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.


  • Christmas at Glenmore

    Glenmore Mansion
    Candlelight Christmas Tours

    The Glenmore Preservation Society is hosting the annual Candlelight Christmas Tours at
    Historic Glenmore Mansion located at 1280 North Chucky Pike in Jefferson City, Tennessee.

    Tour Schedule
    Tours 5pm - 8:30pm
    December 2, 3, 4
    December 9, 10, 11
    Ticket Prices

    Adults $10, School Age $5, Preschool Free

    No reservations are necessary. Purchase tickets at the front porch. New groups admitted every
    15 minutes with the last tour entering at 8:30pm.
    Tours are self directed at your own pace with docents available in each room to answer
    questions and share bits of Glenmore history. Tour ends in the grand Dining Room with
    homemade cookies and a warm cup of wassail served by Glenmore Volunteers.

  • JCHS Winter Program

    Thursday, January 19 at 6:30pm
    Historic Courthouse, Dandridge
    Speaker, Jefferson County Historian Bob Jarnagin 

    Join us as we travel back to Jefferson County in 1941 with Bob Jarnagin as the TVA was planning the construction of Douglas Dam and Dandridge was looking for a way to stay Dry.  Featured in the stories and film are some of the following locations:

    Driving Hwy. 92 between Dandridge and Jefferson City
    Carson-Newman College
    Downtown Jefferson City
    Bush Brothers & Company

    We hope to see you there.  All are welcome.

  • Membership / Board Meetings

    Our Board meets 4 times a year at the Shepard's Inn, located in Dandridge. Meetings begin at 2pm. 
    The meeting dates for 2023 will be announced soon. 


    Want to Become A Member (click here)

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