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Debbie Smartt

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I am known for my passion for photography, and also for being a family historian. Some of my other interests are digitizing and photo restoration, watercolor, and writing short stories. I also have served on the Board of Directors for Franklin Tomorrow.


I am a freelance photographer, photojournalist, archivist, and artist. My work has been published in Communication World magazine on several occasions, FOLK Magazine, Cooking with Paula Deen, USA Today, and also in an Arcadia Publishing book called Franklin History. I recently completed the layout and design for a history and genealogy book called "Peytonsville Tennessee".


I love to travel and especially love nature and our beautiful waterways. Any time I go to a new place, I am always on the lookout for a restaurant that serves wings, although I love all kinds of food. I have a long family history in Tennessee and love to see the places that my ancestors may have lived or seen on their journeys.