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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.


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City Brush Dump in Watershed CLOSED





  • Norris Planning Commission –
         Monday, July 6, 2020, 5:00 pm
  • Public Hearing – Refuse/Recycle Fees Ordinance -
         Monday, July 13, 2020, 6:15 pm
  • Norris City Council – 
         Monday, July 13, 2020 7:00 pm
  • Watershed Board –
         Thursday, July 16, 2020 5:00 pm
  • Animal Commission – 
         Monday, July 20, 2020 7:00 pm
  • Public Hearing – Ordinance – Certified Property Tax Rate –
         Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 6:00 pm
  • Norris City Council – Special Called Meeting – 2nd Reading Property Tax Ordinance -
         Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 6:15 pm
  • Library Commission:  No July Meeting
  • Norris Little Theatre: No July Meeting
  • Archives Committee: No July Meeting
  • Norris City Court:  No July Court
  • Board of Zoning Appeals: No July Meeting
  • Conservation/Recycle Comm.: No July Meeting
  • Norris Water Commission: No July Meeting
  • Tree Commission: No July Meeting
  • Norris Recreation Commission: No July Meeting
  • Community Development Board:  No July Meeting 

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Scott Hackler
Norris City Manager


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