About This Place
DeKalb is a city in Bowie County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,769 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Texarkana, Texas - Texarkana, Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its two area codes are 430 and 903. Its ZIP code is 75559. It is in the Central Time Zone.
DeKalb was the birthplace of Bonanza star Dan Blocker, who played the character "Hoss Cartwright" on the popular NBC television Western. DeKalb is also the hometown of former major league baseball player Luke Walker.
Singer Ricky Nelson was killed in an airplane crash near DeKalb on December 31, 1985, while he was en route to a concert in Dallas.