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Are you searching for that warm hometown feeling, where memories and friendships can be made? Visit Gainesboro, where you can walk through the square that sticks to its roots and offers everything from Irish cuisine to mom & pop stores!

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Outdoor Adventures

Jackson County is the perfect place for a fun getaway in vast nature spots and more. Check out our various state parks, campsites, and recreational spots so that you can begin your adventure today.

Explore World-class Outings

Cummins Falls State Park

390 Cummins Falls Ln Gainesboro, TN 38562
Hiking, Park, Swimming, Water Activities

Cummins Falls State Park is a 282-acre state park located northwest of Cookeville in Jackson County in the U.S. state of Tennessee. Its namesake, Cummins Falls, is a 75-foot waterfall, which is located on the Blackburn Fork State Scenic River.

Roaring River Park

10417 Dodson Branch Hwy Gainesboro, TN 38562
Campground, Hiking, Park, Paddling, Swimming, Water Activities

Roaring River Park is located on Cordell Hull Lake on the Cumberland River System, near Gainesboro, TN. The lake itself was named after one of America's outstanding statesmen and one of Tennessee's finest volunteers. Hull was born in a log cabin in the foothills of the Cumberland Mountains. Many people enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, hunting and hiking in this wonderful natural area.

Salt Lick Creek Recreation Area & Campground

520 Salt Lick Park Ln Gainesboro, TN 38562
Boat Ramp, Campground, Fishing, Hiking, Park, Paddling, Swimming, Water Activities

Salt Lick Creek Campground is located on Cordell Hull Lake on the Cumberland River System, just 10 miles from Gainesboro, TN. The lake itself was named after one of America's outstanding statesmen and one of Tennessee's finest volunteers. Hull was born in a log cabin in the foothills of the Cumberland Mountains. Families and friends enjoy coming to the lake for boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, hunting, and relaxing in the outdoors.

The Boils WMA

2036 Roaring River Rd Gainesboro, TN 38562
Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Park, Swimming, Water Activities

The Boils WMA is mostly floodplain habitat along Roaring River. The parking area is a good location to walk on a gravel bar in the river and take in some scenery. The southern portion of the WMA (south of Hwy 135) is mostly upland hardwood forests on steep slopes.

Wartrace Creek Recreation Area

3711 Gladdice Hwy Gainesboro, TN 38562
Boat Ramp, Fishing, Swimming, Water Activities

Wartrace Creek Recreation Area is located on Cordell Hull Lake on the Cumberland River System, just nine miles from Gainesboro, TN. The lake itself was named after one of America's outstanding statesmen and one of Tennessee's finest volunteers. Hull was born in a log cabin in the foothills of the Cumberland Mountains.

Historical Destinations

Do the mysteries and adventures of the past - science, our historical soil, all of America’s dreams - intrigue you? Check out our vast collection of historical sites that you can visit here in Jackson County, and let’s jump back in time.

Visit Our Historical Landmarks

Flynn Creek Crater

2000 Flynns Creek Rd Gainesboro, TN 38562

An impact crater formed approximately 360 million years ago as a shallow, saucer-shaped crater, 2.4 mi in diameter.

Fort Blount

Highway 53 Gainesboro, TN 38562

Fort Blount was a frontier fort and federal outpost located along the Cumberland River.

Jackson County Historical Society Museum

105 Montpelier Ave Gainesboro, TN 38562

The Gaines House

204 North Murray St Gainesboro, TN 38562

In January, 1862, after the Battle of Mill Springs, KY, most of the homes in Gainesboro were used as field hospitals for Confederate soldiers. The Gaines House is the oldest house in Gainesboro and is the only house still standing that was used as a hospital. It has also been known as the Vanhooser House.

Veterans Hall Memorial Museum and Jackson County Archives

104 Short St Gainesboro, TN 38652

The main purpose of the Jackson County Archives is to safeguard and preserve the older records from local county government offices.

Food & Drink

Treat yourself at one of our many dining spots, from a quick, Southern meal to a relaxing, sit down roast! Our restaurants provide something for every craving. Check out where you want to dine and drink today.

Places to Eat, Drink, and Recharge

Places to Eat & Drink in Gainesboro

12 Degrees Tavern

104 E Hull Street Gainesboro, TN 38562
Bar, Restaurant

A local restaurant on the town square of Gainesboro aimed to serve you the best food and coldest beer around! From fresh gourmet burgers and chicken salad, to our hot wings and famed southwest eggrolls - there’s something here for everyone.

Dairy Queen

85 S Grundy Quarles Hwy Gainesboro, TN 38562
Restaurant

Giovanni's Pizza

452 N Grundy Quarles Hw Gainesboro, TN 38562
Restaurant, Event Venue
Giovanni’s Pizza is an established brand name that has been providing its customers with the highest quality food for over 50 years. Our focus on food quality and customer satisfaction helps us build a relationship with our customers that leads to us outperforming our competition time and time again. Giovanni’s signature mix of spices and food products enables our restaurants to create a delicious variety of food that cannot be found anywhere else. These mouth-watering recipes have helped Giovanni’s grow to now include over 110 franchises in 6 states! Giovanni’s continued success is due directly to the superior quality of the food our restaurants provide and the people who provide it. Our loyal customers will be the first to say that Giovanni’s Pizza is, “The Italian place to be!”

Helens Restaurant

3013 S Grundy Quarles Hwy Gainesboro, TN 38562
Restaurant

Southern Rock Bouncin BBQ

3779 S Grundy Quarles Hwy Gainesboro, TN 38562
Restaurant

The Bull & Thistle Pub

102 S Main St Gainesboro, TN 38562
Bar, Restaurant

Where you can always count on a warm welcome, a great meal, Guinness on tap, and live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Lay your cares aside and come be Celtic for a few hours!

Places to Stay

Are you looking for a cozy place to stay after feeding your appetite and getting a fill of sight-seeing? We have numerous lodging options and amenities ready to serve you.

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Lodging Options in Gainesboro

Ann Walker Farmhouse

170 Walker Lane Gainesboro, TN 38562

Blue Herron Retreat

Salt Lick Creek Area Gainesboro, TN 38562
Cabin, Fishing, Hiking, Lodging

Enjoy your own fully furnished upstairs apartment with beautiful views of the Cumberland River in Jackson County, TN. One of the best kept secrets in Upper Cumberland travel. Enjoy Cummins Falls and other scenic treasures from this private retreat.

Brae Cabin

Big Bottom Road Area Gainesboro, TN 38562
Cabin

Brae Cabin is “Nature Surrounded and Tech Connected.” The cabin brings together the strengths of Jackson County Tennessee. The natural beauty of the county is amazing. The county also has the best fiber internet system available. Brae Cabin offers guests the best of both worlds. The cabin is surrounded by nature’s beauty. The technology enhances a guest’s experience. The tech enhanced themes of Night, Romance, Deck Dancing and others make staying at Brae Cabin a unique experience.

Old Mill Camp and General Store at Cummins Falls State Park

4801 Blackburn Fork Rd Gainesboro, TN 38562
Campground, RV

At Old Mill Camp, our goal is for you to have a camping experience that you will tell your friends, family, and neighbors about and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Shaggy Bark Campsites

111 Walker Lane Gainesboro, TN 38562
Campground

The Cottage

106 Montpelier Gainesboro, TN 38562
Bed & Breakfast, Lodging

The Cottage is a cozy, vintage 1 bdrm/1 bath private lodging space conveniently located one block from the Gainesboro square in picturesque Jackson County. Close by are many outdoor activities such as fishing the Cumberland River, enjoying Cummins Falls or kayaking on the Roaring River (shuttle available)

Shopping

Is it time for a shopping spree? Are you searching for the perfect souvenir to bring home? Grab your wallet, and be ready to shop till you drop at our many unique stores and boutiques!

Browse Our Shops

Places to Shop in Gainesboro

All American Pawn & Gun Inc.

418 E Hull Ave. Gainesboro, TN 38562
Hunting

Anderson & Haile Drugs

101 W Gore Ave Gainesboro, TN 38562

Blue Herron Studio

576 Carl Dixon Lane Gainesboro, TN 38562

Carol's Corner

108 E Hull Ave Gainesboro, TN 38562
Antiques

Front Porch Mercantile

413 East Hull Avenue Gainesboro, TN 38562
Antiques

Unique, multi-vendor shopping experience in the Gainesboro, Cookeville, Tennessee area. Farm style fresh home decor, flowers, and antiques.

Gainesboro Drugs

100 E Hull Ave Gainesboro, TN 38562

Old Mill Camp and General Store at Cummins Falls State Park

4801 Blackburn Fork Rd Gainesboro, TN 38562
Campground, RV

At Old Mill Camp, our goal is for you to have a camping experience that you will tell your friends, family, and neighbors about and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Seasons Floral Designs and Gift

440 N Grundy Quarles Hwy Gainesboro, TN 38562

Services

Can’t get enough of Jackson County and want to stay awhile? We have all of the services you need, from car repair, pharmacies, banks, and more!

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Services in Gainesboro

Anderson & Haile Drugs

101 W Gore Ave Gainesboro, TN 38562

Center Grove Tire and Auto

3777 S Grundy Quarles Hwy Gainesboro, TN 38562
Auto Repair

Citizens Bank

116 S Grundy Quarles Hwy Gainesboro, TN 38562
Bank

First Freedom

307 E Hull Ave Gainesboro, TN 38562
Bank

Gainesboro Drugs

104 E Hull Street Gainesboro, TN 38562

H & H Hardware & Lumber Co

312 Birch St Gainesboro, TN 38562

Johnson's Auto Parts & Shop

2364 S Grundy Quarles Hwy Gainesboro, TN 38562
Auto Repair

Johnson's Garage-24 Wrecker Services

2328 S Grundy Quarles Hwy Gainesboro, TN 38562
Auto Repair

Weddings

The most romantic day of your life is waiting around the corner in Jackson County, where your family and friends can witness the most beautiful wedding surrounded by natural landscapes and an appreciation of love.

Wedding Venues

Get Married in Gainesboro

Rosewood Chapel Wedding and Event Center

379 Glenn Jones Rd Gainesboro, TN 38562
Event Venue

This popular venue offers a chapel, an English style enclosed garden, reception and dining halls, and a formal parlor for "fairy-tale weddings."

Worship

Worship services are abundant and waiting to greet you here in Jackson County, where we believe the perfect church is waiting for you!

Find a Church

Churches in Gainesboro

Dudney's Hill Church of Christ

247 Dudney's Hill Ln Gainesboro, TN 38562

Burristown Assembly of God

136 Hammock Rd Gainesboro, TN 38562

Center Grove Church of Christ

3857 S Grundy Quarles Hwy Gainesboro, TN 38562

Church of Christ Gainesboro

313 S Murray St Gainesboro, TN 38562

First Baptist Church

302 W Hull Ave Gainesboro, TN 38562

Flynn's Creek Church of Christ

2798 Granville Hwy Gainesboro, TN 38563

Free State Church of Christ

2348 Free State Rd Gainesboro, TN 38562

Freewill Church of Christ

1525 7 Knobs Rd Gainesboro, TN 38562

Gainesboro First United Methodist

302 S Main St Gainesboro, TN 38562

Hurricane Church of Christ

North Grundy Quarles Highway Gainesboro, TN 38562

Jehovah's Witnesses

2246 S Grundy Quarles Hwy Gainesboro, TN 38562

McCoinsville Church of Christ

2590 McCoinsville Rd Gainesboro, TN 38562

Morrison Creek Church of Christ

Morrison Creek Rd Gainesboro, TN 38562

New Hope Baptist Church

411 N Murray St Gainesboro, TN 38562

Old Antioch Community Church

1850 Old Antioch Rd Gainesboro, TN 38562

Richmond Chapel Church of Christ

2343 Gladdice Hwy Gainesboro, TN 38562

SonLight Church

4156 Flynns Creek Rd Gainesboro, TN 38562

Stone Church of Christ

116 Stone Ln Gainesboro, TN 38562

Sugar Creek Church of Christ

TN-53 Gainesboro, TN 38562