DeKalb County, Alabama

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DeKalb County, Alabama
DeKalb County Alabama Courthouse.jpg
DeKalb County courthouse in Fort Payne, Alabama
Location within Alabama
Location within Alabama
Map of the United States highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location within the U.S.
FoundedJanuary 9, 1836
SeatFort Payne
Largest cityFort Payne
Area
 • Total778.65 sq mi (2,017 km2)
 • Land777.91 sq mi (2,015 km2)
 • Water0.74 sq mi (2 km2), 0.10%
Population
 • (2010)71,109
 • Density91/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 | change 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 | change 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 | change 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