Dekalb County - Militia Districts
There are 18 (eighteen) milita districts in Dekalb County.
The following are the militia
districts for Dekalb County - their district name/number and creation
Section 1. The militia shall consist of all able-bodied male persons between the ages of eighteen and forty-five years, except such as may be exempted by the laws of the United States or this State; and shall be organized, officered, armed, equipped, and trained in such manner as may be provided by law; subject to the paramount authority of Congress over this subject.
Section 2. Volunteer companies of cavalry, infantry, or artillery may be formed in such manner, and with such restrictions, as may be provided by law.
Section 3. No person conscientiously opposed to bearing arms shall be compelled to do militia duty, but such person shall pay an equivalent for exemption; the amount to be prescribed by law and appropriated to the common-school fund.
|East Atlanta||1666||November 7, 1907|
|Stone Mountain||1045||Jan. 1850 (near end)|
|Clarkston||1327||April 26, 1880|
|Edgewood||1379||September 27, 1884|
|Doraville||1416||August 13, 1887|
|Redan||1398||April 20, 1886|
|McWilliams||1448||? perhaps 1888|
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