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Welcome to
Norris, Tennessee!
- A National Historic City - 

Picture by Keith Haverkamp

The City of Norris has been called a planned community, a model town, a garden city, and even a utopia. To its citizens, however, it is a woodland home, an oasis in the busy world of the surrounding Knoxville, Oak Ridge and Clinton communities.


The City of Norris enjoys all the necessary ingredients for comfortable living:

  • Great City government and City services

  • Tree lined streets and sidewalks

  • Outstanding in-town schools – elementary & middle

  • Full service community library

  • Norris-based community theater

  • Annual July 4th Norris Day celebration with evening fireworks

  • Summer-time free Concerts on the Commons

  • Quaint compact Town Center can boast of…

    • Large open grassy town commons for recreation

    • Large town pavilion for public and private events

    • Open air performance stage

    • Norris Museum

    • Numerous small businesses:  Grocery store, restaurants, post office, dental office, realty office, bank, banquet/catering facility, physical therapy center, beauty salon

  • Areas of Norris outside the town center can further boast of…

    • Churches for many faiths; civic clubs

    • Museum of Appalachia (affiliated with The Smithsonian Institute)

    • Lenoir Museum Cultural Complex

    • TVA labs

    • Numerous small businesses: Ice cream parlor, beauty solons, animal hospital, pharmacy, ethnic restaurants, craft beer brew pub; art/craft center, bed and breakfast, auto repair shops, storage facilities, nursery/florist, general store, senior living center, nursing home, music/clogging studio, tobacco shop, liquor store, light industry, physician offices, dentists, ophthalmologist, auction company.

Local recreation opportunities abound. Our 2,400 acre Norris Municipal Watershed which abuts the town border offers numerous trails for hiking, horseback riding, and biking. The Clinch River offers great trout fishing, and nearby Norris Lake offers a variety of fishing, boating and water sports activities. Norris Dam State Park encompasses over 4,000 acres of wooded landscape and abuts both sides of Norris Lake.


Explore our website for more detailed information on all of the above.


Click below for more
information on:
#3 - COVID-19 Related Changes 
Annual Deer Hunt Drawing IS CANCELLED for 2020
#4 - City-of-Norris
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information (All Bulletins)
#5 - City-of-Norris 
For Use During Period of
Limited Access to City Offices


City Brush Dump in Watershed CLOSED




 Animal Shelter Comm: No January Meeting

 Archives Committee: No January Meeting

 Board of Zoning Appeals: No January Meeting

 Community Development Board: No January Meeting

 Conservation/Recycle Comm: No January Meeting

 Library Commission: No January Meeting

 Norris City Court: No January Court

 Norris Little Theatre: No January Meeting

 Norris Recreation Committee: No January Meeting

 Norris Watershed Board: 5:00 pm, January 21, 2021

 Planning Commission: No January Meeting

 Norris Water Commission: 5:00 pm, January 11, 2021

 Norris City Council: 7:00 pm, January 11, 2021

 Norris Tree Commission: 7:00 pm, January 25, 2021

City of Norris January meetings will be available by
Gotomeeting and the link for each meeting is as follows:

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Scott Hackler
Norris City Manager


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