|NORRIS TOWN CENTER CLOCK
|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
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
Numerous small businesses: Grocery store, restaurant, post
office, dental office, antique shop, realty office, gas station/auto repair, 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)
Museum Cultural Complex
Numerous small businesses: Ice cream parlor,
beauty solons, animal hospital, pharmacy, ethnic restaurants, 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, plumbers’ shop, 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.
Garbage Routes Run
On a Regular Schedule the Week of July 4th.
See the Summer Recreation Schedule