City of Chamblee
|Incorporated||August 17, 1908|
|Address||5468 Peachtree Road
Chamblee, Georgia 30341
The City of Chamblee was incorporated by the Georgia legislature on August 17, 1908. It is one of eight cities located within DeKalb County.
There is great discussion about the origination of the City’s name. One story has the name coming from the 1885 petition for the U.S. Postal Service to establish a post office in what was then known as Roswell Junction. The U.S. Postal Service was concerned that the proposed name of Roswell Junction was too close to the nearby city of Roswell. The Postal Service then randomly selected the name “Chamblee” from the list of petitioners for the new post office name.
Another story has the Chamlee family beginning the town and then later altering their name to fit the current spelling.
Chamblee has always been a city of continuing transformation. From bucolic dairyland, to Southern railroad junction. From temporary home to 40,000 WWI “doughboys” to 1950’s industrial complex. And now, it is the true international city in Georgia, with the most ethnically diverse population of any municipality in the Southeast. And, we did all this in just 90 years.
In Chamblee, our motto is “A City On the Right Track.” However, we also recognize the wisdom of the Will Rogers quote, “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” The dynamic, ever-changing history of Chamblee sets a high standard for progress as we move into the next century. That’s exciting for both residents and visitors alike. Come and see for yourself why we’re so proud of our community.