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   Jefferson City, TN welcomes you to its home on the web! Our city is located in beautiful East Tennessee, approximately twenty miles northeast of Knoxville. A growing community of neighbors nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Jefferson City offers a small town atmosphere with all the amenities and entertainment of Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg just a short drive away.

   Jefferson City is the retail center of Jefferson County, offering the greatest variety of shopping and dining options. It also has the largest population of all the municipalities in Jefferson County. Several industries have recently located in Jefferson City, creating the largest employment opportunities in the county.

   In the heart of the Lakeway Area, Jefferson City is minutes from Cherokee Lake and Douglas Lake. These TVA operated recreational facilities offer excellent opportunities to sportsmen and fishermen, as well as campers and recreational watercraft owners. Those interested in the great outdoors will find Jefferson City's close proximity to The Great Smoky Mountains National Park an added benefit. Local recreation includes parks, team sports, and several nearby golf courses. Jefferson City has the only swimming pools in the county, one of which is an indoor pool located at the Jefferson City Community Center. The Community Center also has a full range of fitness equipment, walking track, and a gymnasium. Various classes and programs are available for all ages.

   A full range of  medical services can be found locally, or within driving distance, including Jefferson Memorial Hospital, located in Jefferson City. A state-of-the-art facility, Jefferson Memorial provides definitive emergency and long term care, including outpatient surgery, diagnostic testing, and rehabilitation services.

   Jefferson City is also home to Carson Newman University, a private liberal arts university that is consistantly rated highly by many publications.

   Civic pride in Jefferson City is reflected in the city's ongoing efforts to build a better future, while striving to retain meaningful connections to its past. In the last few years, Jefferson City has seen a marked improvement in services, facilities, and equipment, including a new City Center. Designed for efficiency and easy access, the City Center campus contains City Hall, as well as the fire (ISO Class 3) and police departments. Recently, plans to construct a new 16,400 square foot public library on campus were approved. Services from all departments have seen a big increases, including new equipment and additional personnel. A complete overhaul and remodel of Jefferson City's water treatment facility was completed in 2013. The resulting increase in output will enable future development, both residential and commercial. The Jefferson City Downtown Committee is working hard to revitalize the historic downtown to create economic stimuli and recreational opportunities.

   The very essence of small town life, Jefferson City folks are the friendliest people you'll ever meet. We invite you to come visit us and stay for a few days...or a lifetime!

 Need to pay your water bill, city taxes, or fines? You can do it quickly and securely with our new online service! Click here to learn how.



Jefferson City's second Annual Clean Up Day is Saturday, April 23. A great day for yard work, tree care, and cleaning out the garage. Get rid of those unused appliances and haul off the trash. If you don't have a task to complete at your house, volunteer to help clean up a public space or help with a civic project. Community trash receptacles will be located at FS&G Bank and Walmart.

We can all do something...join the team!


Jefferson City is partnering with Appalachian Electric Cooperative, Town of White Pine, and Town of Dandridge to conduct a broadband feasibility study. Jefferson City is making an effort to determine the need for improved broadband services. Your participation is vital to assist the Jefferson City Council in making a decision concerning this project. If you are a resident, please click here to fill out and submit a survey online. If you are a business owner, click here.
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