List of municipalities in Tennessee

Map of the United States with Tennessee highlighted
These directional signs in Crossville, photographed in 1937 by Ben Shahn as part of a New Deal program, helped travelers find their way to other Tennessee cities and towns.

Tennessee is a state located in the Southern United States. There are 346 municipalities in the state of Tennessee. Municipalities in the state are designated as "cities" or "towns". As of the 2010 U.S. Census, 3,564,494 Tennesseans, or just over 56% of the state's total population of 6,346,105, lived in municipalities. The remainder lived in unincorporated areas.[1]

Municipal chartersEdit

Before 1954, all Tennessee municipalities were established by private act of the state legislature and operated under charters established by private act of the legislature. As of 2007, 212 of the state's municipalities were operating under charters established by private act of the legislature. In 1953, amendments to the Tennessee Constitution prohibited subsequent incorporations by private act and provided for several new forms of municipal charter. Fourteen cities, including Memphis, Knoxville, and Chattanooga, three of the state's four largest cities, are "home rule cities" organized under charters approved by referendum of the citizens. Home rule charters are authorized by Article XI, Section 9, of the Tennessee State Constitution, as amended in 1953. Other municipalities are incorporated under one of several standardized types of charter authorized by state statute:[2]

Some Tennessee municipalities are called "cities" and others are called "towns."[3] These terms do not have legal significance in Tennessee[4] and are not related to population, date of establishment, or type of municipal charter.

Under current state law (TCA Title 6), a minimum of 1,500 residents are required to incorporate as a new municipality under the mayor-alderman or city manager-commission charter, and a minimum of 5,000 residents are required to incorporate under a modified city manager-council charter. In general, unincorporated areas within three miles of an existing municipality (within five miles if the municipality has a population of 100,000 or more) are not permitted to incorporate as new municipalities. Provisions for incorporation were less restrictive in the past. The capital of Tennessee is Nashville

List of incorporated cities and townsEdit

  County seat[A]

Place Name County(ies)[B] Population
(2010 Census)[5]
Area
(as of 2010)[5]
Form of municipal charter[2] Incorporation
date
[6]
Region
Adams Robertson County 633 2.68 sq mi (6.9 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1963 Middle
Adamsville McNairy County
Hardin County
2,207 6.91 sq mi (17.9 km2) Private act 1869 West
Alamo Crockett County 2,461 2.2 sq mi (5.7 km2) Private act 1911 West
Alcoa Blount County 8,449 15.66 sq mi (40.6 km2) Private act 1919 East
Alexandria DeKalb County 966 2.02 sq mi (5.2 km2) Private act 1848 Middle
Algood Putnam County 3,495 4.03 sq mi (10.4 km2) Private act 1901 Middle
Allardt Fentress County 634 3.9 sq mi (10 km2) Mayor-alderman 1964 Middle
Altamont Grundy County 1,045 20.16 sq mi (52.2 km2) Private act 1854 Middle
Ardmore Giles County 1,213 4.59 sq mi (11.9 km2) Private act 1949 Middle
Arlington Shelby County 11,517 23.07 sq mi (59.8 km2) Mayor-alderman 1900 West
Ashland City Cheatham County 4,541 10.85 sq mi (28.1 km2) Private act 1859 Middle
Athens McMinn County 13,458 13.98 sq mi (36.2 km2) Private act 1870 East
Atoka Tipton County 8,387 12.36 sq mi (32.0 km2) Private act 1838 West
Atwood Carroll County 938 1.85 sq mi (4.8 km2) Mayor-alderman 1941 West
Auburntown Cannon County 269 0.57 sq mi (1.5 km2) Private act 1949 Middle
Baileyton Greene County 431 1.68 sq mi (4.4 km2) Private act 1915 East
Baneberry Jefferson County 482 1.82 sq mi (4.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1986 East
Bartlett Shelby County 54,613 26.67 sq mi (69.1 km2) Private act 1866 West
Baxter Putnam County 1,365 3.03 sq mi (7.8 km2) Private act 1915 Middle
Bean Station Grainger County 2,826 5.39 sq mi (14.0 km2) Mayor-alderman 1996 East
Beersheba Springs Grundy County 477 4.91 sq mi (12.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1955 Middle
Bell Buckle Bedford County 500 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) Mayor-alderman 1877 Middle
Belle Meade Davidson County 2,912 3.08 sq mi (8.0 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1938[7][8] Middle
Bells Crockett County 2,437 2.33 sq mi (6.0 km2) Private act 1889 West
Benton Polk County 1,385 3.21 sq mi (8.3 km2) Private act 1915 East
Berry Hill Davidson County 537 0.91 sq mi (2.4 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1950 Middle
Bethel Springs McNairy County 718 2.16 sq mi (5.6 km2) Private act 1870 West
Big Sandy Benton County 557 0.71 sq mi (1.8 km2) Private act 1903 West
Blaine Grainger County 1,856 9.39 sq mi (24.3 km2) Mayor-alderman 1978 East
Bluff City Sullivan County 1,733 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2) Private act 1870 East
Bolivar Hardeman County 5,417 8.42 sq mi (21.8 km2) Private act 1827 West
Braden Fayette County 282 3.83 sq mi (9.9 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1969 West
Bradford Gibson County 1,048 1.73 sq mi (4.5 km2) Private act 1913 West
Brentwood Williamson County 37,060 41.23 sq mi (106.8 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1969 Middle
Brighton Tipton County 2,735 2.79 sq mi (7.2 km2) Private act 1913 West
Bristol Sullivan County 26,702 32.44 sq mi (84.0 km2) Private act 1856 East
Brownsville Haywood County 10,292 10.2 sq mi (26 km2) Private act 1870 West
Bruceton Carroll County 1,478 1.89 sq mi (4.9 km2) Private act 1925 West
Bulls Gap Hawkins County 738 1.29 sq mi (3.3 km2) Mayor-alderman 1955 East
Burlison Tipton County 425 1.08 sq mi (2.8 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1965 West
Burns Dickson County 1,468 3.74 sq mi (9.7 km2) Private act 1953 Middle
Byrdstown Pickett County 803 1.53 sq mi (4.0 km2) Private act 1917 Middle
Calhoun McMinn County 490 1.15 sq mi (3.0 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1961 East
Camden Benton County 3,582 5.67 sq mi (14.7 km2) Private act 1838 West
Carthage Smith County 2,306 2.86 sq mi (7.4 km2) Private act 1804 Middle
Caryville Campbell County 2,297 5.4 sq mi (14 km2) Mayor-alderman 1968 East
Cedar Hill Robertson County 314 0.69 sq mi (1.8 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1870 Middle
Celina Clay County 1,495 1.7 sq mi (4.4 km2) Private act 1846 Middle
Centertown Warren County 243 0.94 sq mi (2.4 km2) Private act 1951 Middle
Centerville Hickman County 3,644 11.31 sq mi (29.3 km2) Private act 1853 Middle
Chapel Hill Marshall County 1,445 3.24 sq mi (8.4 km2) Private act 1850 Middle
Charleston Bradley County 651 1.06 sq mi (2.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1956 East
Charlotte Dickson County 1,235 1.74 sq mi (4.5 km2) Private act 1804 Middle
Chattanooga Hamilton County 167,674 144.55 sq mi (374.4 km2) Home rule 1839 East
Church Hill Hawkins County 6,737 9.81 sq mi (25.4 km2) Mayor-alderman 1958 East
Clarksburg Carroll County 393 2.02 sq mi (5.2 km2) Mayor-alderman 1858 West
Clarksville Montgomery County 132,929 98.28 sq mi (254.5 km2) Private act 1807 Middle
Cleveland Bradley County 41,285 26.9 sq mi (70 km2) Private act 1842 East
Clifton Wayne County 2,694 6.93 sq mi (17.9 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1856 Middle
Clinton Anderson County 9,841 12.02 sq mi (31.1 km2) Home rule 1801 East
Coalmont Grundy County 841 6.08 sq mi (15.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1957 Middle
Collegedale Hamilton County 8,282 9.9 sq mi (26 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1968 East
Collierville Shelby County 43,965 29.41 sq mi (76.2 km2) Private act 1807 West
Collinwood Wayne County 982 2.82 sq mi (7.3 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1921 Middle
Columbia Maury County 34,681 31.56 sq mi (81.7 km2) Private act 1817 Middle
Cookeville Putnam County 30,435 32.85 sq mi (85.1 km2) Private act 1903 Middle
Coopertown Robertson County 4,278 31.49 sq mi (81.6 km2) Mayor-alderman 1996 Middle
Copperhill Polk County 354 1.91 sq mi (4.9 km2) Private act 1913 East
Cornersville Marshall County 1,194 6.26 sq mi (16.2 km2) Private act 1849 Middle
Cottage Grove Henry County 88 0.19 sq mi (0.49 km2) Private act 1856 West
Covington Tipton County 9,038 11.44 sq mi (29.6 km2) Private act 1826 West
Cowan Franklin County 1,737 2.07 sq mi (5.4 km2) Private act 1921 Middle
Crab Orchard Cumberland County 752 11.11 sq mi (28.8 km2) Mayor-alderman 1921 East
Cross Plains Robertson County 1,714 8.49 sq mi (22.0 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1973 Middle
Crossville Cumberland County 10,795 20.36 sq mi (52.7 km2) Private act 1901 East
Crump Hardin County 1,428 13.36 sq mi (34.6 km2) Mayor-alderman 1988 West
Cumberland City Stewart County 311 5.31 sq mi (13.8 km2) Mayor-alderman 1903 Middle
Cumberland Gap Claiborne County 494 0.33 sq mi (0.85 km2) Private act 1907 East
Dandridge Jefferson County 2,812 6.42 sq mi (16.6 km2) Private act 1799 East
Dayton Rhea County 7,191 7.88 sq mi (20.4 km2) Private act 1903 East
Decatur Meigs County 1,598 3 sq mi (7.8 km2) Private act 1838 East
Decaturville Decatur County 867 1.66 sq mi (4.3 km2) Private act 1850 West
Decherd Franklin County 2,361 4.75 sq mi (12.3 km2) Private act 1868 Middle
Dickson Dickson County 14,538 20.03 sq mi (51.9 km2) Private act 1873 Middle
Dover Stewart County 1,417 3.88 sq mi (10.0 km2) Mayor-alderman 1805 Middle
Dowelltown DeKalb County 355 0.79 sq mi (2.0 km2) Private act 1949 Middle
Doyle White County 537 1.31 sq mi (3.4 km2) Mayor-alderman 1905 Middle
Dresden Weakley County 3,005 5.57 sq mi (14.4 km2) Private act 1827 West
Ducktown Polk County 475 2.63 sq mi (6.8 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1951 East
Dunlap Sequatchie County 4,815 10.74 sq mi (27.8 km2) Private act 1901 Middle
Dyer Gibson County 2,341 2.28 sq mi (5.9 km2) Private act 1899 West
Dyersburg Dyer County 17,145 17.47 sq mi (45.2 km2) Private act 1850 West
Eagleville Rutherford County 604 2.31 sq mi (6.0 km2) Private act 1949 Middle
East Ridge Hamilton County 20,979 8.28 sq mi (21.4 km2) Home rule 1921 East
Eastview McNairy County 705 4.89 sq mi (12.7 km2) Mayor-alderman 1967 West
Elizabethton Carter County 14,176 9.9 sq mi (26 km2) Modified manager-council 1799 East
Elkton Giles County 578 2.16 sq mi (5.6 km2) Private act 1907 Middle
Englewood McMinn County 1,532 1.82 sq mi (4.7 km2) Private act 1919 East
Enville Chester County
McNairy County
189 1.45 sq mi (3.8 km2) Private act 1953 West
Erin Houston County 1,324 4.09 sq mi (10.6 km2) Private act 1909 Middle
Erwin Unicoi County 6,097 4.04 sq mi (10.5 km2) Private act 1903 East
Estill Springs Franklin County 2,055 4.68 sq mi (12.1 km2) Mayor-alderman 1948 Middle
Ethridge Lawrence County 465 1.17 sq mi (3.0 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1907 Middle
Etowah McMinn County 3,490 2.92 sq mi (7.6 km2) Home rule 1909 East
Fairview Williamson County 7,720 16.92 sq mi (43.8 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1959 Middle
Farragut Knox County 20,676 16.2 sq mi (42 km2) Mayor-alderman 1980 East
Fayetteville Lincoln County 6,827 10.96 sq mi (28.4 km2) Private act 1819 Middle
Finger McNairy County 298 1.53 sq mi (4.0 km2) Mayor-alderman 1970 West
Forest Hills Davidson County 4,812 9.22 sq mi (23.9 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1957 Middle
Franklin Williamson County 62,487 41.45 sq mi (107.4 km2) Private act 1799 Middle
Friendship Crockett County 668 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2) Private act 1858 West
Friendsville Blount County 913 3.01 sq mi (7.8 km2) Private act 1953 East
Gadsden Crockett County 470 1.09 sq mi (2.8 km2) Private act 1868 West
Gainesboro Jackson County 962 1.78 sq mi (4.6 km2) Private act 1905 Middle
Gallatin Sumner County 30,278 31.75 sq mi (82.2 km2) Private act 1801 Middle
Gallaway Fayette County 680 6.13 sq mi (15.9 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1869 West
Garland Tipton County 310 0.58 sq mi (1.5 km2) Private act 1913 West
Gates Lauderdale County 647 0.70 sq mi (1.8 km2) Private act 1901 West
Gatlinburg Sevier County 3,944 10.35 sq mi (26.8 km2) Private act 1945 East
Germantown Shelby County 38,844 20 sq mi (52 km2) Private act 1841 West
Gibson Gibson County 396 0.61 sq mi (1.6 km2) Private act 1909 West
Gilt Edge Tipton County 477 2.76 sq mi (7.1 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1967 West
Gleason Weakley County 1,445 2.28 sq mi (5.9 km2) Private act 1903 West
Goodlettsville Davidson County
Sumner County
15,921 14.32 sq mi (37.1 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1858 Middle
Gordonsville Smith County 1,213 7.11 sq mi (18.4 km2) Private act 1909 Middle
Grand Junction Hardeman County
Fayette County
325 1.18 sq mi (3.1 km2) Private act 1901 West
Graysville Rhea County 1,502 1.17 sq mi (3.0 km2) Private act 1917 East
Greenback Loudon County 1,064 8.09 sq mi (21.0 km2) Mayor-alderman 1957 East
Greenbrier Robertson County 6,433 7 sq mi (18 km2) Private act 1937 Middle
Greeneville Greene County 15,062 17.01 sq mi (44.1 km2) Private act 1795 East
Greenfield Weakley County 2,182 3.7 sq mi (9.6 km2) Private act 1905 West
Gruetli-Laager Grundy County 1,813 12.56 sq mi (32.5 km2) Mayor-alderman 1980 East
Guys McNairy County 466 11.72 sq mi (30.4 km2) Mayor-alderman 1986 West
Halls Lauderdale County 2,255 3.67 sq mi (9.5 km2) Private act 1901 West
Harriman Roane County 6,350 10.57 sq mi (27.4 km2) Private act 1891 East
Harrogate Claiborne County 4,389 7.63 sq mi (19.8 km2) Mayor-alderman 1992 East
Hartsville Trousdale County 7,870 116.64 sq mi (302.1 km2) Consolidated city-county 1833 Middle
Henderson Chester County 6,309 7.86 sq mi (20.4 km2) Private act 1869 West
Hendersonville Sumner County 51,372 36.93 sq mi (95.6 km2) Mayor-alderman 1901 Middle
Henning Lauderdale County 945 2.39 sq mi (6.2 km2) Private act 1875 West
Henry Henry County 464 1.45 sq mi (3.8 km2) Private act 1907 West
Hickory Valley Hardeman County 99 0.33 sq mi (0.85 km2) Private act 1951 West
Hohenwald Lewis County 3,757 5.35 sq mi (13.9 km2) Private act 1911 Middle
Hollow Rock Carroll County 718 1.79 sq mi (4.6 km2) Private act 1869 West
Hornbeak Obion County 424 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2) Private act 1923 West
Hornsby Hardeman County 303 1.18 sq mi (3.1 km2) Private act 1920 West
Humboldt Gibson County 8,452 9.71 sq mi (25.1 km2) Private act 1866 West
Huntingdon Carroll County 3,985 11.94 sq mi (30.9 km2) Private act 1849 West
Huntland Franklin County 872 1.45 sq mi (3.8 km2) Private act 1907 Middle
Huntsville Scott County 1,248 3.93 sq mi (10.2 km2) Mayor-alderman 1856 East
Iron City Lawrence County
Wayne County
328 0.93 sq mi (2.4 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1962 Middle
Jacksboro Campbell County 2,020 2.54 sq mi (6.6 km2) Mayor-alderman 1967 East
Jackson Madison County 65,211 53.73 sq mi (139.2 km2) Private act 1845 West
Jamestown Fentress County 1,959 2.9 sq mi (7.5 km2) Private act 1920 Middle
Jasper Marion County 3,279 9.47 sq mi (24.5 km2) Mayor-alderman 1852 East
Jefferson City Jefferson County 8,047 6.43 sq mi (16.7 km2) Private act 1901 East
Jellico Campbell County 2,355 6.38 sq mi (16.5 km2) Private act 1903 East
Johnson City Washington County
Carter County
Sullivan County
63,152 43.27 sq mi (112.1 km2) Home rule 1869 East
Jonesborough Washington County 5,051 5.14 sq mi (13.3 km2) Private act 1779 East
Kenton Gibson County
Obion County
1,281 2.01 sq mi (5.2 km2) Private act 1899 West
Kimball Marion County 1,395 4.87 sq mi (12.6 km2) Mayor-alderman 1962 East
Kingsport Sullivan County
Hawkins County
48,205 50.75 sq mi (131.4 km2) Private act 1917 East
Kingston Roane County 5,934 7.85 sq mi (20.3 km2) Private act 1799 East
Kingston Springs Cheatham County 2,756 9.92 sq mi (25.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1965 Middle
Knoxville Knox County 178,874 104.17 sq mi (269.8 km2) Home rule 1791 East
Lafayette Macon County 4,474 4.76 sq mi (12.3 km2) Private act 1843 Middle
La Follette Campbell County 7,456 4.91 sq mi (12.7 km2) Private act 1897 East
LaGrange Fayette County 133 1.81 sq mi (4.7 km2) Private act 1831 West
Lakeland Shelby County 12,430 23.89 sq mi (61.9 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1977 West
Lakesite Hamilton County 1,826 1.68 sq mi (4.4 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1972 East
La Vergne Rutherford County 32,588 25.22 sq mi (65.3 km2) Mayor-alderman 1972 Middle
Lawrenceburg Lawrence County 10,428 12.67 sq mi (32.8 km2) Private act 1825 West
Lebanon Wilson County 26,190 38.64 sq mi (100.1 km2) Private act 1801 Middle
Lenoir City Loudon County 8,642 8.51 sq mi (22.0 km2) Home rule 1907 East
Lewisburg Marshall County 11,100 13.36 sq mi (34.6 km2) Private act 1837 Middle
Lexington Henderson County 7,652 12.42 sq mi (32.2 km2) Private act 1824 West
Liberty DeKalb County 310 1.12 sq mi (2.9 km2) Private act 1850 Middle
Linden Perry County 908 1.01 sq mi (2.6 km2) Private act 1850 Middle
Livingston Overton County 4,058 6.47 sq mi (16.8 km2) Private act 1907 Middle
Lobelville Perry County 897 3.92 sq mi (10.2 km2) Mayor-alderman 1959 Middle
Lookout Mountain Hamilton County 1,832 1.26 sq mi (3.3 km2) Private act 1890 East
Loretto Lawrence County 1,714 3.94 sq mi (10.2 km2) Mayor-alderman 1949 Middle
Loudon Loudon County 5,381 14.23 sq mi (36.9 km2) Private act 1850 East
Louisville Blount County 2,439 13.51 sq mi (35.0 km2) Mayor-alderman 1990 East
Luttrell Union County 1,074 3.92 sq mi (10.2 km2) Private act 1925 East
Lynchburg Moore County 6,362 130.42 sq mi (337.8 km2) Consolidated city-county 1833 Middle
Lynnville Giles County 287 0.33 sq mi (0.85 km2) Private act 1838 Middle
Madisonville Monroe County 4,577 6.21 sq mi (16.1 km2) Private act 1866 East
Manchester Coffee County 10,102 14.18 sq mi (36.7 km2) Private act 1838 Middle
Martin Weakley County 11,473 12.71 sq mi (32.9 km2) Private act 1901 West
Maryville Blount County 27,465 16.8 sq mi (44 km2) Private act 1795 East
Mason Tipton County 1,609 2.09 sq mi (5.4 km2) Private act 1869 West
Maury City Crockett County 674 1.13 sq mi (2.9 km2) Private act 1911 West
Maynardville Union County 2,413 5.46 sq mi (14.1 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1870 East
McEwen Humphreys County 1,750 1.87 sq mi (4.8 km2) Private act 1917 Middle
McKenzie Carroll County
Henry County
Weakley County
5,310 6.26 sq mi (16.2 km2) Private act 1868 West
McLemoresville Carroll County 352 2.58 sq mi (6.7 km2) Private act 1949 West
McMinnville Warren County 13,605 11.07 sq mi (28.7 km2) Mayor-alderman 1868 Middle
Medina Gibson County 3,479 3.17 sq mi (8.2 km2) Private act 1907 West
Medon Madison County 178 0.98 sq mi (2.5 km2) Private act 1860 West
Memphis Shelby County 646,889 324 sq mi (840 km2) Home rule 1826 West
Michie McNairy County 591 5.62 sq mi (14.6 km2) Mayor-alderman 1961 West
Middleton Hardeman County 706 1.92 sq mi (5.0 km2) Private act 1901 Middle
Milan Gibson County 7,851 8.91 sq mi (23.1 km2) Private act 1866 West
Milledgeville McNairy County
Chester County
Hardin County
265 1.61 sq mi (4.2 km2) Mayor-alderman 1903 West
Millersville Sumner County
Robertson County
6,440 13.71 sq mi (35.5 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1981 Middle
Millington Shelby County 10,176 31.75 sq mi (82.2 km2) Private act 1903 West
Minor Hill Giles County 537 1.72 sq mi (4.5 km2) Mayor-alderman 1969 Middle
Mitchellville Sumner County 189 0.52 sq mi (1.3 km2) Private act 1909 Middle
Monteagle Grundy County
Marion County
1,192 8.59 sq mi (22.2 km2) Mayor-alderman 1962 Middle
Monterey Putnam County 2,850 3.06 sq mi (7.9 km2) Private act 1901 Middle
Morrison Warren County 694 2.73 sq mi (7.1 km2) Private act 1905 Middle
Morristown Hamblen County 29,137 27.95 sq mi (72.4 km2) Private act 1867 East
Moscow Fayette County 556 1.25 sq mi (3.2 km2) Private act 1860 West
Mosheim Greene County 2,362 6.13 sq mi (15.9 km2) Mayor-alderman 1974 East
Mount Carmel Hawkins County 5,429 6.94 sq mi (18.0 km2) Mayor-alderman 1961 East
Mount Juliet Wilson County 23,671 19.79 sq mi (51.3 km2) Home rule 1972 Middle
Mount Pleasant Maury County 4,561 12.32 sq mi (31.9 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1824 Middle
Mountain City Johnson County 2,531 3.31 sq mi (8.6 km2) Private act 1905 East
Munford Tipton County 5,927 8.56 sq mi (22.2 km2) Private act 1905 Middle
Murfreesboro Rutherford County 108,755 55.49 sq mi (143.7 km2) Private act 1903 Middle
Nashville Davidson County 626,681 525.94 sq mi (1,362.2 km2) Consolidated city-county 1806 Middle
New Hope Marion County 1,082 10.4 sq mi (27 km2) Mayor-alderman 1974 East
New Johnsonville Humphreys County 1,951 7.08 sq mi (18.3 km2) Private act 1949
New Market Jefferson County 1,334 4.12 sq mi (10.7 km2) Mayor-alderman 1911
New Tazewell Claiborne County 3,037 5.13 sq mi (13.3 km2) Mayor-alderman 1887
Newbern Dyer County 3,313 4.88 sq mi (12.6 km2) Private act 1858 West
Newport Cocke County 6,945 5.53 sq mi (14.3 km2) Private act 1799
Niota McMinn County 719 2.19 sq mi (5.7 km2) Private act 1911
Nolensville Williamson County 5,861 7.44 sq mi (19.3 km2) Mayor-alderman 1838 Middle
Normandy Bedford County 141 0.23 sq mi (0.60 km2) Private act 1858
Norris Anderson County 1,491 7.19 sq mi (18.6 km2) Private act 1949
Oak Hill Davidson County 4,529 7.96 sq mi (20.6 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1952 Middle
Oak Ridge Anderson County
Roane County
29,330 89.98 sq mi (233.0 km2) Home rule 1962 East
Oakdale Morgan County 212 0.85 sq mi (2.2 km2) Private act 1911
Oakland Fayette County 6,623 10.29 sq mi (26.7 km2) Private act 1919
Obion Obion County 1,119 1.51 sq mi (3.9 km2) Private act 1903 West
Oliver Springs Anderson County
Morgan County
Roane County
3,231 5.56 sq mi (14.4 km2) Private act 1903 East
Oneida Scott County 3,752 9.49 sq mi (24.6 km2) Private act 1905
Orlinda Robertson County 859 6.7 sq mi (17 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1965
Orme Marion County 126 4.14 sq mi (10.7 km2) Private act 1935
Palmer Grundy County 672 4.94 sq mi (12.8 km2) Private act 1925
Paris Henry County 10,156 13.03 sq mi (33.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1849 West
Parker's Crossroads Henderson County 330 3.73 sq mi (9.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1981
Parrottsville Cocke County 263 0.74 sq mi (1.9 km2) Private act 1923
Parsons Decatur County 2,373 4.14 sq mi (10.7 km2) Private act 1913
Pegram Cheatham County 2,093 7.72 sq mi (20.0 km2) Mayor-alderman 1972
Petersburg Lincoln County
Marshall County
544 0.94 sq mi (2.4 km2) Private act 1837
Philadelphia Loudon County 656 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2) Mayor-alderman 1968
Pigeon Forge Sevier County 5,875 13.21 sq mi (34.2 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1961 East
Pikeville Bledsoe County 1,608 2.44 sq mi (6.3 km2) Private act 1911
Piperton Fayette County 1,445 27.3 sq mi (71 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1974 West
Pittman Center Sevier County 502 6.07 sq mi (15.7 km2) Mayor-alderman 1974
Plainview Union County 2,125 6.5 sq mi (17 km2) Mayor-alderman 1992
Pleasant Hill Cumberland County 563 1.56 sq mi (4.0 km2) Private act 1903
Pleasant View Cheatham County 4,149 12.52 sq mi (32.4 km2) Mayor-alderman 1921
Portland Sumner County 11,480 14.28 sq mi (37.0 km2) Private act 1905
Powell's Crossroads Marion County 1,322 5.04 sq mi (13.1 km2) Mayor-alderman 1976
Pulaski Giles County 7,870 7.22 sq mi (18.7 km2) Private act 1809
Puryear Henry County 671 0.92 sq mi (2.4 km2) Private act 1909
Ramer McNairy County 319 1.71 sq mi (4.4 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1958
Red Bank Hamilton County 11,651 6.52 sq mi (16.9 km2) Home rule 1945
Red Boiling Springs Macon County 1,112 1.75 sq mi (4.5 km2) Private act 1953
Ridgely Lake County 1,795 1.71 sq mi (4.4 km2) Private act 1909 West
Ridgeside Hamilton County 390 0.17 sq mi (0.44 km2) Private act 1925
Ridgetop Robertson County
Davidson County
1,874 2.91 sq mi (7.5 km2) Private act 1935 West
Ripley Lauderdale County 8,445 12.85 sq mi (33.3 km2) Private act 1838 West
Rives Obion County 326 0.35 sq mi (0.91 km2) Private act 1905
Rockford Blount County 856 3.21 sq mi (8.3 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1970
Rockwood Roane County 5,562 8.07 sq mi (20.9 km2) Private act 1903
Rocky Top[9] Anderson County
Campbell County
1,781 1.59 sq mi (4.1 km2) Private act 1939
Rogersville Hawkins County 4,420 3.4 sq mi (8.8 km2) Private act 1903
Rossville Fayette County 664 5.06 sq mi (13.1 km2) Private act 1903 West
Rutherford Gibson County 1,151 2.3 sq mi (6.0 km2) Private act 1799 West
Rutledge Grainger County 1,122 4.69 sq mi (12.1 km2) Mayor-alderman 1797
St. Joseph Lawrence County 782 3.52 sq mi (9.1 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1870
Saltillo Hardin County 303 0.92 sq mi (2.4 km2) Private act 1951
Samburg Obion County 217 0.82 sq mi (2.1 km2) Private act 1909
Sardis Henderson County 381 2.4 sq mi (6.2 km2) Private act 1859
Saulsbury Hardeman County 81 0.36 sq mi (0.93 km2) Private act 1849
Savannah Hardin County 6,982 6.52 sq mi (16.9 km2) Private act 1833
Scotts Hill Henderson County
Decatur County
984 3.77 sq mi (9.8 km2) Private act 1917
Selmer McNairy County 4,396 9.79 sq mi (25.4 km2) Private act 1901
Sevierville Sevier County 14,807 24.24 sq mi (62.8 km2) Home rule 1795
Sharon Weakley County 944 1.13 sq mi (2.9 km2) Private act 1901
Shelbyville Bedford County 20,335 18.61 sq mi (48.2 km2) Private act 1819
Signal Mountain Hamilton County 7,554 7.66 sq mi (19.8 km2) Private act 1919
Silerton Hardeman County
Chester County
111 0.66 sq mi (1.7 km2) Private act 1923
Slayden Dickson County 178 1.34 sq mi (3.5 km2) Private act 1913 Middle
Smithville DeKalb County 4,530 5.91 sq mi (15.3 km2) Private act 1843
Smyrna Rutherford County 39,974 29.71 sq mi (76.9 km2) Private act 1869 Middle
Sneedville Hancock County 1,387 2.3 sq mi (6.0 km2) Mayor-alderman 1850
Soddy-Daisy Hamilton County 12,714 23.44 sq mi (60.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1969
Somerville Fayette County 3,094 12.53 sq mi (32.5 km2) Private act 1854
South Carthage Smith County 1,322 2.71 sq mi (7.0 km2) Mayor-alderman 1963
South Fulton Obion County 2,354 3.3 sq mi (8.5 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1903
South Pittsburg Marion County 2,992 6 sq mi (16 km2) Private act 1901
Sparta White County 4,925 6.74 sq mi (17.5 km2) Private act 1841
Spencer Van Buren County 1,601 6.87 sq mi (17.8 km2) Private act 1846
Spring City Rhea County 1,981 2.64 sq mi (6.8 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1953
Spring Hill Maury County
Williamson County
29,036 27.11 sq mi (70.2 km2) Mayor-alderman 1837 Middle
Springfield Robertson County 16,440 13.34 sq mi (34.6 km2) Private act 1796
Stanton Haywood County 452 0.51 sq mi (1.3 km2) Private act 1927 West
Stantonville McNairy County 283 1.11 sq mi (2.9 km2) Mayor-alderman 1966
Sunbright Morgan County 552 3.78 sq mi (9.8 km2) Mayor-alderman 1990
Surgoinsville Hawkins County 1,801 5.61 sq mi (14.5 km2) Mayor-alderman 1815
Sweetwater Monroe County
McMinn County
5,764 8.52 sq mi (22.1 km2) Home rule 1901
Tazewell Claiborne County 2,218 4.43 sq mi (11.5 km2) Mayor-alderman 1801
Tellico Plains Monroe County 880 1.94 sq mi (5.0 km2) Private act 1911
Tennessee Ridge Houston County
Stewart County
1,368 3.71 sq mi (9.6 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1960
Thompson's Station Williamson County 2,194 18.76 sq mi (48.6 km2) Mayor-alderman 1990 West
Three Way Madison County 1,709 4.54 sq mi (11.8 km2) Mayor-alderman 1998
Tiptonville Lake County 4,464 2.05 sq mi (5.3 km2) Private act 1907 West
Toone Hardeman County 364 1.05 sq mi (2.7 km2) Private act 1903
Townsend Blount County 448 2.17 sq mi (5.6 km2) Private act 1921
Tracy City Grundy County 1,481 4.91 sq mi (12.7 km2) Private act 1915
Trenton Gibson County 4,264 8.2 sq mi (21 km2) Private act 1846 West
Trezevant Carroll County 859 1.39 sq mi (3.6 km2) Private act 1911 West
Trimble Dyer County
Obion County
637 0.65 sq mi (1.7 km2) Private act 1905 West
Troy Obion County 1,371 1.49 sq mi (3.9 km2) Private act 1901 West
Tullahoma Coffee County
Franklin County
18,655 23.56 sq mi (61.0 km2) Private act 1858
Tusculum Greene County 2,663 4.81 sq mi (12.5 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1959
Unicoi Unicoi County 3,632 16.41 sq mi (42.5 km2) Mayor-alderman 1994
Union City Obion County 10,895 11.94 sq mi (30.9 km2) Modified manager-council 1867 West
Vanleer Dickson County 395 0.65 sq mi (1.7 km2) Private act 1913 Middle
Viola Warren County 131 0.17 sq mi (0.44 km2) Private act 1901
Vonore Monroe County 1,474 11.93 sq mi (30.9 km2) Mayor-alderman 1965
Walden Hamilton County 1,898 3.58 sq mi (9.3 km2) Mayor-alderman 1975
Wartburg Morgan County 918 0.96 sq mi (2.5 km2) Mayor-alderman 1905
Wartrace Bedford County 651 0.69 sq mi (1.8 km2) Private act 1858
Watauga Carter County 458 0.83 sq mi (2.1 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1960
Watertown Wilson County 1,477 1.31 sq mi (3.4 km2) Private act 1905 Middle
Waverly Humphreys County 4,105 8.77 sq mi (22.7 km2) Private act 1838
Waynesboro Wayne County 2,449 3.75 sq mi (9.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1850
Westmoreland Sumner County 2,206 3.94 sq mi (10.2 km2) Private act 1901
White Bluff Dickson County 3,206 5.93 sq mi (15.4 km2) Private act 1869 Middle
White House Sumner County
Robertson County
10,255 10.99 sq mi (28.5 km2) Mayor-alderman 1921
White Pine Jefferson County 2,196 2.64 sq mi (6.8 km2) Private act 1915
Whiteville Hardeman County 4,638 2.75 sq mi (7.1 km2) Private act 1901
Whitwell Marion County 1,699 3.39 sq mi (8.8 km2) Home rule 1956
Williston Fayette County 395 1.62 sq mi (4.2 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1970 West
Winchester Franklin County 8,530 11.71 sq mi (30.3 km2) Private act 1821
Winfield Scott County 967 6.35 sq mi (16.4 km2) Mayor-alderman 1983
Woodbury Cannon County 2,680 2.01 sq mi (5.2 km2) Private act 1838
Woodland Mills Obion County 378 1.23 sq mi (3.2 km2) Mayor-alderman 1968 West
Yorkville Gibson County 286 1.42 sq mi (3.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1848 West
  • A^ All but one of Tennessee's county seats are municipalities. The exception is Blountville, county seat of Sullivan County.
  • B^ For municipalities located in more than one county, the primary county (according to U.S. Census) is listed first.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Certified Population of Tennessee Incorporated Municipalities and Counties Archived 2011-12-11 at the Wayback Machine, State of Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, 1 July 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Directory of Municipal Officials - Charter". University of Tennessee: Municipal Technical Advisory Service. Archived from the original on 2008-05-18. Retrieved 2007-10-15.
  3. ^ "Tennessee 2000 Population Summary". Office of Local Government, Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury. Archived from the original on January 16, 2008. Retrieved 2007-10-15.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  4. ^ "State Tax Sharing, Fairness, and Local Government Finances in Tennessee" (PDF). Tennessee.gov. Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations. January 2004. p. xiv. Retrieved 2008-11-07. There are 348 cities in Tennessee and each is characterized as either a city or a town (in our state, there is no legal distinction between the two).
  5. ^ a b U.S. Census Bureau, GCT-PH1. Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010
  6. ^ "Incorporated Municipalities" in Tennessee Blue Book, 2005-2006 edition, pages 618-625. Accessed at the Internet Archive, 23 January 2018.
  7. ^ Zepp, George (May 2, 2007). "Berry Hill, the tiny city that almost wasn't". The Tennessean. Archived from the original on July 15, 2012. Retrieved 2007-11-24.
  8. ^ The Tennessee Blue Book lists 1955 as the date of Belle Meade's incorporation; according to MTAS Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine this is the date when Belle Meade adopted the uniform manager-commission charter.
  9. ^ Listed under its former name, Lake City, in the 2010 census

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