Doraville is a city in DeKalb County, Georgia, United States, northeast of Atlanta. The population was 8,330 at the 2010 census.
Doraville was incorporated by an act of the Georgia General Assembly, approved December 15, 1871. From its inception until the 1940s, Doraville was a small agricultural community that served the interests of a larger surrounding farming area.
At the end of World War II, Doraville was on a main railroad line, and had a new water system available. General Motors selected Doraville as the site for its new assembly plant. The growth of Doraville exploded in the late 1940s and the 1950s as a result. In the late 1940s, plans for Guilford Village, the first subdivision, were announced by Southern Builders and Engineering Company. The 112-home subdivision at Tilly Mill and Flowers Roads was to cover some 58 acres.