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History

Explore Rich History
Gainesboro was selected as the county seat of Jackson County in 1817. 
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Scenic Beauty
Rolling Hills & Vistas
Gainesboro is located on the northern portion of the Cumberland Plateau. 
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Location
Easy Access to I-40
Gainesboro is located in Jackson County. 
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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. 
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Welcome to Gainesboro, TN

All of the employees of the town hope you will visit us.  To help acquaint you with Gainesboro, we have constructed this website to better serve you.  We hope you will find it enjoyable. Please call us at city hall (931) 268-9315 if you have any questions about our town.  Nothing would please us more than to assist you in knowing about the town's business, sites, or other points of interest.

 

 

History
Sampson Williams, a close friend of Andrew Jackson, and Cordell Hull are among the famous people who lived and worked in the Gainesboro area.  Fort Blount, a military outpost, was located near Gainesboro in the late 1700's.  A rich history is to be explored iin this area.

 

 

Location
Gainesboro offers easy access to I-40, only seventeen miles, and conveniently located within twenty miles of Cookeville.

 

 

City News
The city continues to work toward improvements in the infrastructure of the town as well as making it a more attractive place to live.

 

 

Scenic Beauty
It is surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful vistas.  It is near the Cumberland River which has been impounded to form Cordell Hull Lake.  Recreational opportunities abound in the area during each of the distinct seasons of the year.