Norris is located on the Northwestern edge of Anderson County bordered by the Clinch River, the beautiful Norris Lake and Norris State Park. Between the lake and the river stands the heartbeat of Norris -- the world famous Norris Dam. The town of Norris was built as a model planned community by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in 1933 to house workers building Norris Dam.
In 1975 the town, including 340 buildings and an area of about 4,000 acres, was added to the National Register of Historic Places as an historic district, designated the Norris District.
The City of Norris is located approximately 21 miles northeast of Knoxville.
The City of Norris has all the necessary ingredients for comfortable living: a good city government and city services; tree lined streets and sidewalks; a public library; the town center with its grocery, post office, service station, and restaurant; outstanding schools; churches for many faiths; civic clubs; and nearby dental and medical services. The 2,400 acre Norris Municipal Watershed 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. (Source: City of Norris)
Norris, TN - East Tennessee's Pride
Population: 1,491 (2011)
Anderson County is situated close to Knoxville and is the location for
Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Anderson County was formed in 1801 from parts of Knox and Grainger counties. It was named for Joseph Anderson who was judge of the Superior Court of the Territory South of the River Ohio, a U.S. senator from Tennessee, and Comptroller of the U.S. Treasury. During World War II, the federal government initiated the Manhattan Project, and founded Oak Ridge.
The county seat is Clinton.
Newspapers (print and digital): The Oak Ridger, The Oak Ridge Observer, Inside Anderson County
Anderson County Population: 75,233 (2011)
Government: Anderson County Tennessee
Business: Anderson County Chamber of Commerce
Genealogy: Anderson County Genealogy | Anderson County History and Information
News: Inside Anderson County | The Norris Bulletin
There are over 115 churches in Anderson County and a major medical center.
Norris Dam and Norris Dam State Park are located in Anderson County. Completed in 1936, Norris Lake covers 36,000 acres. Picnic tables and walking trails are available.