The City of Chamblee is 2,009 acres or 3.5 square miles. According to the 2000 U.S. Census, at that time
Chamblee was comprised of:
9,552 people, of which:
56% are Latino
24% are White
14% are Asian
03% are African American
02% are Two or more races
01% are other Ethnic Minorities
Approximately 12 different Asian/Pacific countries and 18 Latin countries are represented within the City, with
almost 30 varied languages and dialects spoken as a first language. Latinos and Southeast Asians are the largest
ethnic groups within the City.
Points of Interest:
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 Boulevard. There are
many unmarked graves and tombstones without inscriptions. The oldest marked grave is that of Mollie Black, October
1912. The oldest birthdate, 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.