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History of DeKalb County, Tennessee

By: Will T. Hale, Pub. 1915, Reprinted 2019, 266 pages, soft cover, ISBN #0-89308-935-4.

This Middle Tennessee County was formed in 1837 out of parts of Cannon, Jackson, Warren, and Wilson counties. This land was first settled in 1797 by settlers from Maryland.  This book is not too different from other county history books of this era.  With such topics as trade and transportation, labor, farming, politics, and race relations - all important in the development of the county - are discussed.  This type of county history book can help one develop ideas or paths to those missing ancestors by showing the customs and traditions of the local residents.