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Early History

Local History

According to the DeKalb History Center, the original grantees of

Construction of the Clairmont Heights Subdivision

A look at the plats submitted to the county before construction reveal some interesting facts about our neighborhood’s history. A plat is a map, drawn to scale, showing the divisions of a piece of land. The original plats for Clairmont Heights subdivision dating back to 1946 are on file at the DeKalb County Courthouse.


Articles on the history of the Clairmont Heights area generally and the subdivision in particular.

Clairmont Heights Evening Garden Club 1957-1976

The CHCA board is in possession of a three ring binder with over one hundred typewritten and handwritten notes from meetings of the “Clairmont Heights Evening Garden Club” from 1957 to 1976. It is the earliest known community organization in our neighborhood. There are gaps in the records and residents with old documents or memories of this or other early neighborhood organizations are invited to share them with the CHCA board.

Schools, Parks, Neighbors

This map shows our boundaries and those of nearby neighborhoods, school locations, hospitals, fire stations, police stations, parks and other natural features. Schools Parks Neighbors Maps created by CHCA are in Google Earth format but are displayed in Google Maps for easier access. The common format shows a list of features in a panel on the left with a map on the right. Here are basic instructions:

Website Help

  • To become a CHCA member and support our efforts, click the Join CHCA link in the primary links at the top.
  • To receive a weekly summary "eNewsletter" via email, click the Email Updates link in the primary links at the top.
  • To receive updates via RSS feed, click the RSS icon in the lower right of the home page or paste the following url into your RSS reader:
  • Menus on the left side CHCA Library panel are expandable.

CHCA Annual Meeting - May 10, 7 pm, N. Decatur Presbyterian Church

The Clairmont Heights Civic Assoc. Annual Meeting will be held Thursday May 10, 7pm at North Decatur Presbyterian Church, 611 Medlock Road. (Where many of us vote) The agenda will include the following: Board Elections Current events around the neighborhood Status of sidewalk initiative Status of various traffic-calming initiatives Emory Walkable Community/Clifton Corridor Update and other topics if time permits. Refreshments will be served. Please come out for an evening of information and planning what we want to happen in our neighborhood for the next year.

Other CHCA communication channels: eNewsletter, Twitter, Facebook, RSS

Email: CHCA sends out an enewsletter every Friday with summaries and links to new posts on the website.  We have over 450 subscribers.  To join, email "info AT"

Twitter: Follow us @CHCA30033

Facebook: Join us on our Facebook page:

Neighborhood events

Current regular activities include Clean Up Days, a Walking Group, a Welcome Wagon, and a Garden Club. CHCA also hosts occasional block parties.


Join the CHCA to support your local neighborhood, stay informed on local issues, and meet your neighbors. Just print the form attached below, fill it out, and drop it in the mailbox of the current treasurer at 953 Heritage Hills  with $20 to cover your membership for the calendar year.

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