June 4, 2012
This month, Alive Hospice celebrates DeKalb County. Known for its scenic beauty, fiddling, agriculture and more, DeKalb County is a community like no other. It's also one of the 12 Middle Tennessee counties served by Alive Hospice.
More than 18,000 people reside in DeKalb County today.
DeKalb County dates back to 1837. It was named for Gen. Johann DeKalb, a German baron and American Revolutionary War hero who was killed in 1780.
Within DeKalb County are 4 towns: Smithville, Alexandria, Liberty and Dowelltown.
Smithville, the county seat of DeKalb County, was named for Samuel Granville Smith, a Tennessee state senator and secretary of state.
DeKalb County is the home of the scenic Center Hill Lake, which offers boating, fishing, picnic shelters, hunting, swimming, hiking trails and more.
The two-day Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree and Craft Festival is an annual tradition in DeKalb County. The 41st annual festival will be held July 6-7, 2012.
The late Joe L. Evins, who hailed from DeKalb County, served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 30 years (1946-1977). Upon his retirement, he was Tennessee's longest-serving member of the U.S. House. Evins served under six U.S. presidents: Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford.
Alive Hospice and DeKalb County
Alive Hospice caregivers are available to provide home hospice care in DeKalb County. Additionally, Alive Hospice provides care in hospitals and in assisted-living, independent-living and long-term care facilities. For more information about Alive Hospice's care and services, click here or call 800-327-1085.
Grief support services are available to residents of DeKalb County. For more information about our support services, call 615-907-1677 or click here.
Alive Hospice has volunteer opportunities for people who want to make a difference in DeKalb County. For more information about our volunteer opportunities, click here or call 800-327-1085.
Alive Hospice representatives are available to give in-services and make information visits at hospitals, doctors' offices and other health-care locations. To schedule a visit, call 800-327-1085.