Historical Destinations

Step Back in Time

 

 

Hear the stories and experience the days of old with us! Travel back in time to when Jackson County Tennessee consisted of thriving Riverboat towns! Check out our fascinating museums, a meteorite landing site, and a civil war hospital that dates back to the 1800s! The communities of Gainesboro and Granville are both listed on the National Register of Historic places and have many stories to share with you.

Experience Our Local History 

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.

Granville Museum

179 Clover St Granville, TN 38564

The Granville Museum tells the story of the riverboat town of Granville, Tennessee. The museum contains a great pictorial display of every aspect of the history of Granville. Many historical items from homes, businesses, schools and the community are on display. The museum features a military, school and music room and a room with furnishings depicting a home in the early 1900's.

Jackson County Historical Society Museum

105 Montpelier Ave Gainesboro, TN 38562

Sutton General Store and Museum

169 Clover St Granville, TN 38564
Event Venue

A General Store built in the 1800's and now serving as a venue for music, great food and special events. Step back in time and see this beautiful old store.

Sutton Homestead & Pioneer Village

186 Clover St Granville, TN 38564

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.