Historic Mossy Creek District

The Historic Mossy Creek District was originally established in the late 1700's as the commercial district of what was then known as the town of Mossy Creek, now Jefferson City, Tennessee. Located just a few blocks away from Cherokee Lake, this section of town sits on the banks of  Mossy Creek that was named for the unusual, vivid green moss that is abundant there. The Historic Mossy Creek District has recently been a part of a grass-roots revitalization movement and was recently named one of the State's inaugural Tennessee Downtowns. The district is located just 20 minutes from Knoxville and 30 minutes from the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

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Latitude: 36.125752 Longitude: -83.491534 Elevation: 1140 ft
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About this Establishment

The Historic Mossy Creek features a unique view of small town living as the commercial district of the former town of Mossy Creek, Tennessee, now Jefferson City. Some of the buildings date as far back as the 1800s and include an old Movie theater, Mercantile, and eateries. The historic section of Jefferson City is currently being renovated and was recently named a Tennessee Downtown by the state of Tennessee Main Street Program.  

Time Period Represented

Primarily late 1800's and mid-century

Visitor Fees

FREE

Seasons Open

Year round

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are welcome

How to Get There

The Historic Mossy Creek District is located on Old Andrew Johnson Highway in Jefferson City, Tennessee.  

From Knoxville, take Asheville highway approximately 15 miles until you reach Jefferson City Tennessee. Turn Left onto Russell Avenue. The Historic Mossy Creek District is located at the intersection of Russell Avenue and Old Andrew Johnson Highway.

From Asheville take I-40 West and Exit at 417 onto TN-92. Travel approximately 5 miles and take Russell Avenue. The Historic Mossy Creek District is located at the intersection of Russell Avenue and Old Andrew Johnson Highway.  

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