Fort Loudoun Marina
Watts Bar Reservoir
Lenoir City is located in Loudon County on the Tennessee River on the eastern side of Knoxville. TVA's Fort Loudon Dam is located nearby.
The main attractions in the city include Fort Loudon Dam and Watts Bar Dam.
Fort Loudoun Dam is 122 feet high and stretches 4,190 feet across the Tennessee River.
Fort Loudoun Reservoir has 379 miles of shoreline and 14,600 acres of water surface. It has a flood-storage capacity of 111,000 acre-feet. There are many parks and recreational facilities offered by Fort Loudon Reservoir.
Watts Bar Dam is one of nine TVA dams on the Tennessee River. The reservoir is popular for boating, fishing, swimming, camping, and other outdoor activities. A scenic overlook near the dam provides visitors with a panoramic view of the reservoir and surrounding countryside. There are many parks and recreational facilities offered by Fort Loudon Reservoir.
Before TVA created Watts Bar and other reservoirs above Chattanooga, the city had one of the most serious flooding problems in the nation. Now the river that often threatened the city contributes to its economy as a major artery for barge traffic.
Population: 8,682 (2011)
Loudon County is situated close to Knoxville and provides a multitude of outdoor recreation opportunities.
Loudon County was settled in 1810 and named after William Lenoir and his son William Ballard Lenoir. Native Americans were living in the Lenoir City area for thousands of years before the arrival of the first European settlers.
The county seat is Lenoir City.
Newspapers: (print / digital) News-Herald
Loudon County Population: 49,237 (2011)
Government: Loudon County, Tennessee
Business: Loudon County Chamber of Commerce
Genealogy: Loudon County Genealogy | Loudon County History
Loudon County History 2 | Loudon County, Tennessee, Genealogy & History
There are over 80 churches in Loudon County and a major medical center.