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Jamestown, Tennessee

Jamestown, Tennessee, population 11,980, is located in Fentress County, TN and is 37 miles from Crossville, TN. Jamestown is headquarters for the World's Longest Yard Sale.

The closest airport to Jamestown is Jamestown Municipal Airport (2A1).

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Pickett CCC Memorial State Park; image courtesy of Tennessee State Parks

Jamestown Attractions:

Cumberland County Playhouse, a non-profit organization established in 1965 and governed by its volunteer board of directors, presents world premiere musicals, shows with a Tennessee flavor, Broadway favorites, drama and a concert series! Centrally Located in nearby Crossville, Tennessee between Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga, the Cumberland County Playhouse is the prime performing arts resource in rural Tennessee and one of the South's major professional theaters.

With two full-time stages and a third seasonal stage, the Playhouse serves its state-wide audience with more than 450 performances and 1500 arts education classes annually and is the top indoor tourist attraction in the Cumberland Mountains.

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area - Encompassing 125,000 acres of the Cumberland Plateau, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area protects the free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and its tributaries. The area boasts miles of scenic gorges and sandstone bluffs, is rich with natural and historic features and has been developed to provide visitors with a wide range of outdoor recreational activities. Big South Fork offers two developed campgrounds, Bandy Creek Campground in Tennessee and Blue Heron Campground in Kentucky. Reservations are available at both campgrounds from April through October. A coal-mining town, Blue Heron Mining Company, operating from the 1930s through the early 1960s the site once abandoned is now an outdoor museum where the story of life in a company-mining town is told through the words of its former residents.

Dale Hollow Dam and Lake - Dale Hollow Dam is located approximately three miles east of Celina, Tennessee on the Obey River, 7.3 miles above its juncture with the Cumberland River at river mile 380.0. Dale Hollow Lake covers portions of Clay, Pickett, Overton and Fentress Counties in Tennessee and Clinton and Cumberland Counties in Kentucky. The project consists of 27,700 surface acres of water and 24,842 acres of surrounding land.

Historic Rugby - Historic Rugby is a Victorian village founded in 11420 by British author and social reformer, Thomas Hughes. It was to be a cooperative, class-free, agricultural community for younger sons of English gentry and others wishing to start life anew in America. At its peak, some 350 people lived in the colony. More than 70 buildings of Victorian design graced the townscape on East Tennessee's beautiful Cumberland Plateau. This would-be Utopia survives today as both a living community and a fascinating historic site, unspoiled by modern development. Twenty original buildings still stand at the southern edge of the Big South Fork National Park, surrounded by rugged river gorges.

Pickett State Park - Pickett State Park is in a remote section of the upper Cumberland Mountains, the 17,372-acre Pickett State Park and Forest possess a combination of scenic, botanical and geological wonders found nowhere else in Tennessee. Of particular interest are the uncommon rock formations, natural bridges, numerous caves and remains of ancient Indian occupation. Some say Pickett is second only to the Great Smoky Mountains in botanical diversity. The park is adjacent to the massive Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, with more than 100,000 acres of prime wilderness country.

Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park - Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park pays tribute to Sgt. Alvin C. York, the backwoods marksman from the mountains of Tennessee who became one of the most decorated soldiers of World War I. York's fame rose from his legendary exploits on October 8, 1918 in the Argonne Forest in France. Leading a small patrol, York was sent out to eliminate flanking machine gun fire that was halting the advance of his regiment. York found himself alone opposing a German machine gun unit. With rifle and pistol he engaged the enemy. The fight ended with more than twenty Germans dead. Then, the other one hundred and thirty-two soldiers, including four officers and thirty-five machine guns, became discouraged and surrendered to York and six of his comrades. For that he was decorated with a dozen medals, including the Congressional Medal of Honor and the French Croix de Guerre. He has been honored by a 10-foot statue on the grounds of the State Capitol in Nashville, and his medals and trophies may be seen at the Tennessee State Museum.

World's Longest Yard Sale - Headquartered in Jamestown, Tennessee at the Fentress County Chamber of Commerce. Hundreds of thousands of folks attend this fun filled event, spanning 450 miles and four states. It has grown to be the biggest and best event of its kind in the world. You'll find homeowners selling stuff they've accumulated throughout the years as well as professional dealers and vendors. Held the first Thursday through Saturday in August.

Jamestown Festivals:

Upper Cumberland Wine Festival - Travel Tennessee's beautiful Upper Cumberland back roads, enjoying spectacular views, visiting small historic towns. Discover wineries as you meander through the region. Explore the nine Wineries & Vineyards that the Upper Cumberland Wine Trail has to offer. Cellar 53 in Brush Creek, Chestnut Hill in Crossville, DelMonaco in Baxter, Highland Manor in Jamestown, Holly Ridge in Livingston, Northfield in Sparta, Paris Winery in Cookeville, Red Barn in Lafayette, Stonehaus in Crossville; all wineries are small and family owned.

Jamestown Rotary Club Annual Chicken Festival; 931-752-2265


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