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The Abandoned Town In Tennessee That Most People Stay Far, Far Away From

Old Jefferson was the first county seat of Rutherford County, way back in the day. The town received notoriety as the city that was meant to flood – and never did. Take a look, hear a little about the history of this Rutherford county legend. It’s a doozy.

There are rumors that you can still find old foundations and remnants of the town, one that was burned by its residents in anticipation of a flood that would never come. Not many folks visit the once upon a town…mainly because it’s not quite there. Just the eerie memory of it.

We credit all photographs to Rutherford County, and you can find their whole documentation of the town here. What a beautiful collection of photographs!

Meghan O'Brien
Meghan is a Tennessee transplant wildly in love with Music City. She’s quite the fan of snobby coffee, late night diner dates and the unnecessary hair flip.