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Smith County, Tennessee

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  • Pvt. J.C. Wilmore (1916 - 1962)
  • PFC Ottis Cleveland "Bob" Dillehay (1919 - 2016)
    Bob Dillehay Mr. Bob Dillehay, a retired farmer of the Difficult Community, died at 4:12 p.m. Wednesday afternoon September 21, 2016 at the age of 96 at the Tennessee State Veterans Home in Murfreesbor...
  • Lutrell Dillehay (1917 - 2000)
  • Doyle G. Dillehay (1912 - 1997)
  • Alethia Belle "Lethie" Dillehay (1891 - 1928)
    She was the daughter of John A Anderson and Elnora "Ellie" Nesbitt. Lethia married William H Dillehay on 20 Nov 1909, Smith Co., TN and was his first wife.

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Smith County was established in 1799 and was named for Daniel Smith, a U.S. Senator and former Secretary of the Southwest Territory.

Smith County was the site of a large saltpeter mine. Piper Cave, located near Monoville, contains the poorly preserved remnants of dozens of saltpeter leaching vats. Most saltpeter mining in Middle Tennessee took place during the War of 1812 and the Civil War, though the exact dates of this operation are unclear.

Adjacent Counties

Towns & Communities

  • Brush Creek
  • Carthage (County Seat)
  • Chestnut Mound
  • Defeated
  • Difficult
  • Dixon Springs
  • Elmwood
  • Enigma
  • Gordonsville
  • Hickman
  • Kempville
  • Lancaster
  • New Middleton
  • Pleasant Shade
  • Riddleton
  • Rome
  • South Carthage
  • Stonewall


Cemeteries of Tennessee



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National Register of Historic Places

Smith Name Study, Smith, Tennessee

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USGW Archives

Smith County Historical Society


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