DeKalb County

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De Kalb

DeKalb County is named for Johann de Kalb, who was a German born baron who assisted the Continentals during the American Revolutionary War.

 

Created:  December 11, 1837

County Seat: 

Smithville  1838 – present

 

County Courthouse – Smithville  

 

Location:  1 North Public Square / East Main Street

Built:  1969 – 1970

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Maffett-Howland and Associates

Contractor:  Puckett Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story stone, glass and concrete structure. The building is located on the landscaped grounds of the Public Square in the center of the city. There are vertical windows and the center section on the west and east sides project from the main building. The roof line is flat. The courtroom is located on the second story.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed in 1925. The building was demolished.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Smith County

E – Putnam County and White County

S – Warren County

W – Cannon County and Wilson County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2012 and 2018