Gainesboro

Welcome to the town of Gainesboro!

 

 

Are you searching for that friendly small-town charm feeling, where memories and friendships can be made? Visit Gainesboro, where you won't meet a stranger and can walk through the square that is proud of its roots while offering everything from mom & pop stores to delcious hometown cookin!

Upcoming Events in Gainesboro

Smoky Nights at the Bull & THistle Pub

Friday, Aug. 19

Bull & THistle Pub - 102 s. Main street Gainesboro, TN 38562

Mourning Farm Report at the Bull & Thistle

Saturday, Aug. 20

Bull & Thistle Pub - 102 s. Main Street Gainesboro, TN 38562

Billy Mac at The Bull & Thistle

Saturday, Aug. 27

Bull &Thistle Pub - 102 S. Main Street Gainesboro, TN 38562

Explore Our Community

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.

***IMPORTANT***  Visitors wishing to visit the gorge at Cummins Falls State Park are required to obtain a Gorge Access Permit. The new, online Gorge Access Permit is available here

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.

Roaring River Post

10404 Dodson Branch Highway Gainesboro, TN 38562
Paddling, Restaurant, Swimming, Water Activities

Roaring River Post offers a wide variety to get you outdoors! We rent canoes, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and paddle boats! Good fun for the whole family or a Group getaway. Stay for the made to order grilled wings & signature sauces!

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

Bougie BeBe

Downtown Square Gainesboro, TN 38562
Bed & Breakfast

Beautiful newly remodeled upstairs apartment featuring 2 King Suites and a central shared living area. Full kitchen, laundry, eating area, and living space. Top scale finishes and amenities. This amazing space is located on the downtown city square in historic Gainesboro. Within steps to amazing restaurants, shops, and distillery. This upstairs apartment is across the street from the courthouse. Located within a short drive to multiple city parks, state parks, and natural water attractions.

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.

Gainesboro Historical Chevy Shoppe

Union Street Gainesboro, TN 38562
Antiques

Jackson County Historical Society Museum

105 Montpelier Ave Gainesboro, TN 38562

Roaring River Distillery

208 South Main Street Gainesboro, TN 38562
Antiques, Decor

Nestled in the hills of the Upper Cumberland Plateau where moonshine has been made for hundreds of years we are continuing the tradition. We make old fashioned moonshine using a traditional copper still with non GMO white corn and techniques that have been used for years to produce a quality smooth product.

Carrying on a family tradition we do everything by hand, from malting our own corn, bottling and labeling. The recipe is the same as it was when the product was manufactured illegally so you get that taste enjoyed for years by many.

The owners Scott and Sheila Hunt invite you to come visit Roaring River Distillery and watch and learn from their son Chad Hunt who is now an experienced Master Distiller as he will explain the process of the craft.
Located in Gainesboro TN right of the courthouse square in the former and historic Ford dealership that dates back to the turn of the 20th century. Take a step back in time and check out our store where you can by our alcohol and unique items. Look for us under the Texaco Star!

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

Doe Creek Bar & Grill

197 Doe Creek Lane Gainesboro, TN 38562
Bar, Live Music

Bar & grill, karaoke, pool tournaments and Live Music!

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!”

Haven on Hull

203 East Hull Avenue Gainesboro, TN 38562

Dine or Take out!

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Smoothies
  • Sandwiches
  • Salads
  • and More!

Helens Restaurant

3013 S Grundy Quarles Hwy Gainesboro, TN 38562
Restaurant

Nana's Place

3779 S. Grundy Quarles Gainesboro, TN 38562
Restaurant

Enjoy BBQ and homestyle cookin!

Nana's Place is now open Monday-Saturday from 11:00am - 8:00pm! We would love to have the opportunity to serve you, your family, and your friends!

Roaring River Post

10404 Dodson Branch Highway Gainesboro, TN 38562
Paddling, Restaurant, Swimming, Water Activities

Roaring River Post offers a wide variety to get you outdoors! We rent canoes, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and paddle boats! Good fun for the whole family or a Group getaway. Stay for the made to order grilled wings & signature sauces!

Stolen Coin Oyster Bar & Bistro

110 S Main St Gainesboro, TN 38562
Restaurant

Gulf coast style cuisine in a cozy southern environment. Our goal is for any walk of life being able to come in and enjoy a quality meal in a timely manner. We look forward to serving Gainesboro and surrounding areas for years to come!!!

Subway

697 Grundy Quarles Hwy Gainesboro, TN 38562

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.

Find Lodging

Lodging Options in Gainesboro

Amigos Vacations

650 Fairview School Ln. Gainesboro, TN 38562
Lodging

Simple farm life on our quiet, remote property welcomes you into our family. Rest in a cozy cabin, and wake up to beautiful peaceful surroundings.

We’re on a private place in the country, surrounded by various types of livestock, wildlife, and freshly-growing food.

Guests have access to the entire main level of the cabin which is handicap accessible.

For more information, please visit the website below!

Betty's Bungalow

135 Big Bottom Road Gainesboro, TN 38562
Lodging

A quaint 2 bedroom, 1 bath house located only 2 miles from downtown Gainesboro and .5 mile from Roaring River Park for the fishing, boating, or kayak enthusiast. Full kitchen with outdoor charcoal grill. Bring your boat as there is ample off street parking and you can enjoy the local waterways.

Blue Heron 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.

Bougie BeBe

Downtown Square Gainesboro, TN 38562
Bed & Breakfast

Beautiful newly remodeled upstairs apartment featuring 2 King Suites and a central shared living area. Full kitchen, laundry, eating area, and living space. Top scale finishes and amenities. This amazing space is located on the downtown city square in historic Gainesboro. Within steps to amazing restaurants, shops, and distillery. This upstairs apartment is across the street from the courthouse. Located within a short drive to multiple city parks, state parks, and natural water attractions.

CakeWalk Vacations

2307 Cummins Mill Road Gainesboro, TN 38501
Lodging

Mini Modern cabins in the woods!
Less than a mile from the beautiful Cummins Falls State Park.
Well-appointed with necessities and luxuries.
Modern decor and art.

Sleep up to six with 3 queen beds
Full bath with soaking tub
Washer/dryer unit
Kitchenette
Air conditioning and heat
Electric fireplace
TV and internet

Covenant Rest

1321 Flynn's Creek Road Gainesboro, TN 38562
Lodging, Event Venue

Covenant Rest is a retreat and event center in the hills of Jackson County, Tennessee. The desire of owners Tim and Tammie Brown and their family is to see believers in Jesus refreshed and renewed in the Gospel during their stay here.

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.

Salt Lick Creek Campground

20 Salt Lick Park Ln Gainesboro, TN 38562
Boat Ramp, Campground, Fishing, Lodging, Park, Paddling, RV, Swimming
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.Click here for a virtual tour of the Cordell Hull Lake facilities.

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

Baillie Liquidators

3818 S Grundy Quarles Hwy Gainesboro, TN 38562

We carry a huge variety of products from A to Z and 1 to 100. That's the best way to explain our products. I always say before you drive into Cookeville, stop by, we just may have what you're looking for and at 50% of what it would cost you, even after using the gas to get there.

Blue Herron Studio

576 Carl Dixon Lane Gainesboro, TN 38562

Carol's Corner

108 E Hull Ave Gainesboro, TN 38562
Antiques

Chainsaw Carving Dreams

2084 N Grundy Quarles Hwy Gainesboro, TN 38562
Decor

Isaac Wayne Bodine was born in Indiana, just a stones throw from Tennessee.  His mother named him Isaac after hearing his name from her maker.  Good omen.  At the age of 3, his family moved to California where he was strongly influenced by his grandparents, Hazel and Wayne Burston and his uncle down the road.  Strongest influence however, was his great grandmother who unfortunately died when he was 5.  But, she left him with strong moral values and an unwavering love of his God.  Fortunately, his grandfather then took Isaac under his wing and taught him equestrian skills.  Additionally, as life does, it took Isaac to many dark corners where his deep faith sustained him with continual hope.  He now lives in Gainesboro Tennessee with his where his chainsaw art blossoms. Isaac Wayne Bodine is married to a wonderful women named Kathy.  He  carves out huge pieces of his time dedicated to his boys as a patient and attentive father and devoted husband.  He attends a local church just down the road from where you can see his works take shape.  Isaac has a huge heart.  His children appreciate his art and become his "pit crew" to help him stay concentrated on using imagination to create dreams in wood.  For the Bodine's, his labors of love are a family affair.

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

Haven on Hull

203 East Hull Avenue Gainesboro, TN 38562

Dine or Take out!

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Smoothies
  • Sandwiches
  • Salads
  • and More!

Kaye's Korner

112 S. Main Street Gainesboro, TN 38562

Come visit the newest addition to the city square in Gainesboro! Cute and stylish women's clothes for women of all sizes. Affordable and hip. New additions are coming soon such as more shoes, accessories, and Gainesboro specialty items.

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.

Roaring River Distillery

208 South Main Street Gainesboro, TN 38562
Antiques, Decor

Nestled in the hills of the Upper Cumberland Plateau where moonshine has been made for hundreds of years we are continuing the tradition. We make old fashioned moonshine using a traditional copper still with non GMO white corn and techniques that have been used for years to produce a quality smooth product.

Carrying on a family tradition we do everything by hand, from malting our own corn, bottling and labeling. The recipe is the same as it was when the product was manufactured illegally so you get that taste enjoyed for years by many.

The owners Scott and Sheila Hunt invite you to come visit Roaring River Distillery and watch and learn from their son Chad Hunt who is now an experienced Master Distiller as he will explain the process of the craft.
Located in Gainesboro TN right of the courthouse square in the former and historic Ford dealership that dates back to the turn of the 20th century. Take a step back in time and check out our store where you can by our alcohol and unique items. Look for us under the Texaco Star!

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!

Find Services

Services in Gainesboro

Alpha Graphics

Cookeville, TN
502 West Spring Street Cookeville, TN Gainesboro, TN 38501

AlphaGraphics Cookeville brings professionalism to all forms of printing. We can design, create, print and mail anything you need!

Get Noticed, Get Business!

Anderson & Haile Drugs

101 W Gore Ave Gainesboro, TN 38562

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home

2131 S Grundy Quarles Hwy Gainesboro, TN 38562

B.A Services, LLC

Jackson County, TN Gainesboro, TN 38562

 

Contractor, Electrician, Heating,Ventilating & Air conditioning  Service

Business Resource Collective

Serving the Upper Cumberland Region Gainesboro, TN N/A

BRC is your guide to business and innovation in the Upper Cumberland. Easily get the answers and resources you need, so you can build and grow your business on your terms for free. 

 

 

 

The Business Resource Collective (BRC) is a partnership between organizations and entrepreneurs in the Upper Cumberland. We bring together the Innovative and Entrepreneurial spirits and expertise of:

 

 

  • The Biz Foundry
  • The Center for Rural Innovation
  • The Small Business Development District at UCDD
  • WCTE (our local PBS affiliate).

 

 

Together, we’ve made it our mission to help small business owners and startups cut through the noise and get to the resources they need to survive and thrive. 

 

We can help you with:

  • Creating  a business plan
  • logo creation
  • Creating a one page wix website
  • professional photopgraphy 
  • Connections to funding information and guides
  • Press Releases
  • SEO suggestions or installation of Google Analytics

Cavo Entertainment, LLC

Central Tennessee Area Gainesboro, TN 38562

Cavo Entertainment is a full service wedding entertainment company located in Central Tennessee.

Charles Ralph Holland Memorial Library

205 West Hull Ave Gainesboro, TN 38562

Local Public Library 

Citizens Bank

116 S Grundy Quarles Hwy Gainesboro, TN 38562
Bank

Cookeville Home Inspection

Services Gainesboro and Cookeville Area Gainesboro, TN 38501

Cookeville Home Inspection offers a comprehensive report within 24 hours to protect you from making an impulse or bad decision about your family’s future.

 

Licensed, insured, and certified with over 30 years of experience in construction and inspecting.

 

sales@cookevillehomeinspection.com

D&D Aerial Views

Gainesboro, TN Gainesboro, TN 38562

Categories Include: Aerial Mapping, Construction, Corporate Media, Real Estate, Television & Film, and Structure Tower Inspections

FAA Verified

 

Contact Keith Davis info@droneaboveaerials.com

Dixie Cuts

207 S. Main Street Gainesboro, TN 38562

Beauty Salon

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

Jackson County Imagination Library

Jackson County Gainesboro, TN 38562

 

Imagination Library is a free book gifting program that mails high-quality, age-appropriate books to children from birth until they start school.

Jackson County Prevention Partnership

201 W. Hull Ave Gainesboro, TN 38562

The goal of Jackson County Prevention Partnership  is to improve the health and well-being of youth and adults in Jackson County.

 

info@jcprevention.org

Jackson County Sentinel

207 S. Main Street Gainesboro, TN 38562

Local Newspaper Publisher

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

Nielsen and Bainbridge LLC

1267 N Grundy Quarles Hwy Gainesboro, TN 38562

Aluminum supplier in Jackson County, Tennessee.

Red Deer Portraits

Gainesboro and Granville Gainesboro, TN 38562

For more information on Red Deer Portraits please email Josh Carty at reddeerportraits@gmail.com

Slip House USA

1625 N. Grundy Quarles Hwy Gainesboro, TN 38562
Boat Slips

Our signature slip house, The Cumberland comes in three different models: a 1 bed/1 bath perfect for couples, a 2 bed/2 bath great for small families, and a 3 bed/2 bath model that has all the comforts of home and room to spare. Choose the one that best suits you or create your custom build!

The Stephens Center

Jackson County Gainesboro, TN 38562

Promoting healthy families through home-visiting, parenting classes and community education programs.

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

Cavo Entertainment, LLC

Central Tennessee Area Gainesboro, TN 38562

Cavo Entertainment is a full service wedding entertainment company located in Central Tennessee.

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