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Jefferson City, Tennessee
(originally Mossy Creek)
|City of Jefferson City|
Old A.J. Highway in downtown Jefferson City
"A Great Place to Live, Work, and Play."
Location of Jefferson City in Jefferson County, Tennessee
|Named for||Thomas Jefferson|
|• Total||6.76 sq mi (17.50 km2)|
|• Land||6.71 sq mi (17.39 km2)|
|• Water||0.04 sq mi (0.11 km2)|
|Elevation||1,161 ft (354 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1,220.43/sq mi (471.18/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||2404796|
Jefferson City (originally named Mossy Creek) is a city in Jefferson County, Tennessee, United States. It is part of the Morristown Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census the population was 8,047.
Jefferson City is located at(36.116389, -83.486500).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.3 square miles (14 km2), of which 5.2 square miles (13 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.93%) is water.
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||304||3.61%|
|Hispanic or Latino||692||8.22%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 8,419 people, 2,846 households, and 1,703 families residing in the city.
Public schools in Jefferson City are operated by the Jefferson County Department of Education. Elementary students attend Jefferson Elementary, middle school students attend Jefferson Middle, and high school students attend Jefferson County High School in neighboring Dandridge along with other students in the Jefferson County Schools District.
Carson-Newman University, a private Southern Baptist liberal arts university, is located in Jefferson City adjacent to its downtown district. It was founded in 1851, and has an estimated student enrollment of 2,500.
- Dana X. Bible, college football coach at Texas A & M, Nebraska, and Texas
- Mark Dean, inventor and computer scientist
- Phil Garner, ex-Major League Baseball player and manager
- Jim Henry, minority leader in the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1981 to 1986
- Kenneth Massey, American statistician
- Robert Edward Lee Mountcastle, a member of the Republican National Committee
- Carolyn Peck, former women's basketball coach, currently a basketball analyst at ESPN
- Herbert S. Walters, U.S. senator
- Clyde Wright, ex-Major League Baseball pitcher
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