side 2)   -   City of Decatur Marker 
  at the Beacon Hill Arts Center, W. Trinity at Electric Ave, Decatur, GA WM2EJE    P*

The Gutzon Borglum House Avondale Estates   -   GHM 044-90
  Just off US 278 & Avondale Road in Avondale Estates WM1YKP    P*

The March to Decatur   -   GHM 044-21
  Briarcliff and Henderson Mill Roads WM1X4G    P*

The March to the Sea   -   GHM 044-85
  US 278 at Panola Rd, at Belmont WM32WB    P*

The March to the Sea   -   GHM 044-86
  Norris Lake Rd at Norris Lake Dr (at Norris Lake) off Ga 124 WM6GMP    P*

The March to the Sea   -   GHM 044-87
  Stone Mountain Road at Rock Bridge Road WMAATB    P*

The March to the Sea   -   GHS 60-13
  North Avenue and Moreland Avenue, Atlanta, GA   

The Rainey Plantation   -   GHM 044-8
  Shallowford Road at Carroll Avenue WM2TAM    P*

The Samuel House Plantation   -   GHM 044-10
  Peachtree Rd at Ashford Dunwoody Rd WM891E    P*

The Stoneman Raid   -   GHM 044-83
  Old Courthouse, Decatur, GA WM1XFA    P*

The Swanton House   -   GHM 044-30
  716 West Trinity Place, Decatur, GA WM2DTM    P*

The Waffle House   -   GHS 44-02
  2719 E. College Ave., Decatur, Ga    P*

Trail to Standing Peachtree and Houston Chapel   -    
  On the south side of N Decatur Rd, just east of Westminster Way, Decatur, GA. WM8KNQ    P*

Unknown Confederate Dead   -   GHM 044-42A
  Cemetery at Memorial Drive at Silver Hill Rd, Stone Mountain WM32V0    P*

Walker & Bate at Sugar Cr.   -   GHM 044-55
  Fayetteville Rd just north of Pine Trail at Sugar Creek WM2T5G    P*

Walker's Division in Sugar Creek Valley   -   GHM 044-54A
  Glenwood Ave just west of I-20 interchange   

Wheeler Delays Blair   -   GHM 044-42B
  Boulevard Drive east of Clay St, East Atlanta WM2DKK    P*

Wheeler's Cav. at Decatur   -   GHM 044-31
  1 Old Courthouse, Decatur, GA WM1XF3    P*

Wheeler's Cav. Intrenched   -   GHM 044-66
  Moreland Ave at I-20 overpass WM17EQ    P*

Wm. Johnston's Mill   -   GHM 044-13
  Briarwood Rd SE of Buford Hwy at North Fork, Peachtree Creek   


M  - The marker is missing.
P  - There is a picture of the marker on the detail page.
P* - There is a picture of the marker on the detail page and I have personally visited this marker.
R  - The marker has been removed.

Waymark of *NE - This marker is not eligible to be waymarked.