JC Genealogy Society

Jefferson County
Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 267
Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760




● To bring together persons who are researching family history and to promote fellowship
and cooperation among them.
● To foster, stimulate, share ideas, information, methods and practices in family research.
● To collect, preserve and make available to interested persons material on family history
with special emphasis on research data concerning past and present families in
Jefferson County and East Tennessee.
● To encourage those officials in charge of public records and genealogical collections to
preserve them and make them accessible to interested persons.
Individual $20
Family $25
Life $250
Memberships are renewable each January for the calendar year.


● Receive the JCGS Journal which is published twice per year in the spring and fall. Each
issue includes records, documents and articles.
● Support genealogical research of Jefferson County families.
● Participate in the genealogical community of Jefferson County.
● Meetings held on the third Monday of each month, except December.
● People are encouraged to send genealogical information that can be shared. JCGS will
then place the material in the Jefferson County Archives.
● JCGS is incorporated as a Tennessee non-profit organization, 501(c)(3).

From the Genealogical Society

(Prices quoted are pickup at the Jefferson County Archives, add prevailing postage rates

for mailing)
Stories in Stone, Volume III

Cemetery Book; Talbott, Jefferson City, New Market, Strawberry Plains


The Blue and The Grey at Rest
Civil War Soldiers in Jefferson County


From the Battlefields to the Smokies
Revolutionary War Soldiers in Jefferson County


People and Places of Jefferson County

By Estle Muncy

Bent Twigs in Jefferson County
By Jean Bible

Civil War Claims, Jefferson County


1850 Jefferson County Census
Burl Underwood, new index, reprint


From the Jefferson County Archives
P.O. Box 1193, Dandridge, TN 37725

(865) 397-4904
Stories in Stone, Volume I
South of the French Broad, Dumplin Valley


Stories in Stone, Volume II
Dandridge & White Pine

Jefferson County TN Boundary & Civil Districts 1792-1998



Jefferson County Archives
P.O. Box 1193
Dandridge, TN 37725-1193

Mon-Fri. 8:30-3pm
Phone: (865) 397-4904
Email: archives@jeffersoncountytn.org
Located on the second floor of the historic Jefferson County Courthouse on the corner of Main
and Gay Street in Dandridge.
The Archives collection includes courthouse records from various officials beginning in 1792,
microfilm records and a collection of reference material.

Dandridge Memorial Library
P.O. Box 339
Dandridge, TN 37725
Mon-Wed-Thurs-Fri. 8-5pmLocated at 1235 Circle Drive, overlooking Douglas Lake. The genealogy section includes local
and family histories.

Carson-Newman College
Stephens-Burnett Memorial Library
1646 Russell Avenue, Jefferson City, TN 37760
Phone: (865) 471-3335
Open each day during school sessions; shorter hours between sessions. Call for hours.

McClung Historical Collection
600 Market Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone: (865) 544-5744
Large collection of reference material with an emphasis on East Tennessee.

This Area Was:
Pre-1775 Forbidden to settlers
1776-1784 North Carolina
1784-1788 State of Franklin
1788-1790 North Carolina
1790-1796 Territory South of the River Ohio
1796 State of Tennessee, United States
Historical Dates:
1778 First land claim by William Clark in White Pine
1783 Families settle in Dandridge
1785 Treaty of Dumplin Creek
1792 Jefferson County created
1793 Dandridge organized and platted

1794 Part taken for Sevier County
1797 Part taken for Cocke County
1845 County Courthouse built
1854 First zinc mine opened
1861 Tennessee seceded from the Union
1863 Battle of Hay’s Ferry
1863 Battle of Mossy Creek
1864 Battle of Dandridge
1865 Slavery officially ends
1870 Carson College reopens
1870 Part taken for Hamblen County
1882 Newman College opens
1886 Flood on French Broad and Pigeon Rivers
1888 Carson-Newman College formed
1941 TVA builds Douglas Dam