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Found at the corner of East Tennessee and the foothills of the Smokies, the city is home to Carson Newman University, Glenmore Mansion, and Cherokee Lake which is known for its spectacular bass fishing. Enjoy the small southern town lifestyle that has so much to offer for both visitors and residents.

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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! 

Quick Stats

Data provided by U.S. Census Bureau

45 in

Average Rain Fall


Full Time Residents


Avg July Temperature

6.757 Miles

Land Size

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East Tennessee has several areas with their own distinct features. 

Make sure to explore all of them down below.

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