DeKalb County, Tennessee
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DeKalb County History

DeKalb County was founded in 1837, from land in Cannon, Warren and White counties. It was named in honor of Baron Johann DeKalb, a Bavarian officer who accompanied Lafayette to America in 1777. He was appointed major general in the Continental Army. At the battle of Camden, he was killed while commanding Delaware and Maryland troops.
The county seat is Smithville

 Smithville (county seat)

 Alexandria * Dowelltown * Liberty

Unincorporated Communities
 Belk * Midway * Temperance Hall

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DeKalb County Data 


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Website Updates:
June 2017:  will for TURNEY.  Crime news for DAVIS, WATSON.  Obituaries for CANTRELL, ISBELL, STOKES, LYON, WALKER, LARMER, WEST, SMARTT, GOTHARD, SNOW.  Legal notices for BAINE, KERLEY.  biography for TYREE




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Surrounding Counties
Putnam County (northeast)
White County (east)
Warren County (south)
Cannon County (southwest)
Wilson County (west)
Smith County (northwest)
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