City of Norris Tennessee - A National Historic City - Established 1933
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 elementary and middle schools
Full service community library
Norris-based community theater
Annual July 4th Norris Day celebration with evening fireworks
Summer-time Concerts on the Commons - Free to you!
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, restaurants, post office, dental office, realty office, bank, banquet/catering facility, physical therapy center, beauty salon and more.
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
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.
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