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Smith County, Tennessee

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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



TN GenWeb

Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places