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Welcome to Dekalb ...

Dekalb is located in Kershaw County<1>.

The location of Dekalb has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Dekalb: de-KALB<3>

Dekalb is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Dekalb lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Dekalb lies within the (803) area code.

Communities Also Named Dekalb ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Dekalb - they are located in Arkansas, Iowa, Ohio and Tennessee.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Dekalb.

Communities near Dekalb ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Dekalb.

  • Camden [Kershaw County]
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    • Camden [Kershaw County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Dekalb
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,288 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camden<6>
  • Kershaw [Kershaw County]
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    • Kershaw [Kershaw County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Dekalb
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,404 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kershaw
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kershaw<6>
  • Elgin [Kershaw County]
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    • Elgin [Kershaw County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Dekalb
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,585 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elgin<6>
  • Heath Springs [Lancaster County]
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    • Heath Springs [Lancaster County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Dekalb
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,054 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heath Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heath Springs<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bethune [Kershaw County]
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      • Bethune [Kershaw County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Dekalb
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 354 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethune
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethune<6>
    • Lafayette Village [Kershaw County]
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      • Lafayette Village [Kershaw County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the south of Dekalb
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lafayette Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Westville [Kershaw County]
    • Log Town [Kershaw County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Log Town
      • Log Town [Kershaw County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Dekalb
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Log Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cassatt [Kershaw County]
    • Lugoff [Kershaw County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dekalb. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Dekalb.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Dekalb. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Dekalb.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dekalb. See our Newspapers Page for Dekalb.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dekalb ...

Looking for more information about Dekalb? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Dekalb, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Dekalb.

Adding Dekalb to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Dekalb in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Dekalb was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Dekalb on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dekalb. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Kershaw, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Dekalb. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dekalb - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dekalb) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dekalb. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3774, Longitude: -80.5959       In this case, the coordinates for Dekalb have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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