List of municipalities in Tennessee

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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.

There are 347 incorporated municipalities in the state of Tennessee.1 Incorporated municipalities in the state are designated as "cities" or "towns". This list includes all 351 municipalities that were in existence as of the 2000 U.S. Census.

As of the 2000 U.S. Census, 3,159,375 Tennesseans,2 or 55.5% of the state's total population of 5,689,283, resided in incorporated municipalities. The remainder resided in unincorporated areas.

Municipal charters

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:3

Some Tennessee municipalities are called "cities" and others are called "towns."4 These terms do not have legal significance in Tennessee5 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.

List of incorporated cities and towns

      County seat[A]
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Place Name County(ies)[B] Population
(2000 Census)6
Area
(as of 2000)6
Form of municipal charter3 Incorporation
date
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Adams Robertson County 645 2.4 sq mi (6.3 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1963
Adamsville McNairy County
Hardin County
1,983 6.9 sq mi (18.0 km2) Private act 1869
Alamo Crockett County 2,392 2.2 sq mi (5.6 km2) Private act 1911
Alcoa Blount County 7,734 14.8 sq mi (38.3 km2) Private act 1919
Alexandria DeKalb County 814 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2) Private act 1848
Algood Putnam County 2,942 3.8 sq mi (9.9 km2) Private act 1901
Allardt Fentress County 642 3.8 sq mi (9.8 km2) Mayor-alderman 1964
Altamont Grundy County 1,136 22.0 sq mi (57.1 km2) Private act 1854
Ardmore Giles County 1,082 4.5 sq mi (11.8 km2) Private act 1949
Arlington Shelby County 2,569 20.4 sq mi (52.9 km2) Mayor-alderman 1900
Ashland City Cheatham County 3,641 9.6 sq mi (24.8 km2) Private act 1859
Athens McMinn County 13,220 13.5 sq mi (35.1 km2) Private act 1870
Atoka Tipton County 3,235 6.7 sq mi (17.3 km2) Private act 1838
Atwood Carroll County 1,000 1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2) Mayor-alderman 1941
Auburntown Cannon County 252 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2) Private act 1949
Baileyton Greene County 504 1.4 sq mi (3.7 km2) Private act 1915
Baneberry Jefferson County 366 1.8 sq mi (4.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1986
Bartlett Shelby County 40,543 19.1 sq mi (49.4 km2) Private act 1866
Baxter Putnam County 1,279 1.9 sq mi (4.8 km2) Private act 1915
Bean Station Grainger County 2,5707 4.43 sq mi (11.5 km2) Mayor-alderman 1996
Beersheba Springs Grundy County 553 4.9 sq mi (12.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1955
Bell Buckle Bedford County 391 0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2) Mayor-alderman 1877
Belle Meade Davidson County 2,943 3.1 sq mi (8.1 km2) Uniform manager-commission 193889
Bells Crockett County 2,3137 2.3 sq mi (5.9 km2) Private act 1889
Benton Polk County 1,138 2.3 sq mi (5.9 km2) Private act 1915
Berry Hill Davidson County 674 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1950
Bethel Springs McNairy County 763 2.2 sq mi (5.7 km2) Private act 1870
Big Sandy Benton County 518 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2) Private act 1903
Blaine Grainger County 1,585 8.8 sq mi (22.9 km2) Mayor-alderman 1978
Bluff City Sullivan County 1,559 1.6 sq mi (4.0 km2) Private act 1870
Bolivar Hardeman County 5,802 8.5 sq mi (22.0 km2) Private act 1827
Braden Fayette County 271 3.8 sq mi (9.9 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1969
Bradford Gibson County 1,113 1.8 sq mi (4.6 km2) Private act 1913
Brentwood Williamson County 23,445 34.7 sq mi (89.8 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1969
Brighton Tipton County 1,719 2.7 sq mi (7.1 km2) Private act 1913
Bristol Sullivan County 24,821 29.5 sq mi (76.4 km2) Private act 1856
Brownsville Haywood County 10,748 9.1 sq mi (23.6 km2) Private act 1870
Bruceton Carroll County 1,554 1.9 sq mi (5.0 km2) Private act 1925
Bulls Gap Hawkins County 714 1.3 sq mi (3.2 km2) Mayor-alderman 1955
Burlison Tipton County 453 1.0 sq mi (2.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1965
Burns Dickson County 1,366 2.6 sq mi (6.7 km2) Private act 1953
Byrdstown Pickett County 903 1.5 sq mi (4.0 km2) Private act 1917
Calhoun McMinn County 496 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1961
Camden Benton County 3,828 22.6 sq mi (58.5 km2) Private act 1838
Carthage Smith County 2,251 2.9 sq mi (7.4 km2) Private act 1804
Caryville Campbell County 2,243 5.5 sq mi (14.1 km2) Mayor-alderman 1968
Cedar Hill Robertson County 298 0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1870
Celina Clay County 1,379 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2) Private act 1846
Centertown Warren County 257 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2) Private act 1951
Centerville Hickman County 3,793 10.9 sq mi (28.2 km2) Private act 1853
Chapel Hill Marshall County 943 1.4 sq mi (3.5 km2) Private act 1850
Charleston Bradley County 630 1.0 sq mi (2.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1956
Charlotte Dickson County 1,153 1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2) Private act 1804
Chattanooga Hamilton County 155,554 143.2 sq mi (370.8 km2) Home rule 1839
Church Hill Hawkins County 5,916 9.4 sq mi (24.3 km2) Mayor-alderman 1958
Clarksburg Carroll County 285 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2) Mayor-alderman 1858
Clarksville Montgomery County 103,455 95.5 sq mi (247.4 km2) Private act 1807
Cleveland Bradley County 37,192 24.9 sq mi (64.6 km2) Private act 1842
Clifton Wayne County 2,699 7.0 sq mi (18.0 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1856
Clinton Anderson County 9,409 11.5 sq mi (29.7 km2) Home rule 1801
Coalmont Grundy County 948 6.1 sq mi (15.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1957
Collegedale Hamilton County 6,514 8.3 sq mi (21.6 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1968
Collierville Shelby County 31,872 24.7 sq mi (63.8 km2) Private act 1807
Collinwood Wayne County 1,024 2.8 sq mi (7.2 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1921
Columbia Maury County 33,055 29.6 sq mi (76.7 km2) Private act 1817
Cookeville Putnam County 23,923 22.0 sq mi (21.9 km2) Private act 1903
Coopertown Robertson County 3,027 31.9 sq mi (82.5 km2) Mayor-alderman 1996
Copperhill Polk County 511 1.9 sq mi (5.0 km2) Private act 1913
Cornersville Marshall County 962 1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2) Private act 1849
Cottage Grove Henry County 97 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) Private act 1856
Covington Tipton County 8,463 10.3 sq mi (26.7 km2) Private act 1826
Cowan Franklin County 1,770 2.0 sq mi (5.1 km2) Private act 1921
Crab Orchard Cumberland County 838 11.1 sq mi (28.8 km2) Mayor-alderman 1921
Cross Plains Robertson County 1,381 8.3 sq mi (21.4 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1973
Crossville Cumberland County 8,981 15.1 sq mi (39.1 km2) Private act 1901
Crump Hardin County 1,521 14.1 sq mi (36.5 km2) Mayor-alderman 1988
Cumberland City Stewart County 316 5.3 sq mi (13.7 km2) Mayor-alderman 1903
Cumberland Gap Claiborne County 204 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) Private act 1907
Dandridge Jefferson County 2,078 5.4 sq mi (13.9 km2) Private act 1799
Dayton Rhea County 6,180 6.4 sq mi (16.5 km2) Private act 1903
Decatur Meigs County 1,395 2.6 sq mi (6.6 km2) Private act 1838
Decaturville Decatur County 859 1.7 sq mi (4.4 km2) Private act 1850
Decherd Franklin County 2,246 4.7 sq mi (12.1 km2) Private act 1868
Dickson Dickson County 12,244 16.5 sq mi (42.8 km2) Private act 1873
Dover Stewart County 1,442 3.9 sq mi (10.1 km2) Mayor-alderman 1805
Dowelltown DeKalb County 302 0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2) Private act 1949
Doyle White County 525 1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2) Mayor-alderman 1905
Dresden Weakley County 2,855 5.3 sq mi (13.8 km2) Private act 1827
Ducktown Polk County 427 1.9 sq mi (5.0 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1951
Dunlap Sequatchie County 4,173 8.6 sq mi (22.3 km2) Private act 1901
Dyer Gibson County 2,406 2.3 sq mi (5.9 km2) Private act 1899
Dyersburg Dyer County 17,452 15.1 sq mi (39.2 km2) Private act 1850
Eagleville Rutherford County 464 2.1 sq mi (5.5 km2) Private act 1949
East Ridge Hamilton County 20,640 8.3 sq mi (21.4 km2) Home rule 1921
Eastview McNairy County 618 5.0 sq mi (13.0 km2) Mayor-alderman 1967
Elizabethton Carter County 13,372 9.4 sq mi (24.3 km2) Modified manager-council 1799
Elkton Giles County 510 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2) Private act 1907
Englewood McMinn County 1,590 1.7 sq mi (4.4 km2) Private act 1919
Enville Chester County
McNairy County
230 1.5 sq mi (3.8 km2) Private act 1953
Erin Houston County 1,490 4.10 sq mi (10.62 km2) Private act 1909
Erwin Unicoi County 5,610 3.6 sq mi (9.2 km2) Private act 1903
Estill Springs Franklin County 2,152 5.0 sq mi (12.9 km2) Mayor-alderman 1948
Ethridge Lawrence County 536 1.2 sq mi (3.0 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1907
Etowah McMinn County 3,663 2.8 sq mi (7.2 km2) Home rule 1909
Fairview Williamson County 5,800 14.1 sq mi (36.6 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1959
Farragut Knox County 17,720 16.3 sq mi (42.1 km2) Mayor-alderman 1980
Fayetteville Lincoln County 6,994 7.3 sq mi (19.0 km2) Private act 1819
Finger McNairy County 350 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2) Mayor-alderman 1970
Forest Hills Davidson County 4,710 9.3 sq mi (24.0 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1957
Franklin Williamson County 41,842 30.1 sq mi (78.0 km2) Private act 1799
Friendship Crockett County 608 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2) Private act 1858
Friendsville Blount County 890 3.2 sq mi (8.2 km2) Private act 1953
Gadsden Crockett County 553 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2) Private act 1868
Gainesboro Jackson County 879 1.8 sq mi (4.7 km2) Private act 1905
Gallatin Sumner County 23,230 22.5 sq mi (58.2 km2) Private act 1801
Gallaway Fayette County 666 3.5 sq mi (9.2 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1869
Garland Tipton County 3287 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2) Private act 1913
Gates Lauderdale County 901 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2) Private act 1901
Gatlinburg Sevier County 3,382 10.1 sq mi (26.3 km2) Private act 1945
Germantown Shelby County 37,348 17.6 sq mi (45.6 km2) Private act 1841
Gibson Gibson County 4147 0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2) Private act 1909
Gilt Edge Tipton County 489 3.0 sq mi (7.6 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1967
Gleason Weakley County 1,463 2.3 sq mi (5.9 km2) Private act 1903
Goodlettsville Davidson County
Sumner County
13,780 14.1 sq mi (36.5 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1858
Gordonsville Smith County 1,066 7.0 sq mi (18.0 km2) Private act 1909
Grand Junction Hardeman County
Fayette County
3217 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2) Private act 1901
Graysville Rhea County 1,411 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2) Private act 1917
Greenback Loudon County 954 7.2 sq mi (18.7 km2) Mayor-alderman 1957
Greenbrier Robertson County 4,940 6.6 sq mi (17.2 km2) Private act 1937
Greeneville Greene County 15,198 14.0 sq mi (36.4 km2) Private act 1795
Greenfield Weakley County 2,208 3.6 sq mi (9.4 km2) Private act 1905
Gruetli-Laager Grundy County 1,867 12.5 sq mi (32.2 km2) Mayor-alderman 1980
Guys McNairy County 483 11.7 sq mi (30.4 km2) Mayor-alderman 1986
Halls Lauderdale County 2,311 3.7 sq mi (9.5 km2) Private act 1901
Harriman Roane County 6,744 10.2 sq mi (26.5 km2) Private act 1891
Harrogate Claiborne County 4,0737 4.2 sq mi (10.8 km2) Mayor-alderman 1992
Hartsville Trousdale County 2,395 3.6 sq mi (9.2 km2) Consolidated city-county 1833
Helenwood Scott County 846 2.8 sq mi (7.1 km2) none[C] 1997; disincorporated in 2000
Henderson Chester County 5,670 5.7 sq mi (14.9 km2) Private act 1869
Hendersonville Sumner County 40,620 32.9 sq mi (85.2 km2) Mayor-alderman 1901
Henning Lauderdale County 1,0337 1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2) Private act 1875
Henry Henry County 520 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2) Private act 1907
Hickory Valley Hardeman County 136 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) Private act 1951
Hickory Withe Fayette County 2,574 28.4 sq mi (73.6 km2) none[C]
Hohenwald Lewis County 3,754 4.4 sq mi (11.3 km2) Private act 1911
Hollow Rock Carroll County 963 1.8 sq mi (4.7 km2) Private act 1869
Hornbeak Obion County 435 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) Private act 1923
Hornsby Hardeman County 306 1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2) Private act 1920
Humboldt Gibson County 9,467 9.7 sq mi (25.0 km2) Private act 1866
Huntingdon Carroll County 4,349 11.3 sq mi (29.2 km2) Private act 1849
Huntland Franklin County 916 1.4 sq mi (3.7 km2) Private act 1907
Huntsville Scott County 981 3.3 sq mi (8.6 km2) Mayor-alderman 1856
Iron City Lawrence County
Wayne County
368 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1962
Jacksboro Campbell County 1,887 2.6 sq mi (6.8 km2) Mayor-alderman 1967
Jackson Madison County 59,643 49.5 sq mi (128.2 km2) Private act 1845
Jamestown Fentress County 1,839 2.9 sq mi (7.5 km2) Private act 1920
Jasper Marion County 3,214 9.2 sq mi (23.7 km2) Mayor-alderman 1852
Jefferson City Jefferson County 7,760 5.4 sq mi (13.9 km2) Private act 1901
Jellico Campbell County 2,448 4.4 sq mi (11.5 km2) Private act 1903
Johnson City Washington County
Carter County
Sullivan County
55,469 39.6 sq mi (102.5 km2) Home rule 1869
Jonesborough Washington County 4,168 4.3 sq mi (11.2 km2) Private act 1779
Kenton Gibson County
Obion County
1,306 2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2) Private act 1899
Kimball Marion County 1,312 4.9 sq mi (12.8 km2) Mayor-alderman 1962
Kingsport Sullivan County
Hawkins County
44,905 45.0 sq mi (116.6 km2) Private act 1917
Kingston Roane County 5,264 7.3 sq mi (18.9 km2) Private act 1799
Kingston Springs Cheatham County 2,773 9.8 sq mi (25.3 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1965
Knoxville Knox County 173,890 98.09 sq mi (254.0 km2) Home rule 1791
Lafayette Macon County 3,885 4.4 sq mi (11.3 km2) Private act 1843
La Follette Campbell County 7,926 4.9 sq mi (12.6 km2) Private act 1897
LaGrange Fayette County 136 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2) Private act 1831
Lake City Anderson County
Campbell County
1,888 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2) Private act 1939
Lakeland Shelby County 6,862 18.0 sq mi (46.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1977
Lakesite Hamilton County 1,845 1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1972
Lakewood Davidson County 2,341 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2) none[C] 1959; disincorporated in 201110
La Vergne Rutherford County 18,687 25.1 sq mi (65.0 km2) Mayor-alderman 1972
Lawrenceburg Lawrence County 10,796 12.6 sq mi (32.6 km2) Private act 1825
Lebanon Wilson County 20,1957 29.3 sq mi (75.8 km2) Private act 1801
Lenoir City Loudon County 6,819 6.2 sq mi (16.1 km2) Home rule 1907
Lewisburg Marshall County 10,413 11.7 sq mi (30.3 km2) Private act 1837
Lexington Henderson County 7,393 11.7 sq mi (30.3 km2) Private act 1824
Liberty DeKalb County 367 1.0 sq mi (2.7 km2) Private act 1850
Linden Perry County 1,015 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2) Private act 1850
Livingston Overton County 3,498 5.2 sq mi (13.4 km2) Private act 1907
Lobelville Perry County 915 3.9 sq mi (10.2 km2) Mayor-alderman 1959
Lookout Mountain Hamilton County 2,000 1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2) Private act 1890
Loretto Lawrence County 1,665 3.8 sq mi (9.8 km2) Mayor-alderman 1949
Loudon Loudon County 4,476 9.6 sq mi (25.0 km2) Private act 1850
Louisville Blount County 2,001 13.5 sq mi (34.9 km2) Mayor-alderman 1990
Luttrell Union County 915 3.9 sq mi (10.2 km2) Private act 1925
Lynchburg Moore County 5,740 130.4 sq mi (337.7 km2) Consolidated city-county 1833
Lynnville Giles County 345 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) Private act 1838
Madisonville Monroe County 3,939 5.8 sq mi (15.1 km2) Private act 1866
Manchester Coffee County 8,294 11.0 sq mi (28.6 km2) Private act 1838
Martin Weakley County 10,515 12.4 sq mi (32.2 km2) Private act 1901
Maryville Blount County 23,120 15.9 sq mi (41.2 km2) Private act 1795
Mason Tipton County 1,089 1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2) Private act 1869
Maury City Crockett County 704 1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2) Private act 1911
Maynardville Union County 1,782 5.4 sq mi (14.0 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1870
McEwen Humphreys County 1,702 1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2) Private act 1917
McKenzie Carroll County
Henry County
Weakley County
5,295 5.5 sq mi (14.3 km2) Private act 1868
McLemoresville Carroll County 259 0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2) Private act 1949
McMinnville Warren County 12,749 10.0 sq mi (25.9 km2) Mayor-alderman 1868
Medina Gibson County 969 2.5 sq mi (6.5 km2) Private act 1907
Medon Madison County 191 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2) Private act 1860
Memphis Shelby County 650,100 313.8 sq mi (763.4 km2) Home rule 1826
Michie McNairy County 647 5.5 sq mi (14.4 km2) Mayor-alderman 1961
Middleton Hardeman County 602 1.9 sq mi (4.8 km2) Private act 1901
Midtown Roane County 1,306 4.8 sq mi (12.4 km2) none[C]
Milan Gibson County 7,6627 8.0 sq mi (20.8 km2) Private act 1866
Milledgeville McNairy County
Chester County
Hardin County
287 1.6 sq mi (4.2 km2) Mayor-alderman 1903
Millersville Sumner County
Robertson County
5,308 13.5 sq mi (35.0 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1981
Millington Shelby County 10,433 15.6 sq mi (40.4 km2) Private act 1903
Minor Hill Giles County 437 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2) Mayor-alderman 1969
Mitchellville Sumner County 207 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2) Private act 1909
Monteagle Grundy County
Marion County
1,238 8.2 sq mi (21.4 km2) Mayor-alderman 1962
Monterey Putnam County 2,717 3.0 sq mi (7.7 km2) Private act 1901
Morrison Warren County 684 2.7 sq mi (7.0 km2) Private act 1905
Morristown Hamblen County 24,965 20.9 sq mi (54.1 km2) Private act 1867
Moscow Fayette County 4607 1.2 sq mi (3.2 km2) Private act 1860
Mosheim Greene County 1,749 4.2 sq mi (11.0 km2) Mayor-alderman 1974
Mount Carmel Hawkins County 4,795 6.8 sq mi (17.7 km2) Mayor-alderman 1961
Mount Juliet Wilson County 12,3907 16.6 sq mi (42.9 km2) Home rule 1972
Mount Pleasant Maury County 4,491 11.1 sq mi (28.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1824
Mountain City Johnson County 2,5007 3.3 sq mi (8.6 km2) Private act 1905
Munford Tipton County 4,708 8.1 sq mi (20.9 km2) Private act 1905
Murfreesboro Rutherford County 68,816 39.2 sq mi (101.5 km2) Private act 1903
Nashville Davidson County 569,892 526.1 sq mi (1,362.5 km2) Consolidated city-county 1806
New Hope Marion County 1,043 10.4 sq mi (26.9 km2) Mayor-alderman 1974
New Johnsonville Humphreys County 1,905 7.1 sq mi (18.3 km2) Private act 1949
New Market Jefferson County 1,234 2.6 sq mi (6.7 km2) Mayor-alderman 1911
New Tazewell Claiborne County 2,871 5.3 sq mi (13.7 km2) Mayor-alderman 1887
Newbern Dyer County 2,988 4.8 sq mi (12.4 km2) Private act 1858
Newport Cocke County 7,242 5.4 sq mi (14.0 km2) Private act 1799
Niota McMinn County 781 2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2) Private act 1911
Nolensville Williamson County 3,099 9.5 sq mi (24.6 km2) Mayor-alderman 1838
Normandy Bedford County 141 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2) Private act 1858
Norris Anderson County 1,446 6.9 sq mi (17.8 km2) Private act 1949
Oak Hill Davidson County 4,493 8.0 sq mi (20.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1952
Oak Ridge Anderson County
Roane County
27,387 89.9 sq mi (232.9 km2) Home rule 1962
Oakdale Morgan County 244 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2) Private act 1911
Oakland Fayette County 1,279 3.6 sq mi (9.3 km2) Private act 1919
Obion Obion County 1,134 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2) Private act 1903
Oliver Springs Anderson County
Morgan County
Roane County
3,303 5.1 sq mi (13.3 km2) Private act 1903
Oneida Scott County 3,615 10.3 sq mi (26.7 km2) Private act 1905
Orlinda Robertson County 594 6.7 sq mi (17.3 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1965
Orme Marion County 124 4.2 sq mi (10.8 km2) Private act 1935
Palmer Grundy County 726 5.3 sq mi (13.6 km2) Private act 1925
Paris Henry County 9,763 10.9 sq mi (28.3 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1849
Parker's Crossroads Henderson County 241 1.5 sq mi (3.8 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1981
Parrottsville Cocke County 207 0.4 sq mi (0.9 km2) Private act 1923
Parsons Decatur County 2,452 3.9 sq mi (10.1 km2) Private act 1913
Pegram Cheatham County 2,146 8.0 sq mi (20.7 km2) Mayor-alderman 1972
Petersburg Lincoln County
Marshall County
580 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2) Private act 1837
Philadelphia Loudon County 533 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2) Mayor-alderman 1968
Pigeon Forge Sevier County 5,083 11.6 sq mi (30.0 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1961
Pikeville Bledsoe County 1,781 2.4 sq mi (6.3 km2) Private act 1911
Piperton Fayette County 589 9.8 sq mi (25.4 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1974
Pittman Center Sevier County 477 6.0 sq mi (15.5 km2) Mayor-alderman 1974
Plainview Union County 1,866 6.5 sq mi (16.7 km2) Mayor-alderman 1992
Pleasant Hill Cumberland County 544 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2) Private act 1903
Pleasant View Cheatham County 2,934 12.6 sq mi (32.5 km2) Mayor-alderman 1921
Portland Sumner County 8,458 11.4 sq mi (29.6 km2) Private act 1905
Powell's Crossroads Marion County 1,286 4.4 sq mi (11.3 km2) Mayor-alderman 1976
Pulaski Giles County 7,871 6.6 sq mi (17.0 km2) Private act 1809
Puryear Henry County 667 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2) Private act 1909
Ramer McNairy County 354 1.7 sq mi (4.4 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1958
Red Bank Hamilton County 12,418 6.4 sq mi (16.7 km2) Home rule 1945
Red Boiling Springs Macon County 1,023 1.4 sq mi (3.7 km2) Private act 1953
Ridgely Lake County 1,667 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2) Private act 1909
Ridgeside Hamilton County 389 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2) Private act 1925
Ridgetop Robertson County
Davidson County
1,083 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2) Private act 1935
Ripley Lauderdale County 7,844 12.8 sq mi (33.3 km2) Private act 1838
Rives Obion County 331 0.4 sq mi (0.9 km2) Private act 1905
Rockford Blount County 798 3.1 sq mi (8.0 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1970
Rockwood Roane County 5,774 7.9 sq mi (20.6 km2) Private act 1903
Rogersville Hawkins County 4,240 3.3 sq mi (8.6 km2) Private act 1903
Rossville Fayette County 380 1.8 sq mi (4.6 km2) Private act 1903
Rutherford Gibson County 1,272 2.3 sq mi (5.9 km2) Private act 1799
Rutledge Grainger County 1,187 4.7 sq mi (12.1 km2) Mayor-alderman 1797
St. Joseph Lawrence County 829 3.6 sq mi (9.3 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1870
Saltillo Hardin County 342 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2) Private act 1951
Samburg Obion County 260 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2) Private act 1909
Sardis Henderson County 445 2.4 sq mi (6.1 km2) Private act 1859
Saulsbury Hardeman County 99 0.4 sq mi (0.9 km2) Private act 1849
Savannah Hardin County 6,917 5.7 sq mi (14.8 km2) Private act 1833
Scotts Hill Henderson County
Decatur County
894 2.5 sq mi (6.5 km2) Private act 1917
Selmer McNairy County 4,541 9.8 sq mi (25.4 km2) Private act 1901
Sevierville Sevier County 11,757 20.0 sq mi (51.8 km2) Home rule 1795
Sharon Weakley County 988 1.2 sq mi (3.0 km2) Private act 1901
Shelbyville Bedford County 16,105 15.5 sq mi (40.1 km2) Private act 1819
Signal Mountain Hamilton County 7,429 6.7 sq mi (17.3 km2) Private act 1919
Silerton Hardeman County
Chester County
60 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) Private act 1923
Slayden Dickson County 185 0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2) Private act 1913
Smithville DeKalb County 3,994 5.9 sq mi (15.2 km2) Private act 1843
Smyrna Rutherford County 25,569 23.0 sq mi (59.5 km2) Private act 1869
Sneedville Hancock County 1,3517 2.3 sq mi (5.9 km2) Mayor-alderman 1850
Soddy-Daisy Hamilton County 11,530 23.8 sq mi (61.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1969
Somerville Fayette County 2,5347 11.4 sq mi (29.4 km2) Private act 1854
South Carthage Smith County 1,302 2.7 sq mi (7.0 km2) Mayor-alderman 1963
South Fulton Obion County 2,517 3.1 sq mi (8.0 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1903
South Pittsburg Marion County 3,295 5.9 sq mi (15.3 km2) Private act 1901
Sparta White County 4,599 6.3 sq mi (16.4 km2) Private act 1841
Spencer Van Buren County 1,713 6.8 sq mi (17.7 km2) Private act 1846
Spring City Rhea County 2,025 2.5 sq mi (6.4 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1953
Spring Hill Williamson County
Maury County
7,715 17.7 sq mi (45.9 km2) Mayor-alderman 1837
Springfield Robertson County 14,329 12.2 sq mi (31.6 km2) Private act 1796
Stanton Haywood County 615 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2) Private act 1927
Stantonville McNairy County 312 1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2) Mayor-alderman 1966
Sunbright Morgan County 577 3.8 sq mi (9.8 km2) Mayor-alderman 1990
Surgoinsville Hawkins County 1,484 4.1 sq mi (10.6 km2) Mayor-alderman 1815
Sweetwater Monroe County
McMinn County
5,586 6.9 sq mi (17.9 km2) Home rule 1901
Tazewell Claiborne County 2,165 4.4 sq mi (11.3 km2) Mayor-alderman 1801
Tellico Plains Monroe County 859 1.6 sq mi (4.0 km2) Private act 1911
Tennessee Ridge Houston County
Stewart County
1,334 3.71 sq mi (9.61 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1960
Thompson's Station Williamson County 1,283 14.7 sq mi (38.1 km2) Mayor-alderman 1990
Three Way Madison County 1,375 3.9 sq mi (10.0 km2) Mayor-alderman 1998
Tiptonville Lake County 2,439 1.4 sq mi (3.7 km2) Private act 1907
Toone Hardeman County 330 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2) Private act 1903
Townsend Blount County 244 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2) Private act 1921
Tracy City Grundy County 1,679 4.8 sq mi (12.5 km2) Private act 1915
Trenton Gibson County 4,683 5.6 sq mi (14.4 km2) Private act 1846
Trezevant Carroll County 9167 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2) Private act 1911
Trimble Dyer County
Obion County
728 0.6 sq mi (1.7 km2) Private act 1905
Troy Obion County 1,273 1.4 sq mi (3.7 km2) Private act 1901
Tullahoma Coffee County
Franklin County
17,994 22.3 sq mi (57.8 km2) Private act 1858
Tusculum Greene County 2,004 4.5 sq mi (11.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1959
Unicoi Unicoi County 3,519 16.3 sq mi (42.1 km2) Mayor-alderman 1994
Union City Obion County 10,876 10.7 sq mi (27.6 km2) Modified manager-council 1867
Vanleer Dickson County 310 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) Private act 1913
Viola Warren County 129 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2) Private act 1901
Vonore Monroe County 1,162 11.8 sq mi (30.7 km2) Mayor-alderman 1965
Walden Hamilton County 1,960 3.6 sq mi (9.4 km2) Mayor-alderman 1975
Walnut Grove Sumner County 677 3.3 sq mi (8.7 km2) none[C] 1999; disincorporated in 2001
Wartburg Morgan County 890 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2) Mayor-alderman 1905
Wartrace Bedford County 548 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2) Private act 1858
Watauga Carter County 403 0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1960
Watertown Wilson County 1,3617 1.3 sq mi (3.2 km2) Private act 1905
Waverly Humphreys County 4,028 8.1 sq mi (21.0 km2) Private act 1838
Waynesboro Wayne County 2,228 2.5 sq mi (6.4 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1850
Westmoreland Sumner County 2,093 3.8 sq mi (10.0 km2) Private act 1901
White Bluff Dickson County 2,142 4.0 sq mi (10.3 km2) Private act 1869
White House Sumner County
Robertson County
7,2977 9.0 sq mi (23.2 km2) Mayor-alderman 1921
White Pine Jefferson County 1,997 2.5 sq mi (6.6 km2) Private act 1915
Whiteville Hardeman County 4,5397 2.4 sq mi (6.2 km2) Private act 1901
Whitwell Marion County 1,660 3.3 sq mi (8.6 km2) Home rule 1956
Williston Fayette County 330 1.6 sq mi (4.2 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1970
Winchester Franklin County 7,329 10.7 sq mi (27.6 km2) Private act 1821
Winfield Scott County 911 6.4 sq mi (16.5 km2) Mayor-alderman 1983
Woodbury Cannon County 2,428 1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2) Private act 1838
Woodland Mills Obion County 296 1.1 sq mi (2.7 km2) Mayor-alderman 1968
Yorkville Gibson County 293 1.4 sq mi (3.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1848
  • A^ All but one of Tennessee's county seats are incorporated 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.
  • C^ Was incorporated as of 2000 Census; incorporation was subsequently dissolved.11

Population comparison

Below are the twenty largest municipalities in Tennessee by population (as of 2000):
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References

  1. ^ U.S. Census Bureau, Local Governments and Public School Systems by Type and State: 2007, February 25, 2008
  2. ^ a b "Incorporated Municipalities" in Tennessee Blue Book, 2005-2006 edition, pages 618-625.
  3. ^ a b "Directory of Municipal Officials - Charter". University of Tennessee: Municipal Technical Advisory Service. Retrieved 2007-10-15. 
  4. ^ "Tennessee 2000 Population Summary". Office of Local Government, Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury. Retrieved 2007-10-15. 
  5. ^ "State Tax Sharing, Fairness, and Local Government Finances in Tennessee". 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)." 
  6. ^ a b U.S. Census Bureau, GCT-PH1. Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2000
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Population adjustment by the U.S. Bureau of the Census. State, County, And Municipal Data: Incorporated Municipalities, Tennessee Blue Book, 2007-2008, pages 642-651
  8. ^ Zepp, George (May 2, 2007). "Berry Hill, the tiny city that almost wasn't". The Tennessean. Retrieved 2007-11-24. 
  9. ^ The Tennessee Blue Book lists 1955 as the date of Belle Meade's incorporation; according to MTAS this is the date when Belle Meade adopted the uniform manager-commission charter.
  10. ^ http://www.newschannel5.com/story/14258754//residents-vote-to-surrender-lakewoods-charter
  11. ^ See Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, Tennessee's Growth Policy Act, a Vision for the Future, April 2000, pages 21-23, and State of Tennessee Office of the Attorney General Opinion No. 04-058: Amendment to Municipal Incorporation Statute, April 6, 2004, pages 3-6. For Midtown, also see Court of Appeals of Tennessee, No. E2004-01007-COA-R3-CV, filed December 16, 2004. For Walnut Grove, also see Court of Appeals of Tennessee, No. M2000-02430-COA-R3-CV, filed April 30, 2001. For Helenwood, also see Court of Appeals of Tennessee, No. E1999-01571-COA-R3-CV, filed October 4, 1999.

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