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Dekalb County

Rep. Joe Evins PHOTO: Library of Congress The most important person to have come from DeKalb County was Joe Evins. Evins was a U.S. representative from 1947 until 1977, and served a longer term than any other Tennessee congressman in history. As s…

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…