Smithville | Tennessee Vacation


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 “Smithville” 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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