Visitors

As well as being the portal to Big South Fork Country, Jamestown is the home of great American revolutionaries and intriguing rogues, not to mention World War I hero Sgt. Alvin C. York. With features like the landmark York Gristmill, perched along the Wolf River; world-famous 127-Sale, the world’s longest yard sale; and Highland Manor, Tennessee’s oldest winery, Jamestown provides visitors and locals a great range of cultural and consumer attractions. Even with its own municipal airport and location on U.S. Highway 127, Jamestown manages to remain seemingly tucked away in the quiet, peaceful country of the Upper Cumberland ready for you to discover.

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History

Established in 1823, the City of Jamestown is the county seat of Fentress County, both of which were named after James Fentress, a prominent Tennessee legislator who lived from 1763 to 1843. Jamestown was officially incorporated in 1837 on an area formerly referred to as “Sand Springs” because of its numerous natural springs.
 
One of these springs still remains and is located northeast of the Fentress County Courthouse in Mark Twain City Park, so named because former first circuit court clerk John M. Clemens, father of Mark Twain (born Samuel Clemens), and his family regularly drew water from this spring before they moved to Missouri to live. Clemens drew the plans for the county’s first courthouse and jail.
 
Another Fentress County claim to fame is that legendary World War I hero Sgt. Alvin C. York was born and raised here and continued to live here from the time he returned from the war until his death in 1964. He devoted most of his later life to raising funds for and building the Alvin C. York Agricultural Institute, which is still a functioning high school today and is one of the three state-funded schools in Tennessee.

Location

Jamestown, the Fentress County seat, sits at the intersection of U.S. 127 and Tennessee Highway 52. We are situated on the Cumberland Plateau in eastern Middle Tennessee and are near several natural wonders, including the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Pickett State Park and Dale Hollow Lake.

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Climate

Jamestown has a moderate climate with four seasons and an annual average temperature of 54.5ºF. January temperatures average a high of 42ºF and a low of 27ºF, and July temperatures average a high of 81ºF and a low of 64ºF. Jamestown’s average annual rainfall is 55 inches, and our average snowfall is 14 inches.

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Attractions

Parks and Lakes

Jamestown Community Park

603 North Main Street

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-8815

This park has many recreational activities for families, friends or groups to enjoy. There are pavilions available to be rented. If a pavillon is reserved it will be marked accordingly, otherwise pavillions are available on a first come basis.

Open from sunrise to sunset.

  • Tennis court
  • Basketball court
  • Volleyball court
  • Walking paths
  • 2 Playground areas
  • Gazebo (available to rent)
  • 1 Large pavilion with 6 tables and bench seating around the inside perimeter of the building
  • 2 Small pavilions with 4 tables
Mark Twain Park

112 North Main Street

Jamestown, TN 38556

Our quaint and charming pocket park offers a shaded and beautifully landscaped area to sit and read a book, or just relax under the gazebo. Before the founding of Jamestown, the area was also known as "Sand Springs" for the many bubbling springs located within the city. The last remaining spring is located right here within the Mark Twain City Park. For rental information of facilities contact the City Hall at 931-879-8815, or Parks Department Superintendent, Ronnie Dishmon at 931-879-8815.

  • Gazebo
  • Picnic table
  • Park benches
Jamestown City Pool

629 North Main Street

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-9905

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Lifeguards on duty.
Pool Parties available Monday - Friday 6 p.m. - 10 p.m., or Saturday and Sunday from 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Open Memorial Day through Labor Day.

  • Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sunday 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

 

 

Dale Hollow Lake

Byrdstown-Pickett County Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 447

Byrdstown, TN 38549

931-864-7195

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Located on the border between Tennessee and Kentucky, Dale Hollow Lake was created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The lake area covers 52,542 acres and beckons visitors to enjoy fishing, boating, swimming, water skiing, deep-water skin diving, camping, hiking, picnicking and much more. USA Today named it among its nationwide “10 Great Places to Go Float Your Houseboat,” and Pick A Slip named Dale Hollow No. 1 in its “Top Ten Best Houseboating Lakes in North America.”

Big South Fork NRRA

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4564 Leatherwood Road

Oneida, TN 37841

423-286-7275

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Known for its stunning arches, sandstone bluffs and scenic gorges surrounding the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and its tributaries, the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area spans 125,000 acres on the Cumberland Plateau and offers a wide array of activities for visitors, from camping and hiking to fishing, horseback riding, boating and much more.

Pickett State Rustic Park Historic District

4605 Pickett Park Highway

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-5821

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Initial development of the Pickett State Park was by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) from 1934 to 1942. Today, visitors enjoy many outdoor activities this park has to offer, such as fishing, boating, hiking, swimming, and camping. The park offers 32 campsites, each with electric and water hookups, picnic tables and grills. The campground is served with a modern bathhouse and a dump station. There are also five rustic cabin available to rent; each cabin sleeps four to six people.

The Pickett CCC museum memorializes and preserves the unique work of the CCC. The museum features interpretive exhibits and artifacts, depicting the Civilian Conservation Corps’ contributions to Tennessee’s parks and natural areas, while recognizing the CCC’s extensive efforts across the country.

Pickett State Park has two picnic shelters/pavilions that may be reserved for your next event or gathering.  Depending on the shelter, the maximum capacity ranges from 20 to 30 people.  The shelters are equipped with picnic tables, a grill and access to restrooms.

Agritourism

East Fork Stables

3598 South York Highway

Jamestown, TN 38556

1-800-97-TRAIL

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East Fork Stables has over 100 miles of equestrian exclusive trails, as well as horse-and-wagon trails. Riders enjoy vistas of waterfalls, rock formations, lily pad ponds and flora along their ride that is only accessible by horseback. Their trails include shady forests, sandy trails, and open fields. Riders also enjoy annual theme rides, such as the Luau ride and the Oktoberfest ride, where meals and entertainment are included. East Fork Stables also has campgrounds for tent camping or cabin rentals.

Honey Creek Horse Camp

400 Double Arch Retreats

Allardt, TN 38504

931-879-9950

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Honey Creek Horse Camp is a place to bring your own horse and take in the scenery. They are open seven days a week from March through mid-December. Horse owners have 42 campsites to choose from that include restrooms and shower houses, along with covered barn stalls for their horse(s). Honey Creek also offers bunkhouse-style camping that accomodates up to 6 people that provide a microwave, coffee pot, and a single stand alone burner. Other than horseback riding at Honey Creek, campers enjoy hiking, biking, swimming, hunting, fishing and sitting around the campfire.

The Pig Preserve

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-397-4051

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The Pig Preserve is an innovative concept designed to provide a safe, natural, healthy life for rescued pigs of all breeds in a less labor intensive way and, hopefully, at a lower cost per pig per year than has traditionally been done.

Historical

Alvin C. York Institute High School

701 North Main Street

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-8101

Located in Jamestown, the Alvin C. York Agricultural Institute was founded in 1926 as a cherished project of renowned World War I hero Sgt. Alvin C. York, who believed in the importance of education for the youth in his rural hometown. The school was transferred to the State of Tennessee in 1937, which continues to operate it as a public school. The 400-acre campus — designated as a Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency wildlife management area —features five ponds and is home to a herd of Limousin cattle that students help manage.

York Gristmill

Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park

2700 North York Highway

Pall Mall, TN 38577

931-879-6456

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Located nine miles north of Jamestown in the Sergeant Alvin C. York Historic Park, the York Gristmill and family farm are where this celebrated World War I hero learned the value of hard work during his early life. Walk through the millhouse, which York continued to operate for many years, and splash around or fish off of the milldam on the Wolf River. The mill and farm are open April through October from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and November through March from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Winery

Highland Manor Winery

2965 South York Highway

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-9519

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Highland Manor Winery is located on the Cumberland Plateau amid the natural splendor of this rugged region of Tennessee. People who venture off the beaten path of the interstate can relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Dale Hollow Lake, and Pickett State Park and culminate that pleasant experience with a visit to Highland Manor Winery. Visitors are treated royally with a tasting of our fine wines, a tour of the winery, and are invited to stay a while and enjoy the unexpected charms of Highland Manor Winery by picnicking on the grounds while enjoying the beauty of the vineyard and blueberry patch.

Shopping

Art

Fabrics N Quilts

847 Old Highway 127 S

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-752-7539

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Hodgkins Art and Framing

125 Yellow Creek Run

Jamestown, Tennessee 38556

931-879-7656

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Book Store

In His Arms Bibles, Books & More

109 North Main Street

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-0889

Boutiques

The Boutique

104 North Main Street

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-8585

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Convenience Store

Henbo’s Convenience

600 Allardt Highway

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-0366

Main Stop Shell

408 North Main Street

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-0771

Ruble’s Quick Mart

1039 South York Highway

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-7286

Grocery

Save-A-Lot

407 North Main Street

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-7731

Hardware

Crabtree Sign Company

1512 North York Highway

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-4795

King’s True Value Hardware

129 North Main Street

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-8159

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Potters Shopping Center

205 Livingston Avenue

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-9566

Tallent Planing & Lumber Mill

2099 Pickett Park Highway

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-4877

Pharmacy

Burden Drug Center

418-A West Central Avenue

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-8312

Medi-Thrift Pharmacy

346 West Central Avenue

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-8133

Walgreens

515 East Central Avenue

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-4884

Retail Store

Merle Norman Cosmetics

211 North Smith Street

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-8515

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Tractor Supply Company

421 North Main Street

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-752-2881

Walmart Stores, Inc #1467

539 East Central Avenue

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-4767

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Thrift Store

Handfuls of the Harvest Mission Thrift Shop

206 Gaudin Avenue

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-752-8988

Other

Pit Row Quality Quick Lube

330 West Central Avenue

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-752-5823

True West Campground, Stables & Mercantile

3341 Leatherwood Ford Road

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-752-8272

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Dining

Cafe

The Boutique

104 North Main Street

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-8585

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Casual Dining

Bacaras

329 Wheeler Lane

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-7121

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The Garden Grill and Custom Catering

335 North Main Street

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-2344

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Chinese

Peking Buffet Chinese Restaurant

405 North Main Street

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-0888

Desserts

Creative Confections Cakes Donuts and More

203 Rugby Avenue

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-1299

Fast Food

Dairy Queen

328 North Main Street

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-9293

McDonald’s of Jamestown

401 North Main Street

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-1770

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Pizza Hut

312 North Main Street

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-8053

Sonic Drive-In

315 Central Avenue East

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-9669

Subway

110 Wheeler Avenue

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-7080

Italian

Pep A Roni’s

606 Allardt Highway

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-8263

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Lodging

Apache Cabin

1070 Roanoke Road

Jamestown, TN 38556

704-560-7989

Big South Fork Lodge & Horse Campground

3607 Leatherwood Ford Road (RT 297)

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-4230

Big South Fork Rental Cabin - Scent From Above

121 Hidden Lane

Jamestown, TN 38556

423-286-5135

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Black Bear Mountain Cabin Rentals

3045 Coon Hunter Lodge Road

Jamestown, TN 38556

734-752-8735

Cherokee Ridge Camp N Cabins

150 Laurel Creek Campground Road

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-7696

Dale Hollow Cabin Fever Cabin Rentals

517 Big Sky Road

Jamestown, TN 38556

615-752-2246

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East Fork Stables

3598 South York Highway

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-1176

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Horsin' Around Hideaway Cabin

108 Walking Horse Drive

Jamestown, TN 38556

609-209-7264

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Jordan Motel

2904 South York Highway

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-8129

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Laurel Fork Rustic Retreat

1364 Obey Blevins Road

Jamestown, TN 38556

423-286-5135

Maple Hill RV Park & Cabins

1386 North York Highway

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-3025

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Pointe View Lodge

Misty Mountain Road

Jamestown, TN 38556

615-426-3732

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The Fork Lodge

3636 Pickett Park Highway

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-9454

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True West Campground, Stables & Mercantile

3341 Leatherwood Ford Road

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-752-8272

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Whisperwood Cabin

251 Johnson Place Road

Jamestown, TN 38556

404-992-0700

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Recreation

Entertainment

Castle Cinemas

209 Fairgrounds Road

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-7777

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Family Fun

Bowling Barn

1045 Glenobey Road

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-2695

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Fentress County Agricultural Fair

PO Box 1600, 641 Fairgrounds Road

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-7776

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Jamestown Community Center

629 North Main Street

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-9905

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Fitness

Curves

407 East Central Avenue

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-7233

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Git Fit for Life

315 North Main Street

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-752-9599

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Jamestown City Pool

629 North Main Street

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-9905

Parks

Jamestown Community Park

603 North Main Street

Jamestown, TN 38556

Mark Twain Park

112 North Main Street

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-1482

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