DeKalb County, Alabama

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DeKalb County, Alabama
Map of Alabama highlighting DeKalb County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the USA highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
Founded January 9, 1836
Seat Fort Payne
Largest City Fort Payne
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

778.65 sq mi (2,017 km²)
777.91 sq mi (2,015 km²)
0.74 sq mi (2 km²), 0.10%
 - (2010)
 - Density

91/sq mi (35/km²)

DeKalb County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. As of 2010, 71,109 people lived there. Its county seat is Fort Payne.

History[change | edit source]

DeKalb County was formed on January 9, 1836. It was named for Major General Baron Johann de Kalb, a hero of the American Revolution. [1]

DeKalb County was the one time home of the famous Cherokee Sequoyah.

Geography[change | edit source]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 778.65 square miles (2,016.7 km2). 777.91 square miles (2,014.8 km2) (or 99.90%) is land and 0.74 square miles (1.9 km2) (or 0.10%) is water.[1]

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References[change | edit source]

  1. "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.

Coordinates: 34°27′26″N 85°48′24″W / 34.45722°N 85.80667°W / 34.45722; -85.80667