DeKalb County, Alabama
DeKalb County is a county of the U. S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census, the population was 71,109, its county seat is Fort Payne and it is named after Major General Baron Johan DeKalb. DeKalb County was created by the Alabama legislature on January 9, 1836, from land ceded to the Federal government by the Cherokee Nation, it was named for a hero of the American Revolution. DeKalb County was the one time home of the famous Cherokee Native American Sequoyah; the county's eastern edge, along the state line, was the epicenter of an earthquake on April 29, 2003, measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale. Power was knocked out in the area and pictures thrown to the floor, foundations cracked, one chimney fell to the ground, it was felt over a significant portion of the southeastern states, including quite in northeastern Alabama and neighboring northern Georgia, nearby eastern Tennessee. It was felt in western upstate South Carolina, far west-southwestern North Carolina and southeastern Kentucky, east-northeastern Mississippi.
On the whole, DeKalb County is a dry county. In 2005, a change in local laws enabled Fort Payne to become the only location in the county to allow the legal sale of alcohol. Collinsville allowed alcohol sales. DeKalb County saw one of the highest death tolls in Alabama during a massive tornadic system in April 2011, the 2011 Super Outbreak, with 31 deaths reported in the county. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 779 square miles, of which 777 square miles is land and 1.6 square miles is water. Jackson County - north Dade County, Georgia - northeast Walker County, Georgia - east Chattooga County, Georgia - east Cherokee County - southeast Etowah County - south Marshall County - west Little River Canyon National Preserve As of the census of 2010, there were 71,109 people, 26,842 households, 19,361 families residing in the county; the population density was 92 people per square mile. There were 31,109 housing units at an average density of 39.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 84.5% White, 1.5% Black or African American, 1.4% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 9.9% from other races, 2.2% from two or more races.
13.6% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. As of the census of 2000, there were 64,452 people, 25,113 households, 18,432 families residing in the county; the population density was 83 people per square mile. There were 28,051 housing units at an average density of 36 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 92.55% White, 1.68% Black or African American, 0.80% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 3.10% from other races, 1.62% from two or more races. 5.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. According to the census of 2000, the largest ancestry groups in DeKalb County were English 78.31%, Scotch-Irish 8.29%, Scottish 3.33%, Irish 3.31%, Welsh 1.22%, African 1.68% Interstate 59 U. S. Route 11 State Route 35 State Route 40 State Route 68 State Route 75 State Route 117 State Route 176 State Route 227 Norfolk Southern Railway DeKalb County is Republican. Eighty-three percent of its voters supported Donald Trump in 2016, no Democrat has carried it since Southerner Jimmy Carter did so in 1976.
Populist appeal in the county during the period of “Redemption” meant that during the “Solid South” era DeKalb County sometimes supported victorious Republican presidential candidates, as it did during the three Republican landslides of the 1920s. Fort Payne Henagar Rainsville Battelle Bootsville Rawlingsville National Register of Historic Places listings in DeKalb County, Alabama Properties on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage in DeKalb County, Alabama Landmarks of DeKalb County DeKalb County History
DeKalb School of the Arts
DeKalb School of the Arts is a public performing arts magnet school in DeKalb County, United States, east of the city of Atlanta. It is a part of the DeKalb County School District. DeKalb School of the Arts is located at 1192 Clarendon Avenue, Avondale Estates, Georgia 30002. DSA began in 1985 under the direction of Richard Leitgeb and became the DeKalb Center for Performing Arts, a magnet program housed at Avondale High School. In 1999 it became the DeKalb School of the Arts. After eight years at its independent location, DeKalb School of the Arts moved back into Avondale High School in August 2010, it was located on the site of the former Briarcliff High School. DSA, the magnet high school for the arts, is now located in the Avondale campus two-story back building that houses the Kyle Theater. DSA utilizes some of the classrooms in the halls no longer in use by Avondale High School. DSA continues to have its own administrative team. Susan McCauley is the Principal and Chief Learning Officer of DSA, Ms.
Branch is the Assistant Principal. The school has won many awards and recognitions, including being named a National Blue Ribbon School, its mock trial team has received four or more best attorney/witness awards at competitions and won the Regional Championship in 2013 and 2014. Donald Glover – writer, comedian, Community & Atlanta, singer, record producer under the name Childish Gambino Lloyd – R&B singer DeKalb School of the Arts DSA on Facebook DSA on Youtube DSA on Pinterest
DeKalb County, Tennessee
DeKalb County is a county located in the U. S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 18,723, its county seat is Smithville. The county was created by the General Assembly of Tennessee on December 2, 1837 and was named for Revolutionary War hero Major General Johann de Kalb. DeKalb County was formed in 1837 from land in Cannon and White counties. Historian believes that the first settlers in the county were at Liberty and came from Maryland in 1797. If so, Addison Puckett was the first settler, he may have come over the Cumberland Mountains, although some sources claim he came down the Ohio, up the Cumberland to Nashville, overland about 56 miles. DeKalb County was the site of several saltpeter mines, the main ingredient of gunpowder, was obtained by leaching the earth from several local caves. Overall Cave was named for Abraham Overall who moved from Luray and settled near the present site of Liberty in 1805, he had many slaves and owned a large plantation on which Overall Cave is located.
Two saltpeter leaching vats in the cave may date from the War of 1812, although this area was mined again during the Civil War. Other caves in DeKalb County that were mined for saltpeter include Avant Cave, located near Dowelltown, Indian Grave Point Cave, located in the Dry Creek Valley, Temperance Saltpeter Cave, located near Temperance Hall. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 329 square miles, of which 304 square miles is land and 25 square miles is water. Putnam County White County Warren County Cannon County Wilson County Smith County Edgar Evins State Park Pea Ridge Wildlife Management Area As of the census of 2000, there were 17,423 people, 6,984 households, 4,986 families residing in the county; the population density was 57 people per square mile. There were 8,409 housing units at an average density of 28 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 95.58% White, 1.43% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.62% from other races, 0.94% from two or more races.
3.63% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 6,984 households out of which 30.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.10% were married couples living together, 11.10% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.60% were non-families. 25.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.70% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.90. In the county, the population was spread out with 23.30% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 29.30% from 25 to 44, 24.60% from 45 to 64, 14.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.90 males. The median income for a household in the county was $30,359, the median income for a family was $36,920. Males had a median income of $29,483 versus $20,953 for females; the per capita income for the county was $17,217.
About 11.80% of families and 17.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.00% of those under age 18 and 20.10% of those age 65 or over. Smithville Alexandria Dowelltown Liberty Belk Midway Temperance Hall National Register of Historic Places listings in DeKalb County, Tennessee Official site Smithville-DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce DeKalb County Schools DeKalb County, TNGenWeb – genealogy resources DeKalb County at Curlie
USS DeKalb (ID-3010)
USS DeKalb was a German mail ship Prinz Eitel Friedrich that served during the early part of the First World War as an auxiliary cruiser in the German Navy and after the US entry into the war, as US Navy troop ship. Post war she returned to civilian service as the US transatlantic liner SS Mount Clay; the ship was a North German Lloyd mail ship and ocean liner built by AG Vulcan, Stettin and launched 18 June 1904 as Prinz Eitel Friedrich. NDL had ordered her for the German Mail route between Germany and the Far East, for which she began her maiden voyage on 13 October; when the First World War broke out on 1 August 1914 she was in Shanghai and was ordered to Tsingtao in the German Kiaochow Bay concession. There she was converted to an auxiliary cruiser for the Imperial German Navy by transferring the guns and crews of the German gunboats SMS Tiger and SMS Luchs to Prinz Eitel Friedrich. For the next seven months she operated on the high seas with Vice Admiral Maximilian von Spee's squadron off South American and as a detached commerce raider.
She captured eleven ships in the Pacific and the South Atlantic. Among these was the schooner William P. Frye, captured on 27 January 1915 and scuttled the next day, the first U. S. flagged vessel sunk in World War I. On 11 March 1915 Prinz Eitel Friedrich, now low on supplies and burdened by over 300 prisoners, arrived at Newport News, Virginia. Allied warships were lying outside US waters and to avoid them she exceeded the time limit under international law for a combatant ship to remain in a neutral port; as a result, the US authorities interned her. She was moved, still under the German flag, to Philadelphia Navy Yard. On 11 April another NDL liner, operating as an auxiliary cruiser, Kronprinz Wilhelm, was interned alongside her; when the United States entered the First World War in April 1917, US Customs officials seized her and she was transferred to the US Navy. She was reconditioned and refitted as a troop transport and renamed USS DeKalb after General Baron Johann de Kalb, she was commissioned 12 May 1917 with Commander W. R. Gherardi in command.
DeKalb was assigned to the Cruiser and Transport Force, Atlantic Fleet, on 14 June 1917 sailed in the convoy carrying the first troops of the American Expeditionary Forces to France. Unlike the other transports with Army troops embarked, DeKalb transported United States Marine Corps, 5th Regiment of Marines. In the next 18 months DeKalb made 11 such voyages. Among these was the First Marine Aviation Force who flew the day wing bombers of the Northern Bombing Group. With the end of the war, DeKalb continued her transport duty returning 20,332 troops from Europe in eight voyages. On 6 September 1919 she was turned over to 3rd Naval District. DeKalb was decommissioned 22 September 1919 and returned to the United States Shipping Board for disposal the following day, she returned to civilian control as DeKalb and, after 1920, as Mount Clay. The ship was acquired by W. Averell Harriman and included with ten previous ships acquired from the Kerr Navigation Company in a name change so that all were prefixed with an American mountain and thus renamed Mount Clay.
The ship was specially modified by Morse Dry Dock and Repair Company to be a third class only immigrant ship for the United American Line of New York. The ship had been gutted by fire while on the Hudson River at Spuyten Duyvil and part of the rebuilding extensive tearing out of damaged decking and dismantling and rebuilding of deck structures was undertaken; the intent of the conversion was to carry the maximum passenger load while offering passengers better conditions than found on immigrant ships and "steerage" class. The passenger spaces were to be well ventilated with forced draft air flow, more deck space allocated to passengers and larger and more attractive public rooms provided. Passenger accommodation was in two to six person cabins that included luxuries not found in such ships that included washstands and linens. A kosher abattoir and galley was furnished for the ship's Jewish passengers. Due to a capacity of 1,452 passengers and crew of 211, special attention had to be focused on life boats.
Fourteen sets of Welin davits were fitted to each side with a variety of lifeboats and some rafts with a capacity for 1,663 persons, 1,613 in boats. In February 1921 Mount Clay inaugurated a new first class mail delivery system for mail to Germany in which mail planes would meet the ship at Cuxhaven for transfer of special bags for air delivery within Germany. On 9 February 1921 Mount Clay stood by and rescued the crew and ship's cat from the sinking freighter Bombardier about four hundred miles southeast of Halifax; the sinking ship's radio operator, Edward Herno, had worked hours to make repairs and get the SOS out as the wireless had been damaged in the storm and wreck. All but two of Bombardier's lifeboats had been destroyed so one of the Mount Clay boats launched to assist. Mount Clay made the initial voyage as an immigrant ship on 26 December; the ship's last westbound voyage was from Hamburg via Queenstown, Ireland to New York on 15 October 1925. She was laid up until 1934 when she was scrapped.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Sr.. "DeKalb". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval History And Heritage Command. Retrieved 29 August 2018. Auxiliary cruiser The Minnesota Military Museum has the original German ships log, it is in a collection given to them by Russell C. Duncan along with pictures of the ship and letters written to his mother during the 11 voyages, he was a chief and t
B38 (New York City bus)
The DeKalb Avenue Line is a public transit line in Brooklyn and Queens, New York City, United States, running along DeKalb Avenue, as well as eastbound on Lafayette Avenue, between downtown Brooklyn and Ridgewood, Queens. A streetcar line, it is now the B38 DeKalb/Lafayette Avenues bus route, operated by the New York City Transit Authority. At its east end, after crossing into Queens, the line turns southeast on Seneca Avenue and ends just short of Myrtle Avenue. A branch runs northeast on Stanhope Street to Linden Hill Cemetery; the B38 bus route begins at a loop around Borough Hall in Downtown Brooklyn. It splitting onto DeKalb Avenue and Lafayette Avenue. After crossing Broadway, eastbound buses return to DeKalb Avenue via Bushwick Avenue; the route crosses into Ridgewood and turns southeast on Seneca Avenue. Along the way, transfers can be made to the subway at Court Street – Borough Hall, Jay Street – MetroTech, DeKalb Avenue, Classon Avenue, Kosciuszko Street, DeKalb Avenue, Seneca Avenue.
After a legal battle with the Coney Island and Brooklyn Railroad, which shared Water Street west of Main Street, in which it was decided that the CI&B would own two tracks and give the BC&N trackage rights over one, the Brooklyn City and Newtown Rail Road opened the line to the public on January 28, 1862. The route stretched from Fulton Ferry east to stables at Throop Avenue and a depot at Marcus Garvey Boulevard. Tracks were laid in Fulton Street, Front Street, Gold Street, Willoughby Street, University Plaza, DeKalb Avenue; the eastbound track, in Water Street and Bridge Street rather than Front Street and Gold Street, was soon opened. By July, the line was extended northeast on DeKalb Avenue and southeast on Seneca Avenue to the Myrtle Avenue Park in Ridgewood, Queens. In order to enable the company to avoid the narrow Debevoise Street and a dangerous westbound curve at Debevoise Street and DeKalb Avenue, a law was passed in 1869 to allow a single track in DeKalb Avenue and Gold Street between Debevoise Street and Willoughby Street.
The company laid a single track plus a "siding", but used both for revenue service, rerouting all trains in both directions to the new route in August 1869. Eastbound trains were moved back to Willoughby Street and Debevoise Street once a single track was built to replace the two. Starting on May 3, 1871, the Park Avenue Railroad's Vanderbilt Avenue Line shared the tracks between Fulton Ferry and Concord Street. In March 1872, a law was passed to allow the BC&N to build in DeKalb Avenue west from Debevoise Street to Fulton Street, use the Brooklyn City Rail Road's trackage in Fulton Street to Fulton Ferry. After some opposition from the City Railroad, the route was changed in April to turn off on Washington Street after passing City Hall. Despite objections from Washington Street residents, the new route, using Washington Street north to Front and Water Streets, was opened on September 4, 1872; the old route continued to be used by short-turn trains to Yates Avenue. The BC&N stopped using the old route that decade, but the Vanderbilt Avenue Line continued to use it until 1883, when it built a track in Concord Street west of Bridge Street in order to serve the new Brooklyn Bridge.
The line was leased to the Coney Island and Brooklyn Railroad in 1897. The De Kalb Avenue and North Beach Railroad built the branch on Stanhope Street. Buses were substituted for streetcars on January 30, 1949. On January 6, 2019 the B38 went to the Grand Avenue Depot since the B38 was proposed for SBS converstion as it would need to use artics and Grand Avenue Depot can hold artics. Media related to B38 at Wikimedia Commons
DeKalb is a city in DeKalb County, United States. The population was 43,862 according to the 2010 census, up from 39,018 at the 2000 census; the city is named after decorated Franconian-French war hero Johann de Kalb, who died during the American Revolutionary War. DeKalb was called Huntley's Grove, under the latter name was platted in 1853; the name is for a major general in the American Revolutionary War. A post office has been in operation at DeKalb since 1849; the development of barbed wire is key in the history of DeKalb. Joseph Glidden, who developed barbed wire, was a historic citizen of DeKalb. Glidden would be known as the “Father of Barbed Wire”. Glidden began to mass-produce his invention, sold half of the company to Isaac L. Ellwood. Together, the two formed the Barb Fence Company; the city of DeKalb is in northern Illinois, United States 55 miles west of downtown Chicago and 30 miles southeast of Rockford, IL. The Kishwaukee River flows northward through the city of DeKalb. According to the 2010 census, DeKalb has a total area of 14.812 square miles, of which 14.65 square miles is land and 0.162 square miles is water.
On August 24, 2007, the Kishwaukee River at DeKalb crested at 15.27 feet causing major flooding. This was only the second time the river has risen above 15 feet since the level of the river has been recorded. DeKalb has a humid continental climate typical of northern Illinois, with four distinct seasons. Summers can be hot, while winters are snowy. Precipitation is somewhat uniform year-round, although it can be heavier in the spring and summer when the area is prone to strong thunderstorms; as of the census of 2010, there were 43,862 people, 15,386 households, 7,508 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,993.8 people per square mile. There were 16,436 housing units at an average density of 1,121.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 74.9% white, 12.8% African American, 0.3% Native American, 4.1% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 5.5% from other races, 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.5% of the population. There were 15,386 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.2% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 51.2% were non-families.
29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.07. In the city, the population was spread out with 17.6% under the age of 18, 37.3% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 15.0% from 45 to 64, 7.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 23.6 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.4 males. The median income for a household in the city was $37,719, the median income for a family was $59,671. Males had a median income of $43,819 versus $36,488 for females; the per capita income for the city was $19,155. About 19.6% of families and 32.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.0% of those under the age of 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over. DeKalb is home to the annual event Corn Fest, held in late August; the Egyptian Theatre, built in 1929, is one of a handful of such theatres still extant in the United States.
The Stage Coach Players, founded in 1947, have their own theatre on 5th Street. DeKalb is home to Northern Illinois University, the city's largest employer and the third largest campus in the state. Other large employers include Northwestern Medicine, General Electric, the local school district, a large retail district along Hwy. 23 that includes Walmart, Lowes, Best Buy, Kohl's, dozens of other chain and local stores. DeKalb is home to warehouses for several major companies, including Target, 3M, Nestlé, Panduit, in part due to Dekalb's proximity to major highways such as I-88 and I-39. 3M's complex serves as the distribution hub for three of 3M's four business units and export operations to North America, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. In 1984, the intersection of two streets in a popular NIU housing district in Dekalb begot the name of a regional consulting firm called "Greenbrier & Russel,". In 2011, DeKalb was the broadcast base of Up and In: The Baseball Prospectus Podcast with Kevin Goldstein and Jason Parks.
The town was the filming location for the 2012 film, At Any Price The DeKalb Park District is responsible for the 44 parks and recreation facilities in DeKalb. The park district was established in 1935 through the initiative of members of the League of Women Voters, to address the need for a public swimming pool in the community; the City of DeKalb gave the first four parks to the District: Annie's Woods, Huntley Park, Liberty Park, Hopkins Park. By 1960, the district by 1970 twelve; the main services provided focused on swimming and use of the outdoor parks. But as lifestyles changed, so did the district. In the mid 1960s, the City gave the Ellwood House mansion to the district. In 1970, the park district hired its first full-time executive director and by 1980, the district had a pool, acquired Haish Gymnasium and Buena Vista, a nine-hole golf course. In 1985, the park district purchased River Heights, a second nine-hole golf course, developed into an 18-hole course. New parks were a
USS Baron DeKalb (1861)
USS Baron DeKalb was a City-class ironclad gunboat constructed for the Union Navy by James B. Eads during the American Civil War. USS Baron DeKalb, named after General Baron DeKalb of Hüttendorf near Erlangen, in present-day Bavaria, was named Saint Louis, was one of seven City-class ironclads built at Carondelet and Mound City, for the Western Gunboat Flotilla; these ironclads were shallow draft with a center driven paddle wheel. They were armored and slow and hard to steer in the currents of rivers; this ironclad was vulnerable to plunging fire and by hits in their un-armored areas. Called "Pook Turtles" for the designer, they did yeoman service through four years of war and were present at every battle on the Mississippi River and its tributaries. Built as St. Louis, the stern wheel casemate gunboat was built by James B. Eads, at the Union Marine Works at Carondelet, for the U. S. War Department, she was launched in St. Louis, October 12, 1861 and joined the Western Gunboat Flotilla. During 1862 St. Louis, under the command of Lieutenant L. Paulding USN, was attached to Rear Admiral Andrew Hull Foote's squadron and participated in the Battle of Lucas Bend and the capture of Fort Henry on the Tennessee River.
She served as flagship for the squadron when it assisted the Union Army at the capture of Fort Donelson on the Cumberland River. Between April and June 1862, she operated against Tennessee. St. Louis was renamed Baron De Kalb September 8, 1862; this change was in anticipation of the vessel's transfer from the War Department to the Navy Department, there being a St. Louis in commission with the Navy. On October 1, 1862 Baron De Kalb was transferred to the Navy Department. During December 21–28 she took part in the Yazoo Expedition and participated in the action at Drumgould's Bluff. Four of Baron De Kalb's sailors were awarded the Medal of Honor for their actions in the expedition: Ordinary Seaman Peter Cotton, Captain of the Forecastle Pierre Leon, Boatswain's Mate John McDonald, Boatswain's Mate Charles Robinson. During 1863 Baron De Kalb took part in the capture of Arkansas Post. On July 13, 1863 Baron De Kalb was sunk by a mine in the Yazoo River, one mile below Yazoo City, Mississippi. January 11, 1862 against CSN vessels near Lucas Bend, Missouri.
February 6, 1862 attacking Battle of Fort Henry, Tennessee. February 14, 1862 attacking Fort Donelson, Tennessee.. Repaired at St. Louis. February 23, 1862 attacked Columbus, Kentucky, a demonstration during Battle of Belmont. March 15 through April 7, 1862, Battle of Island Number 10. April 13, 1862, attacked Fort Pillow May 10, 1862, involved in the Fort Pillow. June 6, 1862, Battle of Memphis destroying the Confederate Mississippi river fleet with her sister ships and several "Ellet Rams" June 17, 1862, participated in the expedition up the White River bombarding positions at St. Charles, Arkansas. September 8, 1862, rechristened USS Baron De Kalb. November 21 through December 11, 1862. December 5, 1862, captured the steamer Lottie. December 28, 1862, bombarded the batteries at Drumgold's Bluff. January 10–11, 1863, took part in the Battle of Fort Hindman, Arkansas March 11–23, 1863, took part in the Battle of Fort Pemberton, Tallahatchie River May 18, 1863, took part in capture of Battle of Haynes Bluff.
May 19, 1863, captured the steamer Alonzo Child. May 1863, helped destroy the Yazoo City Navy Yard. May 1863, made an expedition up the Yazoo River. July 13, 1863, sunk by a torpedo one mile below Yazoo City. Like many of the Mississippi theater ironclads, Baron Dekalb had its armament changed multiple times over life of the vessel. To expedite the entrance of Baron DeKalb into service and the other City-class ships were fitted with whatever weapons were available. Though the 8 in Dahlgren smoothbore cannons were modern most of the other original armaments were antiquated; these 42-pounder weapons were of particular concern to military commanders because they were structurally weaker and more prone to exploding than purpose-built rifled cannons. Additionally, the close confines of riverine combat increased the threat of boarding parties; the 12-pounder howitzer was not used in regular combat. American Civil War Union Navy Anaconda Plan Mississippi Squadron United States Navy List of United States Navy ships This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.
The entry can be found here. Pictures of USS Baron de Kalb Building the City Class Ironclads Documentary