Introduction to Jefferson City, Tennessee
Jefferson City History
Jefferson City was originally known as Mossy Creek. It was first settled in by Adam and Elizabeth Sharkey Peck in 1788. The first gristmill in the city was established in 1795. The first post office in present-day Jefferson City was established on November 21, 1816 and Willie Zount Peck was the first postmaster. The East Tennessee Railroad first entered the area in the late 1850s. Mossy Creek was incorporated as Jefferson City in 1901. It was named after Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd President of the United States. W.T. Russell was the first mayor of the city.
Jefferson City and nearby Attractions
- College Square Shopping Center
- Glenmore Victorian Mansion
- Panther Creek State Park
- Rose Center Museum
- William Blount Mansion
- Fun Mountain Amusement Park
Things To Do In Jefferson City
While in Jefferson City, one can pay a visit to the Glenmore Victorian Mansion, the Rose Center Museum and the William Blount Mansion. The Panther Creek State Park provides amenities for several different types of outdoor recreation. One can also plan a day trip to the Fun Mountain Amusement Park.
Jefferson City Transportation
Air transport facilities are available at Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport.
Jefferson City Higher Education
Carson-Newman College is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include Walters State Community College, Pellissippi State Technical Community College and the University of Tennessee.