About Jefferson City
Originally known as Mossy Creek, Jefferson City was founded in 1788 by Adam and Elizabeth Sharkey Peck. Shortly after settling, they built a mill which brought in many nearby travelers. In 1901, the town was incorporated as Jefferson City, named after President Thomas Jefferson.
The quaint, small southern town has so much to offer for its residents and visitors. You'll find the idyllic Cherokee Lake which hosts many recreational activities such as fishing, boating, camping, and picnicking. For some other things to do, you can pay a visit to the Glenmore Mansion and the Centennial Park. The town is also home to Carson-Newman University, one of the top private schools in the area.
With only an hour drive, you can reach some popular East Tennessee destinations such as Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge from the town. Jefferson City makes for a relaxing vacation spot and a great place to call home!