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AIRPORTS
Jamestown Municipal Airport, Hwy 127

ATTRACTIONS
Colditz Cove State Natural Area, Northrup Falls Rd

Cudjo's Cave, Glenoby Rd

East Obed River

Grimsley Lake

Highland Manor Winery

Muddy Pond

Picnic Cave, Livingston Hwy

Rock Castle Valley

Yellow Creek Falls

Fern Camp, Branch Falls

BICYCLE ROUTES
Bike Route, Upper Crab Rd

Bike Route, Dry Creek Rd

Rick's Dirt Bike Track

HIGHWAYS
U S Highways: 127

State Highways: 52, 62, 85, 154, 325, 296, 297

HISTORICAL
GENERAL

Chronology of Government in Area

County named for James Fentress

Jamestown is county seat

Railroads in County:

Obeys River named by long hunter, Obadiah Terrill

First oil well drilled 1896

First telephone system installed 1920

First newspaper, The Pioneer, published in county, 1880's

Brewster Ford named in honor of James Brewster

Hull Ford named for Allen B Hull

Buck Ford named for Noah Buck

Turner Cemetery (51F)

PEOPLE
Early settlers

Moses Poor

Conrad (Coonrod) Pile

"Tinker" Dave Beaty

John Clemens,

In the mid-1800s, John Clemens, father of Mark Twain, was one of the largest landowners in Fentress County, holding 75,000 acres. He later moved his family to Missouri, where Twain was born.

NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARKS
York (Alvin C.) Farm

CHURCHES
Amazing Grace Baptist

Alticrest New Zion Baptist

Bible Holiness Mission

Church of the Harvest

Crossroads Chapel Freewill Baptist

D O Beaty Community Church

Faith Baptist Tabernacle

Fellowship United Baptist

Honey Creek United Baptist

Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witness

Midway Freewill Missionary Baptist

Mt Carmel Freewill Baptist

No Name Church (Brick w/cross)

Pleasant View Church of the Nazarene

Round Mountain Baptist

Unity Missionary Baptist

West Fentress Baptist

Wright Chapel Church

SCHOOLS
Geutmire School established 1907

Fentress Co High School opened 1908

Brannan School built 1908

Holly Springs School built 1910

Cumberland Christian School opened 1976

First motor school bus in county, 1930

POST OFFICES in FENTRESS COUNTY

Allardt Opened: February 1, 1883 Closed: Operating
Altacrest Opened: May 17, 1920 Closed: August 31, 1928
Moved To: Gernt
Alvinyork Opened: March 20, 1923 Closed: December 12, 1923
Armathwaite Opened: August 8, 1881
Reopened:
December 3,1883
Closed: September 27, 1882
Reclosed: January 7, 1972
Banner Springs Opened: August 18, 1890 Closed: September 1, 1961
Barren Springs Opened: July 23, 1869 Closed: April 17, 1878
Beauty Opened: February 25, 1890 Closed: August 18, 1890
Ben Stockton Opened: October 16, 1919 Closed: June 30, 1953
Boatland Opened: May 9, 1855
Reopened: August 22, 1867
Closed: September 22, 1866
Reclosed: August 31, 1955
Boiling Opened: January 25, 1866
Reopened:
September 3, 1891
Reopened: May 6, 1904
Closed: August 26, 1890
Reclosed: March 28,1894 Reclosed: May 28, 1905
Boiling Springs Opened: June 13, 1832
Reopened:
October 15, 1839
Closed: July 9, 1835
Reclosed: October 24, 1854
Bosky Opened: August 22, 1903
Moved To: Tinchtown
Closed: August 31, 1906
Briar Point Opened: November 12, 1918
Moved To: Zenith
Closed: January 31, 1922
Brown Place Opened: May 17, 1902 Closed: September 15, 1928
Moved To: Gernt
Chanute Opened: March 12, 1877 Closed: September 30, 1880
Clarkrange Opened: July 24, 1885 Closed: Operating
Coleman Originally Gernt
Opened: November 1, 1942
Closed: February 1, 1945
Moved To: Armathwaite
Coonrod Opened: June 4, 1920 Closed: November 30, 1928
Coopersville Opened: May 31, 1848
Reopened: September 10, 1850
Reopened: July 30, 1852
Closed: May 23, 1850
Reclosed: May 7, 1852
Reclosed: February 24, 1867
Davidson Opened: April 8, 1910 Closed: February 28, 1951
Doubletod Opened: May 22, 1915 Closed: May 15, 1916
East Jamestown Opened: October 13, 1928 Closed: April 30, 1955
Fitz Opened: February 21, 1883 Closed: October 6, 1890
Moved To: Little Crab
Forbus Opened: December 21, 1897 Closed: January 21, 1972
Gernt Opened: January 15, 1918 Closed: November 1, 1942
Moved To: Coleman
Glenobey Opened: May 27, 1892 Closed: February 28, 1923
Gooding Opened: August 31, 1892 Closed: June 26, 1893
Grimsley Opened: September 22, 1902 Closed: Still Operating
Hwy 127 zip 38565
Haggard Opened: July 11, 1833 Closed: June 24, 1834
Hale’s Mills Opened: January 21, 1851
Reopened: November 27, 1871
Closed: July 21, 1871
Reclosed: October 20, 1875
Hebing Opened: July 25, 1904 Closed: April 30, 1909
Moved To: Deerlodge
Helena Opened: December 29, 1897 Closed: April 30, 1955
Helms Opened: September 14, 1900 Closed: June 30, 1904
Moved To: Allardt
Henlopen Opened: March 23, 1831 Closed: March 9, 1835
Hindoo Opened: February 9, 1882 Closed: June 25, 1886
Lake Opened: October 2, 1905 Closed: May 31, 1918
Moved To: Armathwaite
Jamestown Opened: April 24, 1827 Closed: Operating
Keese Opened: August 16, 1889 Closed: February 15, 1901
Moved To: Banner Springs
Little Crab Opened: July 2, 1894 Closed: April 30, 1955
Moodyville Opened: November 16, 1866 Closed: December 4, 1894
Mount Helen Opened: December 18, 1903 Closed: July 14, 1928
Mount Wilson Opened: December 12, 1829 Closed: July 3, 1832
Oporto Opened: December 11, 1833 Closed: July 2, 1838
Orchard Grove Opened: August 20, 1877 Closed: July 21, 1887
Moved To: To Armathwaite
Pall Mall Opened: April 3, 1832
Reopened:
October 24, 1870
Reopened:
December 12, 1923
Closed: September 22, 1866
Reclosed: May 15, 1823
Reclosed: Operating
Pine Springs Opened: December 13, 1858 Closed: September 22, 1866
Ridgewell Opened: October 1, 1917 Closed: May 10, 1921
Moved To: Zenith
Riverton Opened: December 6, 1899 Closed: August 31, 1955
Rocky Branch Opened: October 27, 1856 Closed: May 31, 1859
Moved To: Pall Mall
Rodes Opened: November 1, 1889
Reopened: June 25, 1892
Closed: April 6, 1892
Reclosed: May 31, 1911
Roslin Opened: November 7, 1888
Reopened: March 2, 1903
Closed: June 26, 1895
Reclosed: July 21, 1961
Shirley Opened: April 20, 1899 Closed: June 30, 1853
Tinch Opened: August 29, 1881 Closed: December 31, 1908
Travisville Opened: August 22, 1854 Closed: June 25, 1877
Wilder Opened: December 18, 1902 Closed: Operating
Wolf River Opened: August 13, 1928 Closed: September 30, 1957
Moved To: Pall Mall
Wright’s Cross Roads Opened: October 5, 1838
Reopened: May 23, 1850
Closed: May 31, 1848
Reclosed:
September 10, 1850
Moved To: Coopersville
Zenith Opened: May 10, 1921 Closed: January 15, 1924

HISTORICAL TIME LINES
FENTRESS COUNTY:
DATE EVENT

Fentress County established November 28, 1823
Organized April 1, 1824
Parent Counties: Morgan and Overton

HOMES

Home (White Frame) Michigan Rd ,Allardt

Home (White Frame) Rugby Pike, Allardt

Bruno Gernt Home Great Line Rd Allardt

Home (Stone) Fentress Co

Home (White Frame, 4 columns) Hwy 127, Fentress Co

Home (Stone) Church St, Jamestown

Home (Stone) W Central Av, Jamestown

HOSPITALS
Jamestown Regional Medical Center, W Central Av, Jamestown

Fentress County Nursing Home, Jamestown

LIBRARY
Allardt Library
Allardt

Library, N Morris St Jamestown

CAMPGROUNDS
Laurel Creek Campground ,Hwy 297

Perry Rd RV Parking, Perry Rd

Clear Creek Campsite, Old Hwy #-28, Clark

East Fork Campground

RESTAURANTS
Restaurants recommended by the townspeople:

Sea Boat Steak House ,S Main St

SPECIAL DAYS & EVENTS
EVENTS
Alvin C York Shoot-Out March

History Week & Round Up April

Jr. Chamber Rodeo July

Rotary Club Chicken Festival July

Rotary Club Open Horseshow July

Bluegrass Festival July

Hwy 127 Corridor Sale August Jamestown, TN

Lion's Club Old Timer's Day Sept

Fentress County Fair Sept

Allardt Pumpkin Festival October Allardt, TN

STATISTICS
SIZE

Square Miles: 499
Miles of City Streets: 26.65
Miles of County Roads: 409.60

POPULATION
1830: 2,760, 119 of which were slaves
1850: 4,305 white, 148 colored slaves, 1 free colored person, 3 foreign born
1910: 7,446
1920: 10,345
1930: 11,036
1940: 14,262
1950: 14,917
1980: 14,826

ELEVATION
Feet: 800 to 1000 ft in the valleys
1675 Allardt
1740 Jamestown
1790 Clarkrange
1000 Boatland & Pall Mall

 

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