Our Towns & History
Smoky Mountain views, two pristine lakes, 5 historic charming towns, and a variety of things to do and see make up Jefferson County, TN. Each of our towns has its own personality and history to share with its visitors. Discover what makes each one unique when you visit us in the Lakeside of the Smokies!
Offering beautiful lake and mountain views, Baneberry is a quaint resort-like community with a challenging, picturesque golf course that runs through the heart of the town.
Originally known as Mossy Creek, Jefferson City has been a staple of East Tennessee since the late 1700s. It’s the largest of our towns and is home to Carson-Newman University and the Historic Mossy Creek District.
Don’t let the quaintness of White Pine fool you – the town is home to several major industries and offers a variety of things to do from fishing to antiquing. Plus, its convenient location along interstates 81 and 40 make it easy to get to.
A History Worth Sharing
If we’ve mentioned it once, we’ve mentioned it several times over – our area is rich in history. Since the late 1700s, Jefferson County has been etching its place in time. The hills and shores of our communities have seen battles won and lost, the growth of the industrial age, and more, and we’ve been in the center of it all.
When you visit our area, take time to explore the dike that saved Dandridge, the four taverns, a historic Victorian mansion with a spooky past, one of the oldest original courthouses in the state, and more.