Jefferson County Vacation • Experience True Tennessee - Find Out More: Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains next to Cherokee & Douglas Lakes. The county is rich in history & atmosphere.

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Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Jefferson County is rich in natural beauty and steeped in cultural heritage. Recreation opportunities are abundant here, as two of Tennessee’s largest lakes weave ever so gracefully through the land. Old-fashioned Southern hospitality can be found everywhere in Jefferson County, on the streets of historic Dandridge, in restaurants and shops, at the marinas and museums. The Appalachian spirit is ever present. Visitors can experience it through the many cultural heritage trails.

Jefferson County’s Chestnut Hill community is home to Bush’s Best Baked Beans Factory. Family owned and operated, Bush Beans is the nation’s leading producer and marketer of baked beans. Carson-Newman College is another proud resident of Jefferson County. Founded in 1851, Carson-Newman is a private, four-year Christian liberal arts college.

From the pristine waters to the breathtaking views of the Great Smoky Mountains, this area’s natural resources are perfect for the discerning traveler who desires an authentic cultural experience.