The city of Smithville was founded in 1838 as the seat of DeKalb County. It was located on 50 acres donated by Bernard Richardson and named Â“SmithvilleÂ” by the general assembly in honor of Samuel Granville Smith of Jackson County, a state senator and TennesseeÂ’'s secretary of state. The first weekend of each July, the small town swells to more than 100,000 people for the famous FiddlerÂ’s' Jamboree & Crafts Festival, which has been held annually since 1972.
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