Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Jonesboro: Oldest Town in Tennessee

Marker ID: THC 1A 81
Location: 418 West College Street, Jonesborough, TN
County: Washington
Coordinates: N 36° 17.662    W 082° 28.921
  36.29436666    -82.48201666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Formally established in 1779, by the General Assembly of North Carolina, as county seat of Washington County, first county west of the mountains. In 1784, the State of Franklin was organized here, with Jonesboro as its first capital.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.