The “Historic Jonesborough Oldest Town in Tennessee” specialty license plate, features our beloved Chester Inn, the oldest commercial building in the oldest town and our beautiful, Blue Ridge mountains.

The Heritage Alliance and the Jonesborough Genealogical Society have partnered together to create this beautiful specialty license plate for Historic Jonesborough.   Our next step to to obtain 1,000 pre-orders for the plate, so that the State can begin production.

Once we have 1,000 pre-orders, it will take a little over four months for the plates to be produced and sent to local County Clerk offices across the State.  Your existing plate will remain in service until Tennessee notifies you that your “Historic Jonesborough” plate is available.   Specialty plates in Tennessee have a fee of $35 in addition to the regular registration.  We are collecting the $35 fee for 1,000 pre-orders to start the production phase.  More information about the process can be found on our FAQ page.

The plate benefits the Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee, the Jonesborough Genealogical Society, and the promotion & preservation of Tennessee’s rich history.

In addition, the Town of Jonesborough, the Heritage Alliance, the Jonesborough Genealogical Society, along with several partnering organizations and businesses will also be offering incentives for all who sign up for this Specialty License Plate.  We have over $100 in incentives for the $35 plate.  See our Incentives page for more information.

To pre-order online go to our Order Form page.  To pay by cash or check, please contact the Heritage Alliance directly at 423-753-9580 or at  We are also taking in person orders at the Chester Inn State Museum on Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays from 11am to 6pm.