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Established amongst the natural beauty of the Highland Rim and Central Basin regions of Middle Tennessee, DeKalb County boasts lush green forests, rolling hills, and crystal clear waters. For many years Smithville, the county seat, and the small rural towns of Alexandria, Liberty, and Dowelltown, were known as largely agricultural communities, but in 1949 DeKalb County became known as a tourist destination with the completion of Center Hill Lake. The 64-mile long The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir has 415 miles of mostly undeveloped shoreline with over 18,000 acres of deep water. With several marinas and campgrounds, including Edgar Evins State Park, the lake has been a favorite for fishermen, boaters, and campers ever since. Center Hill Lake, combined with the abundance of wildlife found throughout the area, makes DeKalb County a favorite of sportsmen of all types year round.
Another huge tourist draw is Smithville, Tennessee's, annual Fiddlers' Jamboree and Craft Festival, held every year on the first weekend in July. The Fiddlers' Jamboree is a two-day event of crafts and artisans, good food, bluegrass music, and dancing. Each year the festival hosts contestants and visitors from all over the United States and the world.