Jackson County Museum
The Jackson County Historical Society maintains an excellent local history museum in the Fred Lucas Haile Museum building on Montpelier Street, a block from Gainesboro’s public square. This historic structure began in 1894 as Gainesboro’s Methodist church building; later, it was the home of the Jackson County Sentinel for many years. The structure was later purchased by Mr. Haile and given to the City of Gainesboro as a memorial to his Jackson County ancestors. The historical society, organized in 1984, operates the museum and maintains its research facility.
Of interest to visitors are a scale model of Fort Blount, items from early steamboat days on the Cumberland River, a moonshining exhibit, an excellent collection of historic textiles, and much more. Volunteers are available during operating hours (Thursdays and Fridays, 8 AM to 4 PM, Saturdays 8 AM to Noon) to help visitors with research on Jackson County history and genealogy.
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105 Montpelier St.
Gainesboro, TN 38562
Phone: 931 268-9190
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