Jefferson County sits among the foothills of east Tennessee, surrounded by rugged mountains, blue lakes and rolling farmland. Jefferson County is one of the oldest counties in the state and was named for Thomas Jefferson.
Douglas Lake and Cherokee Lake are man-made lakes created by TVA in the 1940’s to generate power in the Tennessee Valley. Today, residents of Jefferson County enjoy boating, camping and fishing along these waterways. Several golf courses also dot the landscape for those who want to tee off among the beauty of the area.
Carson-Newman College can be found in the heart of Jefferson City, the county’s largest city, and it attracts national acclaim for its academic and athletic programs. Jefferson County is a short drive from Knoxville, the Smoky Mountains and other popular attractions in the surrounding area.