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Welcome to Jefferson City ...

The city of Jefferson City is located in Jefferson County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Jefferson City has a population of 8,187 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Jefferson City.

Going back to its beginning, Jefferson City was originally named Mossy Creek. For more information about the names of Jefferson City, see The Names of Jefferson City on our Genealogy Page.

The community of Jefferson City is 1,150 feet [351 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Jefferson City lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Jefferson City is located in the (865) area code.

The ZIP code for Jefferson City: 37760<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jefferson City had an population of 8,187 people. This is an increase of 1.74% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.5% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jefferson City had a population of 8,047 people (which is 15.65% of the total population of Jefferson County). This makes Jefferson City the county's most populous community.

The population of Jefferson City represents 0.13% of the population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 66th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,047 people, the population of Jefferson City increased 3.7% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,760 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Jefferson City.

Communities Also Named Jefferson City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Jefferson City - they are located in Colorado, Illinois (2), Missouri and Montana.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Jefferson City.

Communities near Jefferson City ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Jefferson City.

  • Kodak [Sevier County]
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    • Kodak [Sevier County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Jefferson City
    • Estimated population in 2014: 184,281 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kodak have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kodak
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kodak<7>
  • Clevenger [Cocke County]
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    • Clevenger [Cocke County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Jefferson City
    • Estimated population in 2014: 43,182 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clevenger have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clevenger
  • Cook Mill [Jefferson County]
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    • Cook Mill [Jefferson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Jefferson City
    • Estimated population in 2014: 31,335 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cook Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cook Mill
  • Morristown [Hamblen County]
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    • Morristown [Hamblen County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Jefferson City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,275 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morristown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morristown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morristown<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sevierville [Sevier County]
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      • Sevierville [Sevier County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Jefferson City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,426 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sevierville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sevierville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sevierville<7>
    • Newport [Cocke County]
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      • Newport [Cocke County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Jefferson City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,894 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newport have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newport<7>
    • Harrisburg [Sevier County]
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      • Harrisburg [Sevier County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Jefferson City
      • Estimated population in 2014: 6,219 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisburg
    • Jaybird [Cocke County]
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      • Jaybird [Cocke County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Jefferson City
      • Estimated population in 2014: 3,299 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jaybird have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaybird
    • Dandridge [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dandridge
      • Dandridge [Jefferson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Jefferson City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,182 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dandridge have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dandridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dandridge<7>
    • Bean Station [Grainger County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bean Station
      • Bean Station [Grainger County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Jefferson City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,134 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bean Station
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bean Station<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Jefferson City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Jefferson City.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Jefferson City. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Jefferson City.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jefferson City. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Jefferson City.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jefferson City ...

Looking for more information about Jefferson City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Jefferson City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Jefferson City.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Jefferson City. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Jefferson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jefferson City.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jefferson City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Jefferson City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Jefferson City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Jefferson City) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Jefferson City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Jefferson CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jefferson City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1210, Longitude: -83.4923    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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