DeKalb County, Alabama
DeKalb County courthouse in Fort Payne, Alabama
Location within the U.S. state of Alabama
Alabama's location within the U.S.
|Founded||January 9, 1836|
|Largest city||Fort Payne|
|• Total||778.65 sq mi (2,016.7 km2)|
|• Land||777.91 sq mi (2,014.8 km2)|
|• Water||0.74 sq mi (1.9 km2) 0.10%%|
|• Density||91/sq mi (35/km2)|
History[change | change source]
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.
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Border counties[change | change source]
- Jackson County, Alabama - north
- Dade County, Georgia - northeast
- Walker County, Georgia - east
- Chattooga County, Georgia - east
- Cherokee County, Alabama - southeast
- Etowah County, Alabama - south
- Marshall County, Alabama - west
National protected area[change | change source]
Cities and towns[change | change source]
- Collinsville (part - part of Collinsville is in Cherokee County)
- Fort Payne
- Pine Ridge
- Sand Rock (part - part of Sand Rock is in Cherokee County)
- Valley Head
References[change | change source]
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.