The Ben Lomand Press of McMinnville, Tn. has graciously allowed the use of the "History of DeKalb County" written by Will T. Hale on the DeKalb County page. The Ben Lomand Press owns the copyright to the book therefore it can not be copied in its entirety or used for any commercial use. You may copy portions of the book that pertains to your ancestors. Any violations of this is subject to prosecution by Ben Lomand Press.

This book was originally published in 1915. A reprint was done in 1969 by Womack Press, in McMinnville, Tn. and the business was later sold to Ben Lomand Press.

Please take the time to drop a note to the Ben Lomand Press and thank them for allowing me to bring this to you. Their address is:

The Ben Lomand Press
105 Donnell ST.
McMinnville, TN. 37110

There are three ways that you can use this site. First, you can go to the Title page and read the book from cover to cover. Second, you can go to the Table of Contents and go to any particular Chapter. Third, You can go to the Surname Index and find your surname. After finding your surname, Click on the page number after the name and it will take you to the page that the name is mentioned on.

If anyone finds a broken link, please let us know. Make sure you include details about the non-working link.

Book Indexed by Beth Haring:
Index placed in a data base by Athol K. Foster:
Original Index Coded by Rose-Anne Cunningham:
Book Transcribed by Sandi Bruce:
The Index and book coded for the Web Page by Athol K. Foster:

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