Chamblee’s motto is “A City On The Right Track!” The City of Chamblee Georgia was incorporated on August 17, 1908. It is one of eight cities located within DeKalb County.
One story has the Chamblee family beginning the town and then later altering their name to fit the current spelling. Home to the nationally-recognized “Antique Row”, this area works to preserve the history of the city while providing for modern redevelopment opportunities.
Incorporated: August 17, 1908
Population: ?15,948 (2013) U.S. Census
Total Area: 3.1 sq miles (2,009 acres)
Chamblee’s Antique Row in the historic central business district is the South’s largest antique area. In this unique neighborhood, there are more than 150 dealers offering quality antiques and collectibles that can fit any budget, decor or lifestyle.
The DeKalb-Peachtree Airport is the second busiest airport in the State of Georgia. Located on the site of the WWI installation, Camp Gordon, and the WWII Naval Air Station, the airport now serves the corporate community of metro Atlanta as a general aviation reliever airport.
As part of DeKalb’s International Corridor stretching along Buford Highway, this special Chamblee zoning district is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country. With more than 30 different nationalities represented within this 394 acre community, the International Village provides visitors with a unique opportunity to discover new cultures through a variety of businesses ranging from restaurants to book and music stores.
Mt. Zion Cemetery
This African-American cemetery is located on Pierce Drive near the intersection of Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. There are many unmarked graves and tombstones without inscriptions. The oldest marked grave is that of Mollie Black, October 1912. The oldest birth date, March 1836, is of a person with the surname Holmes.
Nancy Creek Cemetery
Nancy Creek Primitive Baptist Church was organized in 1824. The Nancy Creek area was named for an early settler, Nance Jett Evins, wife of John Evins. Both graves can be found in the church cemetery located on 8th Street along with many other early residents.
The Prospect Methodist Church (later Chamblee First United Methodist) was organized in 1826 with the cemetery located directly behind the church on Peachtree Road. The church building was sold in the 1970s and is now home to Biggar’s Antiques. Entrance to the cemetery is on North Peachtree Road and it is still maintained by the Chamblee First United Methodist Church now located on Chamblee-Dunwoody Road.