The Jefferson County Historical Society  (JCHS) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and safekeeping of the county’s historical structures, documents, artifacts, and heritage. The Society, a continuation of the Restore Our Courthouse and Restore Our County (ROC) efforts, began in 1978 when Restore Our Courthouse as formed by local citizens to save the Jefferson County Courthouse from being destroyed and replaced by a modern building.

For over 40 years, JCHS members and county citizens have worked to ensure that the unique history of the people, places, and events in our county are not lost. It is through the work of people like you that the history of our area from its earliest beginning through today is being preserved for future generations.


  • First Ladies of Glenmore

    Glenmore Mansion 

    October 17 at 5pm

    “First Ladies of Glenmore”, monologue (part 1 Deborah Branner)
    Hosted by the Jefferson County Genealogical Society.


    October 20 at 6:30pm

    “First Ladies of Glenmore”, monologue (part 2 Agnes Jarnagin)
    Hosted by the Jefferson County Historical Society.

  • Membership / Board Meetings

    Quarterly Membership Meeting Schedule

    April 21, 2022 Meeting - Start 6:30pm
            Beth-Carr United Methodist Church
            3595 White Birch Road
            White Pine, TN 37890
            Program Title: “Historic Leadvale and the Early Years”
            Speakers: Dr. David Noonkesser & Dale Snapp

    July 14, 2022 Potluck and Meeting - 5:00pm potluck, 6:30pm program
            Hopewell Presbyterian Church
            812 Hopewell Street
            Dandridge, TN 37725

            Program Title: “The Battle of Dandridge”
            Speakers: General Longstreet Museum Staff Members

    October 20, 2022, Location TBD, 6:30pm


    Our Board meets 4 times a year at the Shepard's Inn, located in Dandridge. Meetings begin at 2pm. 
    The meeting dates for 2022 are:

    February 8, 2022
    May 10, 2022
    August 9, 2022
    November 8, 2022


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