Take in the natural beauty of East Tennessee, connect with our rich local heritage, and experience our authentic Southern Charm. Fish the waters of pristine Cherokee and Douglas Lakes. Stroll the streets of our historic towns. Drive the scenic highways that link our area to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Visit us in Jefferson County, Tennessee, the Lakeside of the Smokies!
Whether you are visiting for a tournament or festival, a getaway to the lake, visiting your favorite Carson-Newman University student or taking a family vacation, engulf yourself in the beauty of East Tennessee’s lakes and mountains during your stay in Jefferson County. Our historic towns boast bed and breakfasts, hotels, lakeside cabins, RV parks, and campgrounds. Just minutes from Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge, come stay in the Lakeside of the Smokies!
Visit our Arts & Recreation page to inquire about local museums, hikes, and other attractions!
The primary mission focus of the Archives is to restore and preserve the historical documents. Secondly, our mission is to assist visitors to the county in search of their family heritage and to be available to the county officials who need research accomplished.
Easily access area agencies, attractions, and offices within Jefferson County, Tennessee from our Community Links.
When planning your visit to Jefferson County, don’t forget to make time for some of our local events!