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Dekalb County

Judge Drake You won’t find her name in the history books -- at least not yet -- but Mrs. Kate M. Drake of DeKalb county has the distinction of being the first female judge in Tennessee. She was appointed in 1931 by Governor Henry …

Dickson County

Built in 1833, the Dickson County Courthouse is the oldest active courthouse in the state of Tennessee. There's a lot of interesting history in Dickson County. This building in Dickson County was originally built by the Ruskin Cooperative…

Dyer County

The handsome Dyer County Courthouse Amtrak, America's only cross-country passenger railroad, has only two active stations in Tennessee. The train station in Newbern One is in Memphis. The other is in Newbern, a small town in Dyer County…

Fayette County

A family in Fayette County is evicted from its home in September 1960. PHOTO: Ernest Withers How would you like it if your family was kicked out of its home and forced to live in a tent for more than a year? This happened to thousands of people in…

Fentress County

This overgrown cemetery is about all that's left of Wilder, a coal mining community in Fentress County that once made national news. A photograph taken in Wilder, in the early 1940s PHOTO: Franklin Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum…