Leann Smith, CTTP
Executive Director

Misty Harding
Tourism & Membership Director




New Member Spotlight

250 South Main Street
Jamestown, TN 38556
Richmond & Judy Smith, Owners


100 North Main Street
Jamestown, TN 38556
Willie Strong, Owner


6469 Old Mt. Helen Road
Allardt, TN 38504
Robert & Sandy Andrys, Owners


2300 West Jackson St.
Cookeville, TN 38501
Todd Pile


Current Conditions!!



World's Longest Yard Sale  

Fentress County Tourism Website

WCTE Discover Fentress County Video

Shopping, Lodging & Dining Guide

Fentress County Agricultural Fair Website

Fentress Courier Newspaper Website

Northern Plateau Alliance

Upper Cumberland Tourism Association

Edge Trekker Trip Planner

Cumberland Plateau Nature Trail

Fentress County Genealogical Website

Fentress County Historical Society Website

State of Tennessee Driver License Information


News and Events
  • Three-Star!! Fentress County has again been awarded Three -Star Certification for 2013-2014!!

Community Events:

Board Meeting Schedule - RSVP Here

Joint Economic & Community Development Board Meeting
Monday, February 24, 2014
Union Bank Conference Room
11:00 AM Executive Board & Full Board

Industrial Development Board Meeting
Friday, March 7, 2014
8:00 AM at Southeast Bank







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Welcome To Fentress County, Tennessee!

We invite you to browse our site for a taste of what Fentress County has to offer. With a county population of under 17,000, moderate climate, growing equestrian community, and plenty of gorgeous views and rich history, Fentress County is a unique and diverse area. Whether you come for a short visit, extended stay, or choose to make your home here - you're going to love the beautiful scenery and peaceful lifestyle we appreciate so much.

Fentress County is located on the Cumberland Plateau, and sits on the eastern most section of Middle Tennessee. Operating on Central Time, our neighbors to the east of us refer to us as being on "slow time".

Most new residents are moving from urban areas and the southern coastal states. More folks are coming to appreciate the beauty and serene atmosphere of life on the plateau, here in "Big South Fork Country". Having easy access to Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Pickett State Park, and Dale Hollow Lake; residents and visitors alike are enjoying country living.

Fentress County is known as the Trail Riding Capital of the Southeast to the equestrian community with hundreds of acres of trails, overlooks, unique geological formations, and waterfalls. Many horse campgrounds, cabins, and stables are located in the county and in and around the parks.

You're sure to find something to keep you as busy or relaxed as you'd like with activities such as horseback riding, hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, ATV riding, camping, rafting, canoeing, swimming, shopping, exploring, and visiting local sites and attractions. Whether you explore by foot, horseback, boat, ATV, car, or RV - you're going to love this place!

Although tourism is a huge part of the local economy, agriculture also has its place. The gently rolling land is conducive to cattle and other farm animals and is well watered by creeks and ponds.

THANKS TO OUR 2014-2015 EVENTS GOLD SPONSOR, Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative
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Request a Fentress
County Map Here

Access the new online map by Community Link

Visit the Tennessee Dept. of Economic and Community Development http://www.state.tn.us/ecd/

We are also the originators and serve as headquarters for the World's Longest Yardsale. Learn more about this 675-mile event at www.127sale.com . Plan to attend the 2014 Sale August 7th-10th.

For complete visitor information on Tennessee, click here




114 Central Avenue West - .... P.O. Box 1294 - .... Jamestown, TN 38556 - ... tel: 931-879-9948 .... fax: 931-879-6767