Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 102.
DE KALB COUNTY, situated in the central part of Tennessee, and traversed by Caney fork of Cumberland river. Area, 275 square miles. Seat of justice, Smithville. Pop. in 1840, 5,868; in 1850, 8,016.