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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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Annual Deer Hunt Drawing
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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information (All Bulletins)
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Limited Access to City Offices
City of Norris Offices will be closed Friday Sept. 4 & Monday Sept. 7 for the Labor Day Weekend 


City Brush Dump in Watershed CLOSED




P.O. Box 1090
NORRIS, TN 37828


 Norris City Court: Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 6 pm
   20 Chestnut Drive, Norris, TN – Temperature check
    and maskwill be required to enter building.

Go To Meetings
(see below for details on "Go To Meetings")

Norris Water Commission: Monday, August 10,
    2020, 5 pm

Norris City Council: Monday, August 10, 2020, 7 pm

Watershed Board – Thursday, August 20, 2020, 5 pm

Library Commission: No August Meeting

Norris Planning Commission: No August Meeting

Animal Shelter Commission: No August Meeting

Norris Little Theatre: No August Meeting

Archives Committee: No August Meeting

Board of Zoning Appeals: No August Meeting

Conservation/Recycle Comm.: No August Meeting

Tree Commission: No August Meeting

Norris Recreation Commission: No August Meeting

Community Development Board: No August Meeting

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

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

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United States: +1 (872) 240-3212 Access Code: 761-396-253

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Scott Hackler
Norris City Manager


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