History

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The Town of Jonesborough preserves its historical charm in order to make it an interesting place to live and work, as well as to provide a destination for visitors interested in Tennessee history. The Town accomplishes this by:

  • documenting Jonesborough's history by the Heritage Alliance.
  • preserving its historical character through the Historic Zoning Commission.
  • sharing history through storytelling by the Yarn Exchange.

 

 

The Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee & Southwest Virginia tour-Old-Jonesborough-Cemetery-t

From cemetery preservation programs, managing historical museums, to walking tours of the historic district, the Heritage Alliance keeps history alive in Jonesborough.

 

We would love to have you stop in at one of our sites and learn more about the charming and historic town that we live in. Click HERE for information about Jonesborough's historical museums. Like us on Facebook or visit our website Call us at 423.753.9580 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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Historic Zoning Commission

The task of the Historic Zoning Commission is to maintain the historical character of downtown Jonesborough. The Town created a Historic District that includes most of downtown Jonesborough. Before building, demolishing or making any exterior changes to property located in the Historic District, the proposed improvements must be presented to the Historic Zoning Commission for review and approval. To be placed on the Historic Zoning Commission agenda, contact Town Hall at 423.753.1030 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Chairman of the Historic Zoning Commission at 423.753.3161.

 

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 A local story performance group performs a monthly radio show based on true regional stories along with live music, comedy and audience sing-a-longs. Performances are held the fourth Monday of every month at 7 pm at the International Storytelling Center. Admission is required. Click HERE for more information.

 

For more information about the history of Tennessee's oldest town, visit the Historic Jonesborough web site HERE

 

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Historic Markers in Washington County, Tennessee

Click HERE to see the Historic Markers along the Washington County roads.

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