“Historic Jonesborough” Specialty License Plate

The Heritage Alliance in conjunction with the Jonesborough Genealogical Society (JGS) received approval by the State of Tennessee to create an official Tennessee specialty license plate – “Historic Jonesborough, Oldest Town in Tennessee”.
The first step is to pick our license plate from among the three finalists. We need your input. Which plate do you like best?
Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/1032954090958088 to provide your preference and comment by August 31st. 
Once the final plate is selected, the Heritage Alliance will launch a campaign to obtain 1,000 preorders for the plate before June 30, 2024. For all who sign-up the license plate will replace your standard dark blue Tennessee license plate. Once 1,000 preorders are obtained, the plate will be put into production and available to all vehicle owners in Tennessee. In addition, the Town of Jonesborough, the Heritage Alliance, the Jonesborough Genealogical Society, along with several local organizations and businesses will also be offering incentives for all who sign up for this Specialty License Plate. Stay tuned for more information.


The Cupola atop the Courthouse is beautiful and iconic. Not every county courthouse has a Cupola. The Cupola is used by the town, the Storytelling Center, Music on the Square, and other local entities as a symbol of Jonesborough. It is infrequent that you see a photo of Jonesborough where the Cupola isn’t the focus or somewhere in the background. The Cupola was erected in 1913 at the time the current historic courthouse was erected.


The Historic Washington County courthouse was built in 1913 on the site of five former courthouses. This beautiful and iconic courthouse draws your immediate attention when you visit Historic Jonesborough. Even though every county has a courthouse, we believe our courthouse is one of the most attractive in the State.


The Chester Inn is the oldest commercial structure in the oldest town in Tennessee. Dr. William P Chester built the Chester Inn in 1797. The Inn was known as the finest Inn on the Tennessee frontier and hosted three US Presidents – Andrew Jackson, James K Polk, and Andrew Johnson. Today the Chester Inn is a State Owned Historic Site and Museum operated by the Heritage Alliance.