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.


  • 200 Years of Cumberland Tour

    Come with us to explore the Cumberland Gap region!

    Historians will take you to battlefields, museums and interpreted historic sites. We will make our way through the mountains & 200 years of history - from the days of the pioneers at Martin Station to the Confederate fortifications guarding the Gibraltar of the South.

    When: Friday - August 19th, 2022 (8 a.m. departure 6 p.m. return)

    Where: The General Longstreet Museum (5915 E. Andrew Johnson Hwy. Russellville, TN 37860)

    How: Luxury Touring Bus with professional historians.

    Reserve tickets today - (423) 438-0968

    The boxed lunch is compliments of Gap Creek Coffee House and evening snacks are graciously provided by the Olde Mill Inn Bed and Breakfast.

    This incredible tour is made possible by the Cumberland Gap Region Tourism Association and the Lakeway Civil War Preservation Association (The General Longstreet Museum).

  • 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

    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


    Want to Become A Member (click here)

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