DeKalb County, Alabama Genealogy Guide2016-07-08T17:38:04+00:00

DeKalb County, Alabama Records

DeKalb County, Alabama (Map It) was created on  January 9, 1836 from land ceded to the Federal government by the Cherokee Nation. DeKalb county was named in honor of Johann de Kalb (1721–1780), major general in American Revolutionary War.

DeKalb County is bordered by Jackson County (north), Dade County, Georgia (northeast), Walker County, Georgia (east), Chattooga County, Georgia (east), Cherokee County (southeast), Etowah County (south), Marshall County (west).

DeKalb County Cities and Towns include Collinsville, Crossville, Fort Payne, Fyffe, Geraldine, Hammondville, Henagar, Ider, Lakeview, Mentone, Pine Ridge, Powell, Rainsville, Sand Rock, Shiloh, Sylvania, Valley Head.

A Map of DeKalb County, Alabama contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries. There is a collection of old Alabama maps at MapGeeks.org

DeKalb County, Alabama Courthouse Records

DeKalb County, Alabama Courthouse
DeKalb County, AL Courthouse

The DeKalb County Courthouse is located in Fort Payne, Alabama.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in DeKalb county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.

DeKalb County, Alabama Census Records

DeKalb County, Alabama Vital Records

DeKalb County, Alabama Resources

DeKalb County, Alabama External Links