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Explore Rich History
Gainesboro was selected as the county seat of Jackson County in 1817. 

Scenic Beauty
Rolling Hills & Vistas
Gainesboro is located on the northern portion of the Cumberland Plateau. 

Easy Access to I-40
Gainesboro is located in Jackson County. 

City News
Cleanup Project
In the year of 2008 the city began a cleanup project by removing deserted and unsafe buildings; replacing sidewalks in parts of town; and replacing old water and sewer lines. 

Welcome to Gainesboro, TN
Welcome Message
photoI want to invite you to visit the Town of Gainesboro.  It is located on Cordell Hull Lake in the beautiful Upper Cumberland area of Tennessee.  Gainesboro's population is approximately 1000.  It is a neighborly community where citizens and officials work together for continuous growth and prosperity.  Gainesboro is rich in history with a museum, historic districts, and other historical sites nearby.  Other recreational activities such as hunting, fishing, swimming, golfing, and biking are available in the area.  Our town offers small town living with big city opportunities.  Please visit us soon. body

boThe Jackson County Historical Society was organized in 1984 by a group of citizens whose purpose was to (1) promote historic preservation, (2) provide a repository of artifacts, genealogical information and historical documents concerning the county and (3) promote community interest in Jackson County history.
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Helpful Links
Charles Ralph Holland Memorial Library | Email the Library
Gainesboro Chamber of Commerce
Jackson County Schools
City Charter