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DeKalb County, Tennessee

DeKalb County, Tennessee Facts

When was DeKalb County, TN Created?

DeKalb County was founded on December 1837 from Cannon CountyWarren County and White County.

What is the County Seat of DeKalb County, TN?

The County Seat of government is located in Smithville# also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to DeKalb County, TN?

Bordering counties are Putnam CountyWhite CountyWarren CountyCannon CountyWilliamson County and Smith County .

DeKalb County Courthouse and Government Records

What genealogical records can I find in the DeKalb County Courthouse?

The following information and facts indicates whatever birth, death, marriage, land, wills, and courtroom records will be in DeKalb County or in the Tennessee State Library & Archives. The dates indicated below could be the first widely known documents for this county.

  • DeKalb County Clerk
    • Address: 732 S Congress Blvd Rm 102, Smithville, TN 37166
    • Phone: 615-597-5177
    • Marriage Records: 1848
    • Probate Records: 1846
  • DeKalb County Register of Deeds
    • Address: 1 Public Square, RM 201, Smithville, TN 37166
    • Phone: (615) 597-4153
    • Land & Deed Records: 1838
  • DeKalb County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Address: Dekalb County Courthouse One Public Square, Room 303, Smithville, TN 37166
    • Phone: 615-597-5711
    • Chancery Court Minutes: 1844
    • Circuit Court Minutes: 1860
    • County  Court Minutes: 1838

Where can find DeKalb County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?

DeKalb County vital records can be found at the Tennessee Department of Health (VDH) Office of Vital Records which has copies for copies of birth certificates, marriage licenses and divorce decrees. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Tennessee for current fees and application process.

Marriage license records are available from the county clerk who issued the marriage license. Court divorce orders may be obtained from the clerk of the court that granted the divorce.

You can search online for DeKalb County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Tennessee Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificates to mail.

What DeKalb County, TN census records are available?

Federal Population Schedules for DeKalb County can be found for 18401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

DeKalb Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. DeKalb Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. DeKalb Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for DeKalb County, TN?

  • DeKalb County Genealogical Society, Justin Potter Library, 101 S. 1st St., Smithville, TN. 37166; We are located in the Justin Potter Library and have an extensive collection of Vertical files, Genealogical books, Census records and lots more.
  • Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 3016, Nashville 37219-0016

DeKalb County Genealogy Resources

Where can I connect with other DeKalb County, TN Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in DeKalb County, TN?

The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to DeKalb County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a payment. This is merely a collection which has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to suggest your own most popular DeKalb County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

DeKalb Co. TN Books, Newspapers & Publications

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DeKalb Co. TN Cemeteries & Church Records

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DeKalb Co. TN Military Records