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. Incorporated 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, resided in incorporated municipalities. The remainder resided in unincorporated areas.[1]

Municipal charters[edit]

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.

List of incorporated cities and towns[edit]

      County seat[A]
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Place Name County(ies)[B] Population
(2010 Census)[5]
Area
(as of 2010)[5]
Form of municipal charter[2] Incorporation
date
[6]
Adams Robertson County 633 70002680000000000002.68 sq mi (6.9 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1963
Adamsville McNairy County
Hardin County
2,207 70006910000000000006.91 sq mi (17.9 km2) Private act 1869
Alamo Crockett County 2,461 70002200000000000002.2 sq mi (5.7 km2) Private act 1911
Alcoa Blount County 8,449 700115660000000000015.66 sq mi (40.6 km2) Private act 1919
Alexandria DeKalb County 966 70002020000000000002.02 sq mi (5.2 km2) Private act 1848
Algood Putnam County 3,495 70004030000000000004.03 sq mi (10.4 km2) Private act 1901
Allardt Fentress County 634 70003900000000000003.9 sq mi (10 km2) Mayor-alderman 1964
Altamont Grundy County 1,045 700120160000000000020.16 sq mi (52.2 km2) Private act 1854
Ardmore Giles County 1,213 70004590000000000004.59 sq mi (11.9 km2) Private act 1949
Arlington Shelby County 11,517 700123070000000000023.07 sq mi (59.8 km2) Mayor-alderman 1900
Ashland City Cheatham County 4,541 700110850000000000010.85 sq mi (28.1 km2) Private act 1859
Athens McMinn County 13,458 700113980000000000013.98 sq mi (36.2 km2) Private act 1870
Atoka Tipton County 8,387 700112360000000000012.36 sq mi (32.0 km2) Private act 1838
Atwood Carroll County 938 70001850000000000001.85 sq mi (4.8 km2) Mayor-alderman 1941
Auburntown Cannon County 269 69995700000000000000.57 sq mi (1.5 km2) Private act 1949
Baileyton Greene County 431 70001680000000000001.68 sq mi (4.4 km2) Private act 1915
Baneberry Jefferson County 482 70001820000000000001.82 sq mi (4.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1986
Bartlett Shelby County 54,613 700126670000000000026.67 sq mi (69.1 km2) Private act 1866
Baxter Putnam County 1,365 70003030000000000003.03 sq mi (7.8 km2) Private act 1915
Bean Station Grainger County 2,826 70005389999999999995.39 sq mi (14.0 km2) Mayor-alderman 1996
Beersheba Springs Grundy County 477 70004910000000000004.91 sq mi (12.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1955
Bell Buckle Bedford County 500 69996000000000000000.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) Mayor-alderman 1877
Belle Meade Davidson County 2,912 70003080000000000003.08 sq mi (8.0 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1938[7][8]
Bells Crockett County 2,437 70002330000000000002.33 sq mi (6.0 km2) Private act 1889
Benton Polk County 1,385 70003210000000000003.21 sq mi (8.3 km2) Private act 1915
Berry Hill Davidson County 537 69999100000000000000.91 sq mi (2.4 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1950
Bethel Springs McNairy County 718 70002160000000000002.16 sq mi (5.6 km2) Private act 1870
Big Sandy Benton County 557 69997100000000000000.71 sq mi (1.8 km2) Private act 1903
Blaine Grainger County 1,856 70009390000000000009.39 sq mi (24.3 km2) Mayor-alderman 1978
Bluff City Sullivan County 1,733 70001600000000000001.6 sq mi (4.1 km2) Private act 1870
Bolivar Hardeman County 5,417 70008420000000000008.42 sq mi (21.8 km2) Private act 1827
Braden Fayette County 282 70003830000000000003.83 sq mi (9.9 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1969
Bradford Gibson County 1,048 70001730000000000001.73 sq mi (4.5 km2) Private act 1913
Brentwood Williamson County 37,060 700141229999999999941.23 sq mi (106.8 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1969
Brighton Tipton County 2,735 70002790000000000002.79 sq mi (7.2 km2) Private act 1913
Bristol Sullivan County 26,702 700132440000000000032.44 sq mi (84.0 km2) Private act 1856
Brownsville Haywood County 10,292 700110200000000000010.2 sq mi (26 km2) Private act 1870
Bruceton Carroll County 1,478 70001890000000000001.89 sq mi (4.9 km2) Private act 1925
Bulls Gap Hawkins County 738 70001290000000000001.29 sq mi (3.3 km2) Mayor-alderman 1955
Burlison Tipton County 425 70001080000000000001.08 sq mi (2.8 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1965
Burns Dickson County 1,468 70003740000000000003.74 sq mi (9.7 km2) Private act 1953
Byrdstown Pickett County 803 70001530000000000001.53 sq mi (4.0 km2) Private act 1917
Calhoun McMinn County 490 70001149999999999991.15 sq mi (3.0 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1961
Camden Benton County 3,582 70005670000000000005.67 sq mi (14.7 km2) Private act 1838
Carthage Smith County 2,306 70002860000000000002.86 sq mi (7.4 km2) Private act 1804
Caryville Campbell County 2,297 70005400000000000005.4 sq mi (14 km2) Mayor-alderman 1968
Cedar Hill Robertson County 314 69996900000000000000.69 sq mi (1.8 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1870
Celina Clay County 1,495 70001700000000000001.7 sq mi (4.4 km2) Private act 1846
Centertown Warren County 243 69999400000000000000.94 sq mi (2.4 km2) Private act 1951
Centerville Hickman County 3,644 700111310000000000011.31 sq mi (29.3 km2) Private act 1853
Chapel Hill Marshall County 1,445 70003240000000000003.24 sq mi (8.4 km2) Private act 1850
Charleston Bradley County 651 70001060000000000001.06 sq mi (2.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1956
Charlotte Dickson County 1,235 70001740000000000001.74 sq mi (4.5 km2) Private act 1804
Chattanooga Hamilton County 167,674 7002144550000000000144.55 sq mi (374.4 km2) Home rule 1839
Church Hill Hawkins County 6,737 70009810000000000009.81 sq mi (25.4 km2) Mayor-alderman 1958
Clarksburg Carroll County 393 70002020000000000002.02 sq mi (5.2 km2) Mayor-alderman 1858
Clarksville Montgomery County 132,929 700198280000000000098.28 sq mi (254.5 km2) Private act 1807
Cleveland Bradley County 41,285 700126900000000000026.9 sq mi (70 km2) Private act 1842
Clifton Wayne County 2,694 70006930000000000006.93 sq mi (17.9 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1856
Clinton Anderson County 9,841 700112020000000000012.02 sq mi (31.1 km2) Home rule 1801
Coalmont Grundy County 841 70006080000000000006.08 sq mi (15.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1957
Collegedale Hamilton County 8,282 70009900000000000009.9 sq mi (26 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1968
Collierville Shelby County 43,965 700129410000000000029.41 sq mi (76.2 km2) Private act 1807
Collinwood Wayne County 982 70002820000000000002.82 sq mi (7.3 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1921
Columbia Maury County 34,681 700131560000000000031.56 sq mi (81.7 km2) Private act 1817
Cookeville Putnam County 30,435 700132850000000000032.85 sq mi (85.1 km2) Private act 1903
Coopertown Robertson County 4,278 700131490000000000031.49 sq mi (81.6 km2) Mayor-alderman 1996
Copperhill Polk County 354 70001910000000000001.91 sq mi (4.9 km2) Private act 1913
Cornersville Marshall County 1,194 70006260000000000006.26 sq mi (16.2 km2) Private act 1849
Cottage Grove Henry County 88 69991900000000000000.19 sq mi (0.49 km2) Private act 1856
Covington Tipton County 9,038 700111440000000000011.44 sq mi (29.6 km2) Private act 1826
Cowan Franklin County 1,737 70002069999999999992.07 sq mi (5.4 km2) Private act 1921
Crab Orchard Cumberland County 752 700111110000000000011.11 sq mi (28.8 km2) Mayor-alderman 1921
Cross Plains Robertson County 1,714 70008490000000000008.49 sq mi (22.0 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1973
Crossville Cumberland County 10,795 700120360000000000020.36 sq mi (52.7 km2) Private act 1901
Crump Hardin County 1,428 700113360000000000013.36 sq mi (34.6 km2) Mayor-alderman 1988
Cumberland City Stewart County 311 70005309999999999995.31 sq mi (13.8 km2) Mayor-alderman 1903
Cumberland Gap Claiborne County 494 69993300000000000000.33 sq mi (0.85 km2) Private act 1907
Dandridge Jefferson County 2,812 70006420000000000006.42 sq mi (16.6 km2) Private act 1799
Dayton Rhea County 7,191 70007880000000000007.88 sq mi (20.4 km2) Private act 1903
Decatur Meigs County 1,598 70003000000000000003 sq mi (7.8 km2) Private act 1838
Decaturville Decatur County 867 70001660000000000001.66 sq mi (4.3 km2) Private act 1850
Decherd Franklin County 2,361 70004750000000000004.75 sq mi (12.3 km2) Private act 1868
Dickson Dickson County 14,538 700120030000000000020.03 sq mi (51.9 km2) Private act 1873
Dover Stewart County 1,417 70003880000000000003.88 sq mi (10.0 km2) Mayor-alderman 1805
Dowelltown DeKalb County 355 69997900000000000000.79 sq mi (2.0 km2) Private act 1949
Doyle White County 537 70001310000000000001.31 sq mi (3.4 km2) Mayor-alderman 1905
Dresden Weakley County 3,005 70005570000000000005.57 sq mi (14.4 km2) Private act 1827
Ducktown Polk County 475 70002630000000000002.63 sq mi (6.8 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1951
Dunlap Sequatchie County 4,815 700110740000000000010.74 sq mi (27.8 km2) Private act 1901
Dyer Gibson County 2,341 70002279999999999992.28 sq mi (5.9 km2) Private act 1899
Dyersburg Dyer County 17,145 700117470000000000017.47 sq mi (45.2 km2) Private act 1850
Eagleville Rutherford County 604 70002310000000000002.31 sq mi (6.0 km2) Private act 1949
East Ridge Hamilton County 20,979 70008279999999999998.28 sq mi (21.4 km2) Home rule 1921
Eastview McNairy County 705 70004889999999999994.89 sq mi (12.7 km2) Mayor-alderman 1967
Elizabethton Carter County 14,176 70009900000000000009.9 sq mi (26 km2) Modified manager-council 1799
Elkton Giles County 578 70002160000000000002.16 sq mi (5.6 km2) Private act 1907
Englewood McMinn County 1,532 70001820000000000001.82 sq mi (4.7 km2) Private act 1919
Enville Chester County
McNairy County
189 70001450000000000001.45 sq mi (3.8 km2) Private act 1953
Erin Houston County 1,324 70004090000000000004.09 sq mi (10.6 km2) Private act 1909
Erwin Unicoi County 6,097 70004040000000000004.04 sq mi (10.5 km2) Private act 1903
Estill Springs Franklin County 2,055 70004680000000000004.68 sq mi (12.1 km2) Mayor-alderman 1948
Ethridge Lawrence County 465 70001170000000000001.17 sq mi (3.0 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1907
Etowah McMinn County 3,490 70002920000000000002.92 sq mi (7.6 km2) Home rule 1909
Fairview Williamson County 7,720 700116920000000000016.92 sq mi (43.8 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1959
Farragut Knox County 20,676 700116200000000000016.2 sq mi (42 km2) Mayor-alderman 1980
Fayetteville Lincoln County 6,827 700110960000000000010.96 sq mi (28.4 km2) Private act 1819
Finger McNairy County 298 70001530000000000001.53 sq mi (4.0 km2) Mayor-alderman 1970
Forest Hills Davidson County 4,812 70009220000000000009.22 sq mi (23.9 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1957
Franklin Williamson County 62,487 700141450000000000041.45 sq mi (107.4 km2) Private act 1799
Friendship Crockett County 668 70001300000000000001.3 sq mi (3.4 km2) Private act 1858
Friendsville Blount County 913 70003010000000000003.01 sq mi (7.8 km2) Private act 1953
Gadsden Crockett County 470 70001090000000000001.09 sq mi (2.8 km2) Private act 1868
Gainesboro Jackson County 962 1.78 sq mi (4.7 km2) Private act 1905
Gallatin Sumner County 30,278 700131750000000000031.75 sq mi (82.2 km2) Private act 1801
Gallaway Fayette County 680 70006130000000000006.13 sq mi (15.9 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1869
Garland Tipton County 310 69995800000000000000.58 sq mi (1.5 km2) Private act 1913
Gates Lauderdale County 647 69997000000000000000.70 sq mi (1.8 km2) Private act 1901
Gatlinburg Sevier County 3,944 700110350000000000010.35 sq mi (26.8 km2) Private act 1945
Germantown Shelby County 38,844 700120000000000000020 sq mi (52 km2) Private act 1841
Gibson Gibson County 396 69996100000000000000.61 sq mi (1.6 km2) Private act 1909
Gilt Edge Tipton County 477 70002759999999999992.76 sq mi (7.1 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1967
Gleason Weakley County 1,445 70002279999999999992.28 sq mi (5.9 km2) Private act 1903
Goodlettsville Davidson County
Sumner County
15,921 700114320000000000014.32 sq mi (37.1 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1858
Gordonsville Smith County 1,213 70007110000000000007.11 sq mi (18.4 km2) Private act 1909
Grand Junction Hardeman County
Fayette County
325 70001180000000000001.18 sq mi (3.1 km2) Private act 1901
Graysville Rhea County 1,502 70001170000000000001.17 sq mi (3.0 km2) Private act 1917
Greenback Loudon County 1,064 70008090000000000008.09 sq mi (21.0 km2) Mayor-alderman 1957
Greenbrier Robertson County 6,433 70007000000000000007 sq mi (18 km2) Private act 1937
Greeneville Greene County 15,062 700117010000000000017.01 sq mi (44.1 km2) Private act 1795
Greenfield Weakley County 2,182 70003700000000000003.7 sq mi (9.6 km2) Private act 1905
Gruetli-Laager Grundy County 1,813 700112560000000000012.56 sq mi (32.5 km2) Mayor-alderman 1980
Guys McNairy County 466 700111720000000000011.72 sq mi (30.4 km2) Mayor-alderman 1986
Halls Lauderdale County 2,255 70003670000000000003.67 sq mi (9.5 km2) Private act 1901
Harriman Roane County 6,350 700110570000000000010.57 sq mi (27.4 km2) Private act 1891
Harrogate Claiborne County 4,389 70007630000000000007.63 sq mi (19.8 km2) Mayor-alderman 1992
Hartsville Trousdale County 7,870 7002116640000000000116.64 sq mi (302.1 km2) Consolidated city-county 1833
Henderson Chester County 6,309 70007860000000000007.86 sq mi (20.4 km2) Private act 1869
Hendersonville Sumner County 51,372 700136930000000000036.93 sq mi (95.6 km2) Mayor-alderman 1901
Henning Lauderdale County 945 70002390000000000002.39 sq mi (6.2 km2) Private act 1875
Henry Henry County 464 70001450000000000001.45 sq mi (3.8 km2) Private act 1907
Hickory Valley Hardeman County 99 69993300000000000000.33 sq mi (0.85 km2) Private act 1951
Hohenwald Lewis County 3,757 70005349999999999995.35 sq mi (13.9 km2) Private act 1911
Hollow Rock Carroll County 718 70001790000000000001.79 sq mi (4.6 km2) Private act 1869
Hornbeak Obion County 424 69997000000000000000.7 sq mi (1.8 km2) Private act 1923
Hornsby Hardeman County 303 70001180000000000001.18 sq mi (3.1 km2) Private act 1920
Humboldt Gibson County 8,452 70009710000000000009.71 sq mi (25.1 km2) Private act 1866
Huntingdon Carroll County 3,985 700111940000000000011.94 sq mi (30.9 km2) Private act 1849
Huntland Franklin County 872 70001450000000000001.45 sq mi (3.8 km2) Private act 1907
Huntsville Scott County 1,248 70003930000000000003.93 sq mi (10.2 km2) Mayor-alderman 1856
Iron City Lawrence County
Wayne County
328 69999300000000000000.93 sq mi (2.4 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1962
Jacksboro Campbell County 2,020 70002540000000000002.54 sq mi (6.6 km2) Mayor-alderman 1967
Jackson Madison County 65,211 700153729999999999953.73 sq mi (139.2 km2) Private act 1845
Jamestown Fentress County 1,959 70002900000000000002.9 sq mi (7.5 km2) Private act 1920
Jasper Marion County 3,279 70009470000000000009.47 sq mi (24.5 km2) Mayor-alderman 1852
Jefferson City Jefferson County 8,047 70006430000000000006.43 sq mi (16.7 km2) Private act 1901
Jellico Campbell County 2,355 70006380000000000006.38 sq mi (16.5 km2) Private act 1903
Johnson City Washington County
Carter County
Sullivan County
63,152 700143270000000000043.27 sq mi (112.1 km2) Home rule 1869
Jonesborough Washington County 5,051 70005139999999999995.14 sq mi (13.3 km2) Private act 1779
Kenton Gibson County
Obion County
1,281 70002009999999999992.01 sq mi (5.2 km2) Private act 1899
Kimball Marion County 1,395 70004870000000000004.87 sq mi (12.6 km2) Mayor-alderman 1962
Kingsport Sullivan County
Hawkins County
48,205 700150750000000000050.75 sq mi (131.4 km2) Private act 1917
Kingston Roane County 5,934 70007850000000000007.85 sq mi (20.3 km2) Private act 1799
Kingston Springs Cheatham County 2,756 70009920000000000009.92 sq mi (25.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1965
Knoxville Knox County 178,874 7002104170000000000104.17 sq mi (269.8 km2) Home rule 1791
Lafayette Macon County 4,474 70004760000000000004.76 sq mi (12.3 km2) Private act 1843
La Follette Campbell County 7,456 70004910000000000004.91 sq mi (12.7 km2) Private act 1897
LaGrange Fayette County 133 70001810000000000001.81 sq mi (4.7 km2) Private act 1831
Lakeland Shelby County 12,430 700123890000000000023.89 sq mi (61.9 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1977
Lakesite Hamilton County 1,826 70001680000000000001.68 sq mi (4.4 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1972
La Vergne Rutherford County 32,588 700125220000000000025.22 sq mi (65.3 km2) Mayor-alderman 1972
Lawrenceburg Lawrence County 10,428 700112670000000000012.67 sq mi (32.8 km2) Private act 1825
Lebanon Wilson County 26,190 700138640000000000038.64 sq mi (100.1 km2) Private act 1801
Lenoir City Loudon County 8,642 70008510000000000008.51 sq mi (22.0 km2) Home rule 1907
Lewisburg Marshall County 11,100 700113360000000000013.36 sq mi (34.6 km2) Private act 1837
Lexington Henderson County 7,652 700112420000000000012.42 sq mi (32.2 km2) Private act 1824
Liberty DeKalb County 310 70001120000000000001.12 sq mi (2.9 km2) Private act 1850
Linden Perry County 908 70001010000000000001.01 sq mi (2.6 km2) Private act 1850
Livingston Overton County 4,058 70006470000000000006.47 sq mi (16.8 km2) Private act 1907
Lobelville Perry County 897 70003920000000000003.92 sq mi (10.2 km2) Mayor-alderman 1959
Lookout Mountain Hamilton County 1,832 70001260000000000001.26 sq mi (3.3 km2) Private act 1890
Loretto Lawrence County 1,714 70003940000000000003.94 sq mi (10.2 km2) Mayor-alderman 1949
Loudon Loudon County 5,381 700114230000000000014.23 sq mi (36.9 km2) Private act 1850
Louisville Blount County 2,439 700113510000000000013.51 sq mi (35.0 km2) Mayor-alderman 1990
Luttrell Union County 1,074 70003920000000000003.92 sq mi (10.2 km2) Private act 1925
Lynchburg Moore County 6,362 7002130419999999999130.42 sq mi (337.8 km2) Consolidated city-county 1833
Lynnville Giles County 287 69993300000000000000.33 sq mi (0.85 km2) Private act 1838
Madisonville Monroe County 4,577 70006210000000000006.21 sq mi (16.1 km2) Private act 1866
Manchester Coffee County 10,102 700114180000000000014.18 sq mi (36.7 km2) Private act 1838
Martin Weakley County 4,635 700112710000000000012.71 sq mi (32.9 km2) Private act 1901
Maryville Blount County 27,465 700116800000000000016.8 sq mi (44 km2) Private act 1795
Mason Tipton County 1,609 70002090000000000002.09 sq mi (5.4 km2) Private act 1869
Maury City Crockett County 674 70001129999999999991.13 sq mi (2.9 km2) Private act 1911
Maynardville Union County 2,413 70005460000000000005.46 sq mi (14.1 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1870
McEwen Humphreys County 1,750 70001870000000000001.87 sq mi (4.8 km2) Private act 1917
McKenzie Carroll County
Henry County
Weakley County
5,310 70006260000000000006.26 sq mi (16.2 km2) Private act 1868
McLemoresville Carroll County 352 70002580000000000002.58 sq mi (6.7 km2) Private act 1949
McMinnville Warren County 13,605 700111070000000000011.07 sq mi (28.7 km2) Mayor-alderman 1868
Medina Gibson County 3,479 70003170000000000003.17 sq mi (8.2 km2) Private act 1907
Medon Madison County 178 69999800000000000000.98 sq mi (2.5 km2) Private act 1860
Memphis Shelby County 646,889 7002324000000000000324 sq mi (840 km2) Home rule 1826
Michie McNairy County 591 70005620000000000005.62 sq mi (14.6 km2) Mayor-alderman 1961
Middleton Hardeman County 706 70001920000000000001.92 sq mi (5.0 km2) Private act 1901
Milan Gibson County 7,851 70008910000000000008.91 sq mi (23.1 km2) Private act 1866
Milledgeville McNairy County
Chester County
Hardin County
265 70001610000000000001.61 sq mi (4.2 km2) Mayor-alderman 1903
Millersville Sumner County
Robertson County
6,440 700113710000000000013.71 sq mi (35.5 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1981
Millington Shelby County 10,176 700131750000000000031.75 sq mi (82.2 km2) Private act 1903
Minor Hill Giles County 537 70001720000000000001.72 sq mi (4.5 km2) Mayor-alderman 1969
Mitchellville Sumner County 189 69995200000000000000.52 sq mi (1.3 km2) Private act 1909
Monteagle Grundy County
Marion County
1,192 70008590000000000008.59 sq mi (22.2 km2) Mayor-alderman 1962
Monterey Putnam County 2,850 70003060000000000003.06 sq mi (7.9 km2) Private act 1901
Morrison Warren County 694 70002730000000000002.73 sq mi (7.1 km2) Private act 1905
Morristown Hamblen County 29,137 700127950000000000027.95 sq mi (72.4 km2) Private act 1867
Moscow Fayette County 556 70001250000000000001.25 sq mi (3.2 km2) Private act 1860
Mosheim Greene County 2,362 70006130000000000006.13 sq mi (15.9 km2) Mayor-alderman 1974
Mount Carmel Hawkins County 5,429 70006940000000000006.94 sq mi (18.0 km2) Mayor-alderman 1961
Mount Juliet Wilson County 23,671 700119790000000000019.79 sq mi (51.3 km2) Home rule 1972
Mount Pleasant Maury County 4,561 700112320000000000012.32 sq mi (31.9 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1824
Mountain City Johnson County 2,531 70003310000000000003.31 sq mi (8.6 km2) Private act 1905
Munford Tipton County 5,927 70008560000000000008.56 sq mi (22.2 km2) Private act 1905
Murfreesboro Rutherford County 108,755 700155490000000000055.49 sq mi (143.7 km2) Private act 1903
Nashville Davidson County 626,681 7002525940000000000525.94 sq mi (1,362.2 km2) Consolidated city-county 1806
New Hope Marion County 1,082 700110400000000000010.4 sq mi (27 km2) Mayor-alderman 1974
New Johnsonville Humphreys County 1,951 70007080000000000007.08 sq mi (18.3 km2) Private act 1949
New Market Jefferson County 1,334 70004120000000000004.12 sq mi (10.7 km2) Mayor-alderman 1911
New Tazewell Claiborne County 3,037 70005130000000000005.13 sq mi (13.3 km2) Mayor-alderman 1887
Newbern Dyer County 3,313 70004880000000000004.88 sq mi (12.6 km2) Private act 1858
Newport Cocke County 6,945 70005530000000000005.53 sq mi (14.3 km2) Private act 1799
Niota McMinn County 719 70002190000000000002.19 sq mi (5.7 km2) Private act 1911
Nolensville Williamson County 5,861 70007440000000000007.44 sq mi (19.3 km2) Mayor-alderman 1838
Normandy Bedford County 141 69992300000000000000.23 sq mi (0.60 km2) Private act 1858
Norris Anderson County 1,491 70007190000000000007.19 sq mi (18.6 km2) Private act 1949
Oak Hill Davidson County 4,529 70007960000000000007.96 sq mi (20.6 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1952
Oak Ridge Anderson County
Roane County
29,330 700189980000000000089.98 sq mi (233.0 km2) Home rule 1962
Oakdale Morgan County 212 69998500000000000000.85 sq mi (2.2 km2) Private act 1911
Oakland Fayette County 6,623 700110289999999999910.29 sq mi (26.7 km2) Private act 1919
Obion Obion County 1,119 70001510000000000001.51 sq mi (3.9 km2) Private act 1903
Oliver Springs Anderson County
Morgan County
Roane County
3,231 70005559999999999995.56 sq mi (14.4 km2) Private act 1903
Oneida Scott County 3,752 70009490000000000009.49 sq mi (24.6 km2) Private act 1905
Orlinda Robertson County 859 70006700000000000006.7 sq mi (17 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1965
Orme Marion County 126 70004139999999999994.14 sq mi (10.7 km2) Private act 1935
Palmer Grundy County 672 70004940000000000004.94 sq mi (12.8 km2) Private act 1925
Paris Henry County 10,156 700113030000000000013.03 sq mi (33.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1849
Parker's Crossroads Henderson County 330 70003730000000000003.73 sq mi (9.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1981
Parrottsville Cocke County 263 69997400000000000000.74 sq mi (1.9 km2) Private act 1923
Parsons Decatur County 2,373 70004139999999999994.14 sq mi (10.7 km2) Private act 1913
Pegram Cheatham County 2,093 70007720000000000007.72 sq mi (20.0 km2) Mayor-alderman 1972
Petersburg Lincoln County
Marshall County
544 69999400000000000000.94 sq mi (2.4 km2) Private act 1837
Philadelphia Loudon County 656 70001600000000000001.6 sq mi (4.1 km2) Mayor-alderman 1968
Pigeon Forge Sevier County 5,875 700113210000000000013.21 sq mi (34.2 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1961
Pikeville Bledsoe County 1,608 70002440000000000002.44 sq mi (6.3 km2) Private act 1911
Piperton Fayette County 1,445 700127300000000000027.3 sq mi (71 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1974
Pittman Center Sevier County 502 70006070000000000006.07 sq mi (15.7 km2) Mayor-alderman 1974
Plainview Union County 2,125 70006500000000000006.5 sq mi (17 km2) Mayor-alderman 1992
Pleasant Hill Cumberland County 563 70001560000000000001.56 sq mi (4.0 km2) Private act 1903
Pleasant View Cheatham County 4,149 700112520000000000012.52 sq mi (32.4 km2) Mayor-alderman 1921
Portland Sumner County 11,480 700114280000000000014.28 sq mi (37.0 km2) Private act 1905
Powell's Crossroads Marion County 1,322 70005040000000000005.04 sq mi (13.1 km2) Mayor-alderman 1976
Pulaski Giles County 7,870 70007220000000000007.22 sq mi (18.7 km2) Private act 1809
Puryear Henry County 671 69999200000000000000.92 sq mi (2.4 km2) Private act 1909
Ramer McNairy County 319 70001710000000000001.71 sq mi (4.4 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1958
Red Bank Hamilton County 11,651 70006520000000000006.52 sq mi (16.9 km2) Home rule 1945
Red Boiling Springs Macon County 1,112 70001750000000000001.75 sq mi (4.5 km2) Private act 1953
Ridgely Lake County 1,795 70001710000000000001.71 sq mi (4.4 km2) Private act 1909
Ridgeside Hamilton County 390 69991700000000000000.17 sq mi (0.44 km2) Private act 1925
Ridgetop Robertson County
Davidson County
1,874 70002910000000000002.91 sq mi (7.5 km2) Private act 1935
Ripley Lauderdale County 8,445 700112850000000000012.85 sq mi (33.3 km2) Private act 1838
Rives Obion County 326 69993500000000000000.35 sq mi (0.91 km2) Private act 1905
Rockford Blount County 856 70003210000000000003.21 sq mi (8.3 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1970
Rockwood Roane County 5,562 70008070000000000008.07 sq mi (20.9 km2) Private act 1903
Rocky Top[9] Anderson County
Campbell County
1,781 70001590000000000001.59 sq mi (4.1 km2) Private act 1939
Rogersville Hawkins County 4,420 70003400000000000003.4 sq mi (8.8 km2) Private act 1903
Rossville Fayette County 664 70005059999999999995.06 sq mi (13.1 km2) Private act 1903
Rutherford Gibson County 1,151 70002299999999999992.3 sq mi (6.0 km2) Private act 1799
Rutledge Grainger County 1,122 70004690000000000004.69 sq mi (12.1 km2) Mayor-alderman 1797
St. Joseph Lawrence County 782 70003520000000000003.52 sq mi (9.1 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1870
Saltillo Hardin County 303 69999200000000000000.92 sq mi (2.4 km2) Private act 1951
Samburg Obion County 217 69998200000000000000.82 sq mi (2.1 km2) Private act 1909
Sardis Henderson County 381 70002400000000000002.4 sq mi (6.2 km2) Private act 1859
Saulsbury Hardeman County 81 69993600000000000000.36 sq mi (0.93 km2) Private act 1849
Savannah Hardin County 6,982 70006520000000000006.52 sq mi (16.9 km2) Private act 1833
Scotts Hill Henderson County
Decatur County
984 70003770000000000003.77 sq mi (9.8 km2) Private act 1917
Selmer McNairy County 4,396 70009789999999999999.79 sq mi (25.4 km2) Private act 1901
Sevierville Sevier County 14,807 700124239999999999924.24 sq mi (62.8 km2) Home rule 1795
Sharon Weakley County 944 70001129999999999991.13 sq mi (2.9 km2) Private act 1901
Shelbyville Bedford County 20,335 700118610000000000018.61 sq mi (48.2 km2) Private act 1819
Signal Mountain Hamilton County 7,554 70007660000000000007.66 sq mi (19.8 km2) Private act 1919
Silerton Hardeman County
Chester County
111 69996600000000000000.66 sq mi (1.7 km2) Private act 1923
Slayden Dickson County 178 70001340000000000001.34 sq mi (3.5 km2) Private act 1913
Smithville DeKalb County 4,530 70005910000000000005.91 sq mi (15.3 km2) Private act 1843
Smyrna Rutherford County 39,974 700129710000000000029.71 sq mi (76.9 km2) Private act 1869
Sneedville Hancock County 1,387 70002299999999999992.3 sq mi (6.0 km2) Mayor-alderman 1850
Soddy-Daisy Hamilton County 12,714 700123440000000000023.44 sq mi (60.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1969
Somerville Fayette County 3,094 700112530000000000012.53 sq mi (32.5 km2) Private act 1854
South Carthage Smith County 1,322 70002710000000000002.71 sq mi (7.0 km2) Mayor-alderman 1963
South Fulton Obion County 2,354 70003300000000000003.3 sq mi (8.5 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1903
South Pittsburg Marion County 2,992 70006000000000000006 sq mi (16 km2) Private act 1901
Sparta White County 4,925 70006740000000000006.74 sq mi (17.5 km2) Private act 1841
Spencer Van Buren County 1,601 70006870000000000006.87 sq mi (17.8 km2) Private act 1846
Spring City Rhea County 1,981 70002640000000000002.64 sq mi (6.8 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1953
Spring Hill Williamson County
Maury County
29,036 700127110000000000027.11 sq mi (70.2 km2) Mayor-alderman 1837
Springfield Robertson County 16,440 700113340000000000013.34 sq mi (34.6 km2) Private act 1796
Stanton Haywood County 452 69995100000000000000.51 sq mi (1.3 km2) Private act 1927
Stantonville McNairy County 283 70001110000000000001.11 sq mi (2.9 km2) Mayor-alderman 1966
Sunbright Morgan County 552 70003780000000000003.78 sq mi (9.8 km2) Mayor-alderman 1990
Surgoinsville Hawkins County 1,801 70005610000000000005.61 sq mi (14.5 km2) Mayor-alderman 1815
Sweetwater Monroe County
McMinn County
5,764 70008520000000000008.52 sq mi (22.1 km2) Home rule 1901
Tazewell Claiborne County 2,218 70004430000000000004.43 sq mi (11.5 km2) Mayor-alderman 1801
Tellico Plains Monroe County 880 70001940000000000001.94 sq mi (5.0 km2) Private act 1911
Tennessee Ridge Houston County
Stewart County
1,368 70003710000000000003.71 sq mi (9.6 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1960
Thompson's Station Williamson County 2,194 700118760000000000018.76 sq mi (48.6 km2) Mayor-alderman 1990
Three Way Madison County 1,709 70004540000000000004.54 sq mi (11.8 km2) Mayor-alderman 1998
Tiptonville Lake County 4,464 70002049999999999992.05 sq mi (5.3 km2) Private act 1907
Toone Hardeman County 364 70001050000000000001.05 sq mi (2.7 km2) Private act 1903
Townsend Blount County 448 70002170000000000002.17 sq mi (5.6 km2) Private act 1921
Tracy City Grundy County 1,481 70004910000000000004.91 sq mi (12.7 km2) Private act 1915
Trenton Gibson County 4,264 70008199999999999998.2 sq mi (21 km2) Private act 1846
Trezevant Carroll County 859 70001389999999999991.39 sq mi (3.6 km2) Private act 1911
Trimble Dyer County
Obion County
637 69996500000000000000.65 sq mi (1.7 km2) Private act 1905
Troy Obion County 1,371 70001490000000000001.49 sq mi (3.9 km2) Private act 1901
Tullahoma Coffee County
Franklin County
18,655 700123560000000000023.56 sq mi (61.0 km2) Private act 1858
Tusculum Greene County 2,663 70004809999999999994.81 sq mi (12.5 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1959
Unicoi Unicoi County 3,632 700116410000000000016.41 sq mi (42.5 km2) Mayor-alderman 1994
Union City Obion County 10,895 700111940000000000011.94 sq mi (30.9 km2) Modified manager-council 1867
Vanleer Dickson County 395 69996500000000000000.65 sq mi (1.7 km2) Private act 1913
Viola Warren County 131 69991700000000000000.17 sq mi (0.44 km2) Private act 1901
Vonore Monroe County 1,474 700111930000000000011.93 sq mi (30.9 km2) Mayor-alderman 1965
Walden Hamilton County 1,898 70003580000000000003.58 sq mi (9.3 km2) Mayor-alderman 1975
Wartburg Morgan County 918 69999600000000000000.96 sq mi (2.5 km2) Mayor-alderman 1905
Wartrace Bedford County 651 69996900000000000000.69 sq mi (1.8 km2) Private act 1858
Watauga Carter County 458 69998300000000000000.83 sq mi (2.1 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1960
Watertown Wilson County 1,477 70001310000000000001.31 sq mi (3.4 km2) Private act 1905
Waverly Humphreys County 4,105 70008770000000000008.77 sq mi (22.7 km2) Private act 1838
Waynesboro Wayne County 2,449 70003750000000000003.75 sq mi (9.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1850
Westmoreland Sumner County 2,206 70003940000000000003.94 sq mi (10.2 km2) Private act 1901
White Bluff Dickson County 3,206 70005930000000000005.93 sq mi (15.4 km2) Private act 1869
White House Sumner County
Robertson County
10,255 700110990000000000010.99 sq mi (28.5 km2) Mayor-alderman 1921
White Pine Jefferson County 2,196 70002640000000000002.64 sq mi (6.8 km2) Private act 1915
Whiteville Hardeman County 4,638 70002750000000000002.75 sq mi (7.1 km2) Private act 1901
Whitwell Marion County 1,699 70003390000000000003.39 sq mi (8.8 km2) Home rule 1956
Williston Fayette County 395 70001620000000000001.62 sq mi (4.2 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1970
Winchester Franklin County 8,530 700111710000000000011.71 sq mi (30.3 km2) Private act 1821
Winfield Scott County 967 70006350000000000006.35 sq mi (16.4 km2) Mayor-alderman 1983
Woodbury Cannon County 2,680 70002009999999999992.01 sq mi (5.2 km2) Private act 1838
Woodland Mills Obion County 378 70001230000000000001.23 sq mi (3.2 km2) Mayor-alderman 1968
Yorkville Gibson County 286 70001420000000000001.42 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.[10]

Population comparison[edit]

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

  1. ^ "Certified Population of Tennessee Incorporated Municipalities and Counties, 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. Retrieved 2007-10-15. 
  3. ^ "Tennessee 2000 Population Summary". Office of Local Government, Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury. Retrieved 2007-10-15. 
  4. ^ "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)." 
  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.
  7. ^ Zepp, George (May 2, 2007). "Berry Hill, the tiny city that almost wasn't". The Tennessean. Retrieved 2007-11-24. 
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ Listed under its former name, Lake City, in the 2010 census
  10. ^ 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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