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Fentress County Chamber of Commerce

People For Progress In Your Community!

Welcome to the neighborhood!  Visit the Chamber of Commerce for a complete relocation guide to Fentress County.  You’ll find everything you need to orient yourself on our wonderful community.  Let us help you make the transition to your new home easier.

  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Retirement
  • More Information
Fentress County takes great pride in its education system.   Our Board of Education is committed to providing a high quality of education to each student in the district.  There are two high schools in Fentress County:  Clarkrange High School, an accredited 9-12 school and a perennial powerhouse in Tennessee girl’s basketball, and nationally renowned York Agricultural Institute, founded by WWI hero Alvin C. York and the only comprehensive secondary school in the country to be financed and operated by the state government. Fentress is also home to 4 elementary schools strategically located throughout the county for grades Pre-Kindergarten through 8:  Allardt Elementary, Pine Haven Elementary, South Fentress Elementary, and York Elementary.   Opportunities in private education are also available at Faith Christian Academy.  We are very proud of our branch campus of Roane State Communtiy College, which offers local students many programs and allows them to transfer on to other institutions of higher learning such as Tennessee Tech or the University of Tennessee.

Tennova Healthcare – Jamestown is an 85-bed facility and is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. The hospital offers a 24-hour Emergency Department with two spacious trauma bays and seven private exam rooms, inpatient and outpatient medical services, and a Progressive Care Unit which provides telemetry services.
There are a number of reasons to retire to Fentress County, Tennessee, but we like to think the main reason people pick our laid back piece of the world is because of our down-home hospitality.  Ours is a community where neighbors wave to neighbors, where no one is a stranger and everyone treats you like an old friend.   We take pride in our small town atmosphere, with a population just under 18,000, moderate climate, growing equestrian community, and a bounty of gorgeous views and rich history.

Top Reasons to Retire Here:  

1. Lower cost of living. Retirees enjoy the advantage of no state and local income taxes on wages and most interest, as well as one of the lowest property tax rates in the state.

2.  Pleasurable weather.  Fentress County has four disticnt seasons, but nothing too extreme.  You’ll get to experience springs perfect for outdoor excursions, mild summers to relax at the lake , magnificent colors of fall foliage, and just the right amount of snow during the winter to allow for schools to close for the opportunity for children to build snowmen.

3.  Fentress County is a gateway community of the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.  So, needless to say, outdoor adventure awaits those looking to get out of the urban jungle and into the quite, pristine wilderness we call home. We specialize in offering the perfect outdoor retreat for horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, fishing and many more activities for you to enjoy.

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Vehicle Registration


Fentress County Clerk

101 South Main Street

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-8014

Hours: Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Driver’s License 


Crossville Driver Services Center

136 Dooley St

Crossville, TN 38555

931- 484-1360

Hours:  Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Voter’s Registration


Fentress County Election Commission

111 North Norris Street

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-7162

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Property Taxes


Fentress County Trustee

101 South Main Street

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-7717

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Utilities


Electricity

Volunteer Energy Cooperative

1023 Old Hwy 127 South

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-5853

Gas

Jamestown Gas Department

314 East Central Avenue

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-7560

Plateau Propane Gas, Inc. 

6720 South York Highway

Clarkrange, TN 38553

931-863-3815

Water

Fentress County Utility District

1026 Taylor Place Road

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-7639

 

Jamestown Water Department

314 East Central Avenue

Jamestown, TN 38556

Allardt City Hall

2015 Michigan Avenue

Allardt, TN 38504

931- 879-7125


Telephone / Internet / Cable


Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative 

202 Rugby Avenue

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-5811


Waste Management 


Fentress County Solid Waste

103 North Smith Street

Jamestown, TN 38556

931-879-1135