Lake Homes Realty of Central Tennessee

DeKalb County:

DeKalb County was formed around 1837-1838 from land in Cannon, Warren and White counties. Historian Will T. Hale believes that the first settlers in the county were at Liberty and came from Maryland in 1797. If so, Adam Dale was the first settler. He may have come over the Cumberland Mountains, although some sources claim he came down the Ohio, up the Cumberland to Nashville, and then overland about 56 miles.[4] It was almost primeval forest. A middle Tennessee land office was opened in 1783.

Dekalb County Statistics:

Median price of homes: $114,600

Cost of living:
Compared to the rest of the country, DeKalb County's cost of living is 24.84% Lower than the U.S. average.

2008 cost of living index in DeKalb County: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Population of city/county and/or median age:
18,436 (2009)

Median age: 37.7

Recreational and Cultural:

Smithville Golf and Swim Club

River Watch


Green Brook Community Park

Edgar Evins State Rustic Park

Cove Hollow Recreation Area

Ragland Bottom Recreation Area

Holmes Creek Recreation Area

Buffalo Valley Recreation Area

Center Hill Recreation Area

Floating Mill Park

Hurricane Bridge Recreation Area

Johnson Chapel Recreation Area


DeKalb County has abundant wildlife and opportunities for hunting and trapping.

Center Hill Lake

Appalachian Center for Craft


Smithville Elementary School K-2

DeKalb West School K-8

Northside Elementary School 3-5

DeKalb Middle School 6-8

DeKalb County High School

College and Universities

Cumberland College in Lebanon

Motlow State Community College in McMinnville

Middle Tennessee State University

Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville

Medical Facilities:
DeKalb Community Hospital

Doctors Hospital

Additional Information:
Cities and towns

  • Alexandria
  • Dowelltown
  • Liberty
  • Smithville


Smith Muni Airport

Upper Cumberland Regional Airport in Sparta

Warren County Airport in McMinnville

Pickett County:

The city of Byrdstown in Pickett County is positioned between two man-made lakes: Dale Hollow and Lake Cumberland. The area is known as "Twin Lakes" and Byrdstown is noted as "The Gateway To Dale Hollow Lake". Every year thousands of people vacation at the many resorts situated along the lakes.

Pickett County Statistics:
Average year-round temperature/weather:
Rainfall (in.) 51.8

Snowfall (in.) 7.6

Avg. July High 87.4

Avg. Jan. Low 26

Median price of homes: $95,800

Cost of living:
Pickett County's cost of living is 21.30% lower than the U.S. average.

2008 cost of living index in Pickett County: 79.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Population of city/county and/or median age:
4,762 (2009)

Median resident age: 41.6

Recreational and Cultural:
Attractions at Dale Hollow Lake
Cumberland County

Country Store/Mennonite Community

Stonehenge Golf Club at Fairfield Glade

Historical Sites
Cordell Hull Birthplace State

Sergeant Alvin C. York Gristmill Birthplace

The Borderlands

Historic Rugby Affair at

Vann's Branch United Baptist

State & National Parks
Obey River State Park Campground

Pickett State Park

Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area

Mammoth Cave National Park

Frozen Head State Park

Sgt. Alvin C. York State Park

Standing Stone State Park

Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park

Star Point Resort

Trail Riding
East Fork Riding Stables

Winery Tours
Highland Manor Winery

Holly Ridge Winery

Pickett County K-8

Pickett County High School

Colleges & Universities
Daymar College

Roane State Community College

Volunteer State Community College

Medical Facilities:
Clinton County Hospital

Livingston Regional Hospital

Jamestown Regional Medical Center

Cumberland River Hospital

Cumberland County Hospital

Crime Rate: VERY LOW

Additional Information:
* Byrdstown — town

Unincorporated communities
* Love Lady

* Midway

* Moodyville

Direct Interstate Access

37 miles on Tennessee Hwy. 111 to I-40 - East-West

U.S. Highways and/or State Highways

Federal - US 127 (6 miles)

State - Hwy. 111, 295, 325 and 52

State - I-40 (36 miles)

Air Transport
Nashville International Airport - 115 miles

Nearest Airport - Livingston Municipal Airport