Thank you for visiting Jefferson City’s home on the web. Jefferson City is a great place to visit and a rewarding place to live, work, and play. Nestled between two lakes, Cherokee Lake to the north and Douglas Lake to the south, Jefferson City is close enough to the Smoky Mountains to offer vistas of Mt. Leconte from several locations within the city. The scenery is especially colorful during fall and spring when the mountains are full of spectacular colors. During the winter, the snow-covered mountain tops are just as beautiful, providing a wonderful view to residents and visitors to our city. Whether you love the mountains, water, or outdoor sports, you will find it in or near Jefferson City. Yet, the greatest assets of Jefferson City are the citizens who live and work here. Full of friendly faces and traditional values, Jefferson City is a wonderful place to raise a family and a great place to retire.
As a citizen and a former member of council, I am proud of the progress our city has made over the last few years. Jefferson City recently constructed a state-of-the-art city hall, fire department, and police department. Located on City Center Drive, these much needed facilities were completed and occupied in June 2010. The City is also working diligently with the Friends of the Library to design and build a new public library, which will also be located on City Center Drive between the fire station and city hall. The City’s water plant and distribution system is currently undergoing major renovations. When completed, the upgrades will allow for a significant increase in water output. A committee to restore historic downtown Jefferson City has also been formed. This committee is working with the Chamber of Commerce and the State of Tennessee to develop plans to revitalize our downtown area and return it to its former role as the cultural center of the City. The City also has plans to improve and expand its recreational facilities, including the addition of new tennis courts at the Community Center.
Jefferson City is fortunate to be the home of Carson-Newman College. Part of Jefferson City for over a hundred years, students from all over the world attend classes at Carson-Newman. Carson-Newman provides resources and cultural opportunities to the people of Jefferson City and we are proud to be a part of the historic college.
As Mayor of Jefferson City, allow me to personally invite you to visit us and experience firsthand our hospitality and the southern charm our community of neighbors has to offer.
Mark Potts, Mayor of Jefferson City