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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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20 Chestnut Drive, Norris

August 2022 SCHEDULE

 Archives Committee:
     No Meeting
 Planning Commission: 6:00 pm
     Tuesday, Aug 1
 Board of Zoning Appeals: 5:00 pm
     Tuesday, Aug 1
 Norris City Court: 6:00 pm
     Tuesday, Aug 2
 Norris City Council: 7:00 pm
     Monday, Aug 8
 Norris Water Commission: 5:00 pm
     Monday, Aug 15
 Norris Little Theatre: 7:00 pm
     Monday, Aug 1
 Animal Shelter Comm: 7:00 pm
     No Meeting
 Norris Recreation Committee: 7:00 pm
     Tuesday, Aug 16
 Norris Watershed: 7:00 pm
     Thursday, Aug 18
 Community Development Board: 6:00 pm
     Thursday, Aug 25
Norris Tree Commission: 5:30 pm
     Monday, Aug 29


 Water Commission Workshops
    Previously - Every Wed at Noon
    New dates/times coming soon; Call
    City Office to verify dates/times 

 City Council Workshop, Sign Ord 631
     Friday Aug 12 at 6:00pm

Public Hearings and Special Called Meetings

 City Council Public Hearing, Ord 632 & 633
    Tuesday Aug 2 at 6:00pm 

City Council Special Called Meeting
    (CityMgr Selection Interviews)
     Wednesday Aug 3 at 6:00pm
     Thursday Aug 4 at 6:00pm
      Friday Aug 5 at 6:00PM

VACANCIES – Submit letters of interest to the Mayor and City Manager
 Planning Commission
 Recreation Commission
 Archives Committee
 Community Development Board
 Tree Commission
 Little Theatre Board

Scott Hackler
Norris City Manager

R2 7-5-22


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