Welcome to the Dekalb County TNGenWeb site!


Dekalb County was formed in 1837 from land in Cannon, Warren, and White counties, and is named for Johann von Robais, Baron de Kalb.

The goal of this site is to provide you with free information for your genealogical research. The site relies on volunteer contributions so please let us know if you have information to share.  As you look around the site, you may wish to start on the Records & Resources page. 

NOTE: We are saddened to report the passing on November 7, 2015 of David Johnson, the Dekalb County Coordinator.  

Incorporated Towns in Dekalb County: Smithville, Alexandria, Liberty, and Dowelltown

Unincorporated Communities: Allens Chapel, Antioch, Bethel, Belk, Blue Springs, Bluhmtown, Buckners Chapel, Cherry Hill, Cross Roads, Dismal, Dry Creek, Helton, Indian Mound, Jefferson, Keltonburg, Laurel Hill, Midway, Mt. Moriah, Pisgah, Phillipi, Shiney Rock, Snows Hill, Temperance Hall, Watkins, Williams Crossroads, Young Bend


November 27, 2015