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.

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, resided in 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 2.68 sq mi (6.9 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1963
Adamsville McNairy County
Hardin County
2,207 6.91 sq mi (17.9 km2) Private act 1869
Alamo Crockett County 2,461 2.2 sq mi (5.7 km2) Private act 1911
Alcoa Blount County 8,449 15.66 sq mi (40.6 km2) Private act 1919
Alexandria DeKalb County 966 2.02 sq mi (5.2 km2) Private act 1848
Algood Putnam County 3,495 4.03 sq mi (10.4 km2) Private act 1901
Allardt Fentress County 634 3.9 sq mi (10 km2) Mayor-alderman 1964
Altamont Grundy County 1,045 20.16 sq mi (52.2 km2) Private act 1854
Ardmore Giles County 1,213 4.59 sq mi (11.9 km2) Private act 1949
Arlington Shelby County 11,517 23.07 sq mi (59.8 km2) Mayor-alderman 1900
Ashland City Cheatham County 4,541 10.85 sq mi (28.1 km2) Private act 1859
Athens McMinn County 13,458 13.98 sq mi (36.2 km2) Private act 1870
Atoka Tipton County 8,387 12.36 sq mi (32.0 km2) Private act 1838
Atwood Carroll County 938 1.85 sq mi (4.8 km2) Mayor-alderman 1941
Auburntown Cannon County 269 0.57 sq mi (1.5 km2) Private act 1949
Baileyton Greene County 431 1.68 sq mi (4.4 km2) Private act 1915
Baneberry Jefferson County 482 1.82 sq mi (4.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1986
Bartlett Shelby County 54,613 26.67 sq mi (69.1 km2) Private act 1866
Baxter Putnam County 1,365 3.03 sq mi (7.8 km2) Private act 1915
Bean Station Grainger County 2,826 5.39 sq mi (14.0 km2) Mayor-alderman 1996
Beersheba Springs Grundy County 477 4.91 sq mi (12.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1955
Bell Buckle Bedford County 500 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) Mayor-alderman 1877
Belle Meade Davidson County 2,912 3.08 sq mi (8.0 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1938[7][8]
Bells Crockett County 2,437 2.33 sq mi (6.0 km2) Private act 1889
Benton Polk County 1,385 3.21 sq mi (8.3 km2) Private act 1915
Berry Hill Davidson County 537 0.91 sq mi (2.4 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1950
Bethel Springs McNairy County 718 2.16 sq mi (5.6 km2) Private act 1870
Big Sandy Benton County 557 0.71 sq mi (1.8 km2) Private act 1903
Blaine Grainger County 1,856 9.39 sq mi (24.3 km2) Mayor-alderman 1978
Bluff City Sullivan County 1,733 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2) Private act 1870
Bolivar Hardeman County 5,417 8.42 sq mi (21.8 km2) Private act 1827
Braden Fayette County 282 3.83 sq mi (9.9 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1969
Bradford Gibson County 1,048 1.73 sq mi (4.5 km2) Private act 1913
Brentwood Williamson County 37,060 41.23 sq mi (106.8 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1969
Brighton Tipton County 2,735 2.79 sq mi (7.2 km2) Private act 1913
Bristol Sullivan County 26,702 32.44 sq mi (84.0 km2) Private act 1856
Brownsville Haywood County 10,292 10.2 sq mi (26 km2) Private act 1870
Bruceton Carroll County 1,478 1.89 sq mi (4.9 km2) Private act 1925
Bulls Gap Hawkins County 738 1.29 sq mi (3.3 km2) Mayor-alderman 1955
Burlison Tipton County 425 1.08 sq mi (2.8 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1965
Burns Dickson County 1,468 3.74 sq mi (9.7 km2) Private act 1953
Byrdstown Pickett County 803 1.53 sq mi (4.0 km2) Private act 1917
Calhoun McMinn County 490 1.15 sq mi (3.0 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1961
Camden Benton County 3,582 5.67 sq mi (14.7 km2) Private act 1838
Carthage Smith County 2,306 2.86 sq mi (7.4 km2) Private act 1804
Caryville Campbell County 2,297 5.4 sq mi (14 km2) Mayor-alderman 1968
Cedar Hill Robertson County 314 0.69 sq mi (1.8 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1870
Celina Clay County 1,495 1.7 sq mi (4.4 km2) Private act 1846
Centertown Warren County 243 0.94 sq mi (2.4 km2) Private act 1951
Centerville Hickman County 3,644 11.31 sq mi (29.3 km2) Private act 1853
Chapel Hill Marshall County 1,445 3.24 sq mi (8.4 km2) Private act 1850
Charleston Bradley County 651 1.06 sq mi (2.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1956
Charlotte Dickson County 1,235 1.74 sq mi (4.5 km2) Private act 1804
Chattanooga Hamilton County 167,674 144.55 sq mi (374.4 km2) Home rule 1839
Church Hill Hawkins County 6,737 9.81 sq mi (25.4 km2) Mayor-alderman 1958
Clarksburg Carroll County 393 2.02 sq mi (5.2 km2) Mayor-alderman 1858
Clarksville Montgomery County 132,929 98.28 sq mi (254.5 km2) Private act 1807
Cleveland Bradley County 41,285 26.9 sq mi (70 km2) Private act 1842
Clifton Wayne County 2,694 6.93 sq mi (17.9 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1856
Clinton Anderson County 9,841 12.02 sq mi (31.1 km2) Home rule 1801
Coalmont Grundy County 841 6.08 sq mi (15.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1957
Collegedale Hamilton County 8,282 9.9 sq mi (26 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1968
Collierville Shelby County 43,965 29.41 sq mi (76.2 km2) Private act 1807
Collinwood Wayne County 982 2.82 sq mi (7.3 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1921
Columbia Maury County 34,681 31.56 sq mi (81.7 km2) Private act 1817
Cookeville Putnam County 30,435 32.85 sq mi (85.1 km2) Private act 1903
Coopertown Robertson County 4,278 31.49 sq mi (81.6 km2) Mayor-alderman 1996
Copperhill Polk County 354 1.91 sq mi (4.9 km2) Private act 1913
Cornersville Marshall County 1,194 6.26 sq mi (16.2 km2) Private act 1849
Cottage Grove Henry County 88 0.19 sq mi (0.49 km2) Private act 1856
Covington Tipton County 9,038 11.44 sq mi (29.6 km2) Private act 1826
Cowan Franklin County 1,737 2.07 sq mi (5.4 km2) Private act 1921
Crab Orchard Cumberland County 752 11.11 sq mi (28.8 km2) Mayor-alderman 1921
Cross Plains Robertson County 1,714 8.49 sq mi (22.0 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1973
Crossville Cumberland County 10,795 20.36 sq mi (52.7 km2) Private act 1901
Crump Hardin County 1,428 13.36 sq mi (34.6 km2) Mayor-alderman 1988
Cumberland City Stewart County 311 5.31 sq mi (13.8 km2) Mayor-alderman 1903
Cumberland Gap Claiborne County 494 0.33 sq mi (0.85 km2) Private act 1907
Dandridge Jefferson County 2,812 6.42 sq mi (16.6 km2) Private act 1799
Dayton Rhea County 7,191 7.88 sq mi (20.4 km2) Private act 1903
Decatur Meigs County 1,598 3 sq mi (7.8 km2) Private act 1838
Decaturville Decatur County 867 1.66 sq mi (4.3 km2) Private act 1850
Decherd Franklin County 2,361 4.75 sq mi (12.3 km2) Private act 1868
Dickson Dickson County 14,538 20.03 sq mi (51.9 km2) Private act 1873
Dover Stewart County 1,417 3.88 sq mi (10.0 km2) Mayor-alderman 1805
Dowelltown DeKalb County 355 0.79 sq mi (2.0 km2) Private act 1949
Doyle White County 537 1.31 sq mi (3.4 km2) Mayor-alderman 1905
Dresden Weakley County 3,005 5.57 sq mi (14.4 km2) Private act 1827
Ducktown Polk County 475 2.63 sq mi (6.8 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1951
Dunlap Sequatchie County 4,815 10.74 sq mi (27.8 km2) Private act 1901
Dyer Gibson County 2,341 2.28 sq mi (5.9 km2) Private act 1899
Dyersburg Dyer County 17,145 17.47 sq mi (45.2 km2) Private act 1850
Eagleville Rutherford County 604 2.31 sq mi (6.0 km2) Private act 1949
East Ridge Hamilton County 20,979 8.28 sq mi (21.4 km2) Home rule 1921
Eastview McNairy County 705 4.89 sq mi (12.7 km2) Mayor-alderman 1967
Elizabethton Carter County 14,176 9.9 sq mi (26 km2) Modified manager-council 1799
Elkton Giles County 578 2.16 sq mi (5.6 km2) Private act 1907
Englewood McMinn County 1,532 1.82 sq mi (4.7 km2) Private act 1919
Enville Chester County
McNairy County
189 1.45 sq mi (3.8 km2) Private act 1953
Erin Houston County 1,324 4.09 sq mi (10.6 km2) Private act 1909
Erwin Unicoi County 6,097 4.04 sq mi (10.5 km2) Private act 1903
Estill Springs Franklin County 2,055 4.68 sq mi (12.1 km2) Mayor-alderman 1948
Ethridge Lawrence County 465 1.17 sq mi (3.0 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1907
Etowah McMinn County 3,490 2.92 sq mi (7.6 km2) Home rule 1909
Fairview Williamson County 7,720 16.92 sq mi (43.8 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1959
Farragut Knox County 20,676 16.2 sq mi (42 km2) Mayor-alderman 1980
Fayetteville Lincoln County 6,827 10.96 sq mi (28.4 km2) Private act 1819
Finger McNairy County 298 1.53 sq mi (4.0 km2) Mayor-alderman 1970
Forest Hills Davidson County 4,812 9.22 sq mi (23.9 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1957
Franklin Williamson County 62,487 41.45 sq mi (107.4 km2) Private act 1799
Friendship Crockett County 668 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2) Private act 1858
Friendsville Blount County 913 3.01 sq mi (7.8 km2) Private act 1953
Gadsden Crockett County 470 1.09 sq mi (2.8 km2) Private act 1868
Gainesboro Jackson County 962 1.78 sq mi (4.6 km2) Private act 1905
Gallatin Sumner County 30,278 31.75 sq mi (82.2 km2) Private act 1801
Gallaway Fayette County 680 6.13 sq mi (15.9 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1869
Garland Tipton County 310 0.58 sq mi (1.5 km2) Private act 1913
Gates Lauderdale County 647 0.70 sq mi (1.8 km2) Private act 1901
Gatlinburg Sevier County 3,944 10.35 sq mi (26.8 km2) Private act 1945
Germantown Shelby County 38,844 20 sq mi (52 km2) Private act 1841
Gibson Gibson County 396 0.61 sq mi (1.6 km2) Private act 1909
Gilt Edge Tipton County 477 2.76 sq mi (7.1 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1967
Gleason Weakley County 1,445 2.28 sq mi (5.9 km2) Private act 1903
Goodlettsville Davidson County
Sumner County
15,921 14.32 sq mi (37.1 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1858
Gordonsville Smith County 1,213 7.11 sq mi (18.4 km2) Private act 1909
Grand Junction Hardeman County
Fayette County
325 1.18 sq mi (3.1 km2) Private act 1901
Graysville Rhea County 1,502 1.17 sq mi (3.0 km2) Private act 1917
Greenback Loudon County 1,064 8.09 sq mi (21.0 km2) Mayor-alderman 1957
Greenbrier Robertson County 6,433 7 sq mi (18 km2) Private act 1937
Greeneville Greene County 15,062 17.01 sq mi (44.1 km2) Private act 1795
Greenfield Weakley County 2,182 3.7 sq mi (9.6 km2) Private act 1905
Gruetli-Laager Grundy County 1,813 12.56 sq mi (32.5 km2) Mayor-alderman 1980
Guys McNairy County 466 11.72 sq mi (30.4 km2) Mayor-alderman 1986
Halls Lauderdale County 2,255 3.67 sq mi (9.5 km2) Private act 1901
Harriman Roane County 6,350 10.57 sq mi (27.4 km2) Private act 1891
Harrogate Claiborne County 4,389 7.63 sq mi (19.8 km2) Mayor-alderman 1992
Hartsville Trousdale County 7,870 116.64 sq mi (302.1 km2) Consolidated city-county 1833
Henderson Chester County 6,309 7.86 sq mi (20.4 km2) Private act 1869
Hendersonville Sumner County 51,372 36.93 sq mi (95.6 km2) Mayor-alderman 1901
Henning Lauderdale County 945 2.39 sq mi (6.2 km2) Private act 1875
Henry Henry County 464 1.45 sq mi (3.8 km2) Private act 1907
Hickory Valley Hardeman County 99 0.33 sq mi (0.85 km2) Private act 1951
Hohenwald Lewis County 3,757 5.35 sq mi (13.9 km2) Private act 1911
Hollow Rock Carroll County 718 1.79 sq mi (4.6 km2) Private act 1869
Hornbeak Obion County 424 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2) Private act 1923
Hornsby Hardeman County 303 1.18 sq mi (3.1 km2) Private act 1920
Humboldt Gibson County 8,452 9.71 sq mi (25.1 km2) Private act 1866
Huntingdon Carroll County 3,985 11.94 sq mi (30.9 km2) Private act 1849
Huntland Franklin County 872 1.45 sq mi (3.8 km2) Private act 1907
Huntsville Scott County 1,248 3.93 sq mi (10.2 km2) Mayor-alderman 1856
Iron City Lawrence County
Wayne County
328 0.93 sq mi (2.4 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1962
Jacksboro Campbell County 2,020 2.54 sq mi (6.6 km2) Mayor-alderman 1967
Jackson Madison County 65,211 53.73 sq mi (139.2 km2) Private act 1845
Jamestown Fentress County 1,959 2.9 sq mi (7.5 km2) Private act 1920
Jasper Marion County 3,279 9.47 sq mi (24.5 km2) Mayor-alderman 1852
Jefferson City Jefferson County 8,047 6.43 sq mi (16.7 km2) Private act 1901
Jellico Campbell County 2,355 6.38 sq mi (16.5 km2) Private act 1903
Johnson City Washington County
Carter County
Sullivan County
63,152 43.27 sq mi (112.1 km2) Home rule 1869
Jonesborough Washington County 5,051 5.14 sq mi (13.3 km2) Private act 1779
Kenton Gibson County
Obion County
1,281 2.01 sq mi (5.2 km2) Private act 1899
Kimball Marion County 1,395 4.87 sq mi (12.6 km2) Mayor-alderman 1962
Kingsport Sullivan County
Hawkins County
48,205 50.75 sq mi (131.4 km2) Private act 1917
Kingston Roane County 5,934 7.85 sq mi (20.3 km2) Private act 1799
Kingston Springs Cheatham County 2,756 9.92 sq mi (25.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1965
Knoxville Knox County 178,874 104.17 sq mi (269.8 km2) Home rule 1791
Lafayette Macon County 4,474 4.76 sq mi (12.3 km2) Private act 1843
La Follette Campbell County 7,456 4.91 sq mi (12.7 km2) Private act 1897
LaGrange Fayette County 133 1.81 sq mi (4.7 km2) Private act 1831
Lakeland Shelby County 12,430 23.89 sq mi (61.9 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1977
Lakesite Hamilton County 1,826 1.68 sq mi (4.4 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1972
La Vergne Rutherford County 32,588 25.22 sq mi (65.3 km2) Mayor-alderman 1972
Lawrenceburg Lawrence County 10,428 12.67 sq mi (32.8 km2) Private act 1825
Lebanon Wilson County 26,190 38.64 sq mi (100.1 km2) Private act 1801
Lenoir City Loudon County 8,642 8.51 sq mi (22.0 km2) Home rule 1907
Lewisburg Marshall County 11,100 13.36 sq mi (34.6 km2) Private act 1837
Lexington Henderson County 7,652 12.42 sq mi (32.2 km2) Private act 1824
Liberty DeKalb County 310 1.12 sq mi (2.9 km2) Private act 1850
Linden Perry County 908 1.01 sq mi (2.6 km2) Private act 1850
Livingston Overton County 4,058 6.47 sq mi (16.8 km2) Private act 1907
Lobelville Perry County 897 3.92 sq mi (10.2 km2) Mayor-alderman 1959
Lookout Mountain Hamilton County 1,832 1.26 sq mi (3.3 km2) Private act 1890
Loretto Lawrence County 1,714 3.94 sq mi (10.2 km2) Mayor-alderman 1949
Loudon Loudon County 5,381 14.23 sq mi (36.9 km2) Private act 1850
Louisville Blount County 2,439 13.51 sq mi (35.0 km2) Mayor-alderman 1990
Luttrell Union County 1,074 3.92 sq mi (10.2 km2) Private act 1925
Lynchburg Moore County 6,362 130.42 sq mi (337.8 km2) Consolidated city-county 1833
Lynnville Giles County 287 0.33 sq mi (0.85 km2) Private act 1838
Madisonville Monroe County 4,577 6.21 sq mi (16.1 km2) Private act 1866
Manchester Coffee County 10,102 14.18 sq mi (36.7 km2) Private act 1838
Martin Weakley County 11,473 12.71 sq mi (32.9 km2) Private act 1901
Maryville Blount County 27,465 16.8 sq mi (44 km2) Private act 1795
Mason Tipton County 1,609 2.09 sq mi (5.4 km2) Private act 1869
Maury City Crockett County 674 1.13 sq mi (2.9 km2) Private act 1911
Maynardville Union County 2,413 5.46 sq mi (14.1 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1870
McEwen Humphreys County 1,750 1.87 sq mi (4.8 km2) Private act 1917
McKenzie Carroll County
Henry County
Weakley County
5,310 6.26 sq mi (16.2 km2) Private act 1868
McLemoresville Carroll County 352 2.58 sq mi (6.7 km2) Private act 1949
McMinnville Warren County 13,605 11.07 sq mi (28.7 km2) Mayor-alderman 1868
Medina Gibson County 3,479 3.17 sq mi (8.2 km2) Private act 1907
Medon Madison County 178 0.98 sq mi (2.5 km2) Private act 1860
Memphis Shelby County 646,889 324 sq mi (840 km2) Home rule 1826
Michie McNairy County 591 5.62 sq mi (14.6 km2) Mayor-alderman 1961
Middleton Hardeman County 706 1.92 sq mi (5.0 km2) Private act 1901
Milan Gibson County 7,851 8.91 sq mi (23.1 km2) Private act 1866
Milledgeville McNairy County
Chester County
Hardin County
265 1.61 sq mi (4.2 km2) Mayor-alderman 1903
Millersville Sumner County
Robertson County
6,440 13.71 sq mi (35.5 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1981
Millington Shelby County 10,176 31.75 sq mi (82.2 km2) Private act 1903
Minor Hill Giles County 537 1.72 sq mi (4.5 km2) Mayor-alderman 1969
Mitchellville Sumner County 189 0.52 sq mi (1.3 km2) Private act 1909
Monteagle Grundy County
Marion County
1,192 8.59 sq mi (22.2 km2) Mayor-alderman 1962
Monterey Putnam County 2,850 3.06 sq mi (7.9 km2) Private act 1901
Morrison Warren County 694 2.73 sq mi (7.1 km2) Private act 1905
Morristown Hamblen County 29,137 27.95 sq mi (72.4 km2) Private act 1867
Moscow Fayette County 556 1.25 sq mi (3.2 km2) Private act 1860
Mosheim Greene County 2,362 6.13 sq mi (15.9 km2) Mayor-alderman 1974
Mount Carmel Hawkins County 5,429 6.94 sq mi (18.0 km2) Mayor-alderman 1961
Mount Juliet Wilson County 23,671 19.79 sq mi (51.3 km2) Home rule 1972
Mount Pleasant Maury County 4,561 12.32 sq mi (31.9 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1824
Mountain City Johnson County 2,531 3.31 sq mi (8.6 km2) Private act 1905
Munford Tipton County 5,927 8.56 sq mi (22.2 km2) Private act 1905
Murfreesboro Rutherford County 108,755 55.49 sq mi (143.7 km2) Private act 1903
Nashville Davidson County 626,681 525.94 sq mi (1,362.2 km2) Consolidated city-county 1806
New Hope Marion County 1,082 10.4 sq mi (27 km2) Mayor-alderman 1974
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
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
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
Oak Ridge Anderson County
Roane County
29,330 89.98 sq mi (233.0 km2) Home rule 1962
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
Oliver Springs Anderson County
Morgan County
Roane County
3,231 5.56 sq mi (14.4 km2) Private act 1903
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
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
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
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
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
Ripley Lauderdale County 8,445 12.85 sq mi (33.3 km2) Private act 1838
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
Rutherford Gibson County 1,151 2.3 sq mi (6.0 km2) Private act 1799
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
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
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 Williamson County
Maury County
29,036 27.11 sq mi (70.2 km2) Mayor-alderman 1837
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
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
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
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
Trezevant Carroll County 859 1.39 sq mi (3.6 km2) Private act 1911
Trimble Dyer County
Obion County
637 0.65 sq mi (1.7 km2) Private act 1905
Troy Obion County 1,371 1.49 sq mi (3.9 km2) Private act 1901
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
Vanleer Dickson County 395 0.65 sq mi (1.7 km2) Private act 1913
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
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
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
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
Yorkville Gibson County 286 1.42 sq mi (3.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1848
  • 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.

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. Archived from the original on January 16, 2008. Retrieved 2007-10-15. 
  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.
  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

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