Historic Markers Across Tennessee

DeKalb County Fair

Marker ID: THC 2D 27
Location: U.S. 70, DeKalb County, in Alexandria, TN
County: DeKalb
Waymark: None


North 1/2 mile, the first fair was held October 15-17, 1856, on the south bank of Hickman Creek. The buildings were destroyed by Federal troops in 1863 and rebuilt across the creek 9 years later. There, despite fire and flood, the fair has been held annua