Relocation Information for New Residents

Welcome to Fentress County! Stop by the Chamber of Commerce for a map, membership directory, self guided tour of the Ye Ole Jail or anything else you might need! We'll be glad to help you make the transition to your new home easier in anyway we can.


Drivers License - Vehicle Registration - Voter Registration - Property Taxes - Utilities & Hookups

- Healthcare -Education


Fentress County takes great pride in our education system. We are proud to have a Roane State Community College campus, one of the most prestigious community colleges in the state of Tennessee. Roane State offers many programs which allow a student to transfer to institutions such as the University of Tennesee and Tennessee Tech. We are also home to the nationally renowned Alvin C. York Institute, named after and estabished by Sgt Alvin C. York, hero of World War I and Clarkrange High School, a perennial powerhouse in Tennessee Basketball and a National High School Chess Champion. Along with Roane State, Alvin C. York Institute and Clarkrange High School, Fentress County is home to one of the finest Pre-k thru 8th grade programs in the state. All of our schools are located strategically throughout the county offer easy access no matter where you decide to relocate. Fentress county has sought out some of the best teachers and instuctors the state has to offer and we invite you to drop by and see for yourself.

Driver's License Info
If you are new to Tennessee, it is state law that you get a new driver license and register your vehicle wihin 30 days of arrival. See how to get a Tennessee License. If you already have a Tennessee Driver's License, be sure to change your address with the State of Tennessee

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Fentress County Vehicle Registration:
Be sure to
register your license plate and auto with the Fentress County Clerk's office at 101 South Main Street in the Courthouse. Hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is a $25 Fentress Priviledge Tax in addition to renewal fees. Call 931-879-8014 for details.

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Voter Registration
Any citizen of the United States who is or will be eighteen years of age or older before the date of the next election and who is a resident of Tennessee may register to vote (unless disqualified under the law) in Fentress County. Register by obtaining and completing a voter registration form and filing this with the local county election commission. You may register in person or by mail. Call Sherlyn Stephens-York, Administrator of Elections, PO Box 1027 Jamestown TN 38556 at 931-879-7162 for hours.

Property Taxes
Property taxes can be paid at the Fentress County Trustee's Office located at 101 Main Street South in Jamestown at the Fentress County Courthouse. Call 931-879-7717 for details and hours.

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Utilities & Hookups
Electricity is provided by Tennessee Valley Authority. Volunteer Energy Cooperative is the local distributor. Current rates can be obtained by contacting VEC or visiting The local VEC office is located at 1023 Old Hwy 127 South in Jamestown 931-879-5853.

Gas is provided by East Tennessee Natural Gas and distributed locally by Jamestown Natural Gas. There is one fuel oil supplier and 3 suppliers of LP Gas in Fentress County. Current Rates for natural gas can be obtained by contacting the City of Jamestown at 314 Central Avenue East, Jamestown 931-879-7560.

Water is also supplied by the City of Jamestown. Current rates can be obtained by calling 931-879-7560. The source of water is a city lake, and capacity is 3,000,000 MGC. Current consumption is 2,000,000 MGD. There is a storage capacity of 2,500,000 gallons.
The City of Allardt provides water for Allardt residents. Contact them at 2015 Michigan Avenue in Allardt or 931-879-7125 for rates or hookup fees.
The Fentress County Utility District also provides water to some residents. Contact them at 1026 Taylor Place Road in Jamestown or at 931-879-7639.

Sewer is provided by the City of Jamestown. Current rates can be obtained by calling 931-879-8815. Activated sludge treatment is used, and capacity is 1, 000,000 MGD. Current useage is 400,000 MGD, and city sewer cove is 85%. There is solid waste disposal.

Cable or Satellite are available through Comcast Cable or Dish Network.

Telephone, TV and Internet Services are available through Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative. Contact them at 202 Rugby Avenue, Jamestown or 931-879-5811.

Newspaper & Media
Fentress Courier is the newspaper serving our county. Subscriptions information can be obtained by calling 931-879-4040.

Two local radio stations serve the county. WCLC Christian Radio 105.1 FM and WDEB Radio 103.9 FM.

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Fentress County has eight medical clinics with doctors trained in family practice, obstetrics, pediatrics, and internal medicine. Jamestown Medical Clinic is a specialty clinic for specialty medicine.

Jamestown Regional Medical Center, formerly Fentress County General Hospital, admitted its first patient on March 1, 1960. The hospital had 39 beds. As the community grew, there became a need for a larger facility. On January 1, 1965, a 31 bed expansion opened.
During the year of 1982, the hospital added a Physical Therapy Department, Nuclear Medicine and Ultrasound Department; and expansion of the Emergency Department from a one bed examination area to four beds.
Further improvements were implemented in 1984. A new dining area was constructed. Three outpatient rooms were added to the Emergency Department to provide an Outpatient Treatment Area. In 1986, an area was constructed to house the Business Office and Pharmacy. In 1987, a 14 bed Skilled Nursing Facility opened.
Presently, Jamestown Regional Medical Center is a JCAHO accredited 85 bed hospital. Named again for the sixth time, as Top 100 Hospitals in the Nation, we continue to improve healthcare services for Fentress County and the surrounding communities. As the years have passed, we have expanded our services to meet the growing demands of our community and will continue to do so.

Four dentists serve Fentress County. They include Dr. J. Michael Allred of Allred Dental Care, Dr. Richard Buturff or Buturff Dental Care.

The Fentress County Ambulance Service is a Class-A rated service, the highest level of accreditation available to a pre-hospital emergency provider. Responding to approx. 4600 calls per year, the staff of 12 full and part time paramedics along with 10 full and part time intermediate EMT's. They are trained treat any and all emergencies that arise. The Jamestown station is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The Clarkrange Station is open 12 hours per day.

Long Term Care
Signature Health Care , located at 208 N. Duncan St right behind the hospital is a 140 bed facility, 46 of which are SNF beds. The facility offers a comprehensive rehabilitation program including physical, occupational, and speech therapy. The Medicare-certified facility is designed to treat complex medical problems or those recovering from surgery or illness. Recreational activities and access to religious services are available.

Five pharmacies serve Fentress County. Burden's Drug Center, Clarkrange Drug Center, Med-I-Thrift Pharmacy, Walgreens and Wal-Mart Pharmacy. They are equipped to handle any and all prescription needs.

Home Health
Home Comfort Medical Equipment, Buckeye Home Health Care, Amedisys Home Health Care and Quality Home Health Care can meet the diverse needs of personal care to the provision of home medical care equipment.

Optometry & Opthamology
Eye Centers of Tennessee has an office located in Jamestown, directly across from the hospital. Medicine and surgery of the eye, including cataract and laser surgery are available here.

Fentress County Health Department
Family Planning, counseling, and child development programs are just a few of the services offered through the Health Dept. Public health nurses and counseling assistants are available to assist families in the care of their new baby to insure each child has health care available to them. Dental services are also provided for children. Immunizations are also provided. Qualified health care professionals provide all services. There is a charge for services. Medicare, TennCare, and private insurance claims are accepted.



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114 Central Avenue West - .... P.O. Box 1294 - .... Jamestown, TN 38556 - ... tel: 931-879-9948 .... fax: 931-879-6767