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Jefferson County is in Eastern Tennessee and its county seat is Dandridge.
Jefferson County is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and includes two beautiful lakes, Cherokee and Douglas. There is easy access to the Smoky Mountains. Jefferson County is well known for its natural beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities.
There are also many arts and music events and historic venues to explore, such as annual festivals and historic downtown Dandridge, with its main street shopping area and walking tour.
Dandridge is the second oldest city in Tennessee, behind only Jonesborough. A large part of Dandridge, including most of the historic commercial center, sits below the high level water mark of Douglas Lake, and is protected by a saddle dam. The county is also rich in history, being one of the oldest in Tennessee. The Jefferson County Courthouse, located on Main Street in Dandridge, is one of the oldest county courthouses in Tennessee, which is still in use. Erected in 1845, the current courthouse replaced a much smaller log structure.