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.


  • Summer Meeting / Annual Potluck

    When: Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 6:30pm

    Where: First United Methodist Church, 2011 Branner Avenue, Jefferson City, TN 37760

    Bring: Covered side dish or dessert. JCHS provides the main course, drinks, utensils.

    Program: Civil War Historian Mike Beck (title of programpending)

  • Grateful Nation

    A local movement has been started in coordination with area ROTC and JROTC programs to identify Jefferson County's heroes and having Cards creating for them with the goal of have card decks of Jefferson County Heroes that can be given to local schools and organizations.

    Click Here to Learn More

  • Membership / Board Meetings

    Our quarterly membership meetings are held the 3rd Thursday in January, April, July, and October and is open for all to attend.


    Our Board meets 4 times a year at the Shepard's Inn, located in Dandridge. Meetings begin at 2pm. 
    The meeting dates for 2024: 

    June 18 (originally scheduled for June 11)
    September 10
    November 12

    Want to Become A Member (click here)

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