Learn more about Historic Jonesborough.
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.
Walk along the beautifully preserved Main Street, visit the International Storytelling Center and see what the resident tellers of tales have to say. Stop in the historic buildings and stroll through the historic cemetery, where famous names and unknown cholera victims are buried. Take a carriage ride, and imagine the days when Daniel Boone, Andrew Jackson, David Crockett, John Sevier and many other historical figures frequented Jonesborough. In fact, many visitors to the Taylor House claim to have seen Jackson's ghost, and other homes and restaurants in the historic downtown boast spirits of their own.