Place:DeKalb, Tennessee, United States

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DeKalb County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 18,723. Its county seat is Smithville. It was created by the General Assembly of Tennessee on December 2, 1837, and was named for Revolutionary War hero Major General Johann de Kalb, who was killed at the Battle of Camden in 1780.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1837 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1837 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1838 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1838 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1848 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1914 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1840 5,868
1850 8,016
1860 10,573
1870 11,425
1880 14,813
1890 15,650
1900 16,460
1910 15,434
1920 15,370
1930 14,213
1940 14,588
1950 11,680
1960 10,774
1970 11,151
1980 13,589
1990 14,360

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External Links

  • Outstanding guide to DeKalb County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county histories, cemeteries, churches, naturalizations, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.


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