When you enter Historic Jonesborough, Tennessee, you’re taking a journey into the past. A unique 18th century town nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of Northeast Tennessee, Jonesborough’s natural beauty, charming architecture, and storytelling heritage have attracted visitors worldwide. Centrally located in Northeast Tennessee among Johnson City, Kingsport and Bristol, there is always something going on.
As you walk along Jonesborough’s well preserved Main Street, you easily drop back in time to the days of Daniel Boone, Andrew Jackson, David Crockett, John Sevier and the many other historic figures that lived in or around Jonesborough. Learn about the State of Franklin, the first attempt of statehood after the American Revolution; and the Emancipator, the first publication in the country solely supporting the abolition of slavery. Jonesborough’s wonderful history makes it a perfect vacation destination as you travel in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Because there are so many interesting tales, it doesn’t take long to see why Jonesborough is the Storytelling Capital of the World and the home of the International Storytelling Center. Stay a day, a week or forever, and create your own stories in beautiful Historic Jonesborough.