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 346 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 70066941168135700482.68 sq mi (6.9 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1963
Adamsville McNairy County
Hardin County
2,207 70071789681784242176.91 sq mi (17.9 km2) Private act 1869
Alamo Crockett County 2,461 70065697973842739202.2 sq mi (5.7 km2) Private act 1911
Alcoa Blount County 8,449 700740559213807861715.66 sq mi (40.6 km2) Private act 1919
Alexandria DeKalb County 966 70065231775982878722.02 sq mi (5.2 km2) Private act 1848
Algood Putnam County 3,495 70071043765208465404.03 sq mi (10.4 km2) Private act 1901
Allardt Fentress County 634 70071010095363031043.9 sq mi (10 km2) Mayor-alderman 1964
Altamont Grundy County 1,045 700752214160304373720.16 sq mi (52.2 km2) Private act 1854
Ardmore Giles County 1,213 70071188804542644224.59 sq mi (11.9 km2) Private act 1949
Arlington Shelby County 11,517 700759751025705451523.07 sq mi (59.8 km2) Mayor-alderman 1900
Ashland City Cheatham County 4,541 700728101370997145610.85 sq mi (28.1 km2) Private act 1859
Athens McMinn County 13,458 700736208033782497213.98 sq mi (36.2 km2) Private act 1870
Atoka Tipton County 8,387 700732012253043752912.36 sq mi (32.0 km2) Private act 1838
Atwood Carroll County 938 70064791478004121601.85 sq mi (4.8 km2) Mayor-alderman 1941
Auburntown Cannon County 269 70061476293222891520.57 sq mi (1.5 km2) Private act 1949
Baileyton Greene County 431 70064351180025364481.68 sq mi (4.4 km2) Private act 1915
Baneberry Jefferson County 482 70064713778360811521.82 sq mi (4.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1986
Bartlett Shelby County 54,613 700769074982902661126.67 sq mi (69.1 km2) Private act 1866
Baxter Putnam County 1,365 70067847663974318083.03 sq mi (7.8 km2) Private act 1915
Bean Station Grainger County 2,826 70071396003591471105.39 sq mi (14.0 km2) Mayor-alderman 1996
Beersheba Springs Grundy County 477 70071271684162174974.91 sq mi (12.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1955
Bell Buckle Bedford County 500 70061553992866201600.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) Mayor-alderman 1877
Belle Meade Davidson County 2,912 70067977163379834883.08 sq mi (8.0 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1938[7][8]
Bells Crockett County 2,437 70066034672297082882.33 sq mi (6.0 km2) Private act 1889
Benton Polk County 1,385 70068313861834178563.21 sq mi (8.3 km2) Private act 1915
Berry Hill Davidson County 537 70062356889180405760.91 sq mi (2.4 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1950
Bethel Springs McNairy County 718 70065594374318325762.16 sq mi (5.6 km2) Private act 1870
Big Sandy Benton County 557 70061838891558338560.71 sq mi (1.8 km2) Private act 1903
Blaine Grainger County 1,856 70072431998835605509.39 sq mi (24.3 km2) Mayor-alderman 1978
Bluff City Sullivan County 1,733 70064143980976537601.6 sq mi (4.1 km2) Private act 1870
Bolivar Hardeman County 5,417 70072180769988902918.42 sq mi (21.8 km2) Private act 1827
Braden Fayette County 282 70069919654462586883.83 sq mi (9.9 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1969
Bradford Gibson County 1,048 70064480679430881281.73 sq mi (4.5 km2) Private act 1913
Brentwood Williamson County 37,060 700810678520978915341.23 sq mi (106.8 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1969
Brighton Tipton County 2,735 70067226066827837442.79 sq mi (7.2 km2) Private act 1913
Bristol Sullivan County 26,702 700784019214299299832.44 sq mi (84.0 km2) Private act 1856
Brownsville Haywood County 10,292 700726417878725427210.2 sq mi (26 km2) Private act 1870
Bruceton Carroll County 1,478 70064895077528535041.89 sq mi (4.9 km2) Private act 1925
Bulls Gap Hawkins County 738 70063341084662333441.29 sq mi (3.3 km2) Mayor-alderman 1955
Burlison Tipton County 425 70062797187159162881.08 sq mi (2.8 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1965
Burns Dickson County 1,468 70069686555532656643.74 sq mi (9.7 km2) Private act 1953
Byrdstown Pickett County 803 70063962681808814081.53 sq mi (4.0 km2) Private act 1917
Calhoun McMinn County 490 70062978486326886401.15 sq mi (3.0 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1961
Camden Benton County 3,582 70071468523258560515.67 sq mi (14.7 km2) Private act 1838
Carthage Smith County 2,306 70067407365995560962.86 sq mi (7.4 km2) Private act 1804
Caryville Campbell County 2,297 70071398593579581445.4 sq mi (14 km2) Mayor-alderman 1968
Cedar Hill Robertson County 314 70061787091796131840.69 sq mi (1.8 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1870
Celina Clay County 1,495 70064402979787571201.7 sq mi (4.4 km2) Private act 1846
Centertown Warren County 243 70062434588823715840.94 sq mi (2.4 km2) Private act 1951
Centerville Hickman County 3,644 700729292765527900111.31 sq mi (29.3 km2) Private act 1853
Chapel Hill Marshall County 1,445 70068391561477488643.24 sq mi (8.4 km2) Private act 1850
Charleston Bradley County 651 70062745387396956161.06 sq mi (2.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1956
Charlotte Dickson County 1,235 70064506579311984641.74 sq mi (4.5 km2) Private act 1804
Chattanooga Hamilton County 167,674 7008374382781349068144.55 sq mi (374.4 km2) Home rule 1839
Church Hill Hawkins County 6,737 70072540778336239619.81 sq mi (25.4 km2) Mayor-alderman 1958
Clarksburg Carroll County 393 70065231775982878722.02 sq mi (5.2 km2) Mayor-alderman 1858
Clarksville Montgomery County 132,929 700825454403148382298.28 sq mi (254.5 km2) Private act 1807
Cleveland Bradley County 41,285 700769670680168038426.9 sq mi (70 km2) Private act 1842
Clifton Wayne County 2,694 70071794861760462846.93 sq mi (17.9 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1856
Clinton Anderson County 9,841 700731131657086238712.02 sq mi (31.1 km2) Home rule 1801
Coalmont Grundy County 841 70071574712771084286.08 sq mi (15.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1957
Collegedale Hamilton County 8,282 70072564088229232649.9 sq mi (26 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1968
Collierville Shelby County 43,965 700776171550324981729.41 sq mi (76.2 km2) Private act 1807
Collinwood Wayne County 982 70067303766471147522.82 sq mi (7.3 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1921
Columbia Maury County 34,681 700781740024762204131.56 sq mi (81.7 km2) Private act 1817
Cookeville Putnam County 30,435 700785081109424537632.85 sq mi (85.1 km2) Private act 1903
Coopertown Robertson County 4,278 700781558725594480631.49 sq mi (81.6 km2) Mayor-alderman 1996
Copperhill Polk County 354 70064946877290741761.91 sq mi (4.9 km2) Private act 1913
Cornersville Marshall County 1,194 70071621332557070336.26 sq mi (16.2 km2) Private act 1849
Cottage Grove Henry County 88 70054920977409638400.19 sq mi (0.49 km2) Private act 1856
Covington Tipton County 9,038 700729629463982243811.44 sq mi (29.6 km2) Private act 1826
Cowan Franklin County 1,737 70065361275388395522.07 sq mi (5.4 km2) Private act 1921
Crab Orchard Cumberland County 752 700728774767905832911.11 sq mi (28.8 km2) Mayor-alderman 1921
Cross Plains Robertson County 1,714 70072198899905675268.49 sq mi (22.0 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1973
Crossville Cumberland County 10,795 700752732157926440920.36 sq mi (52.7 km2) Private act 1901
Crump Hardin County 1,428 700734602241154088913.36 sq mi (34.6 km2) Mayor-alderman 1988
Cumberland City Stewart County 311 70071375283686588415.31 sq mi (13.8 km2) Mayor-alderman 1903
Cumberland Gap Claiborne County 494 70058546960764108800.33 sq mi (0.85 km2) Private act 1907
Dandridge Jefferson County 2,812 70071662772366835716.42 sq mi (16.6 km2) Private act 1799
Dayton Rhea County 7,191 70072040910630944767.88 sq mi (20.4 km2) Private act 1903
Decatur Meigs County 1,598 70067769964331008003 sq mi (7.8 km2) Private act 1838
Decaturville Decatur County 867 70064299380263157761.66 sq mi (4.3 km2) Private act 1850
Decherd Franklin County 2,361 70071230244352409604.75 sq mi (12.3 km2) Private act 1868
Dickson Dickson County 14,538 700751877461850030020.03 sq mi (51.9 km2) Private act 1873
Dover Stewart County 1,417 70071004915386810363.88 sq mi (10.0 km2) Mayor-alderman 1805
Dowelltown DeKalb County 355 70062046090607165440.79 sq mi (2.0 km2) Private act 1949
Doyle White County 537 70063392884424540161.31 sq mi (3.4 km2) Mayor-alderman 1905
Dresden Weakley County 3,005 70071442623377457155.57 sq mi (14.4 km2) Private act 1827
Ducktown Polk County 475 70066811668730183682.63 sq mi (6.8 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1951
Dunlap Sequatchie County 4,815 700727816472305008610.74 sq mi (27.8 km2) Private act 1901
Dyer Gibson County 2,341 70065905172891566082.28 sq mi (5.9 km2) Private act 1899
Dyersburg Dyer County 17,145 700745247092287569917.47 sq mi (45.2 km2) Private act 1850
Eagleville Rutherford County 604 70065982872534876162.31 sq mi (6.0 km2) Private act 1949
East Ridge Hamilton County 20,979 70072144510155358208.28 sq mi (21.4 km2) Home rule 1921
Eastview McNairy County 705 70071266504185954304.89 sq mi (12.7 km2) Mayor-alderman 1967
Elizabethton Carter County 14,176 70072564088229232649.9 sq mi (26 km2) Modified manager-council 1799
Elkton Giles County 578 70065594374318325762.16 sq mi (5.6 km2) Private act 1907
Englewood McMinn County 1,532 70064713778360811521.82 sq mi (4.7 km2) Private act 1919
Enville Chester County
McNairy County
189 70063755482759987201.45 sq mi (3.8 km2) Private act 1953
Erin Houston County 1,324 70071059305137127424.09 sq mi (10.6 km2) Private act 1909
Erwin Unicoi County 6,097 70071046355196575744.04 sq mi (10.5 km2) Private act 1903
Estill Springs Franklin County 2,055 70071212114435637244.68 sq mi (12.1 km2) Mayor-alderman 1948
Ethridge Lawrence County 465 70063030286089093121.17 sq mi (3.0 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1907
Etowah McMinn County 3,490 70067562765282181122.92 sq mi (7.6 km2) Home rule 1909
Fairview Williamson County 7,720 700743822598826885116.92 sq mi (43.8 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1959
Farragut Knox County 20,676 700741957807387443216.2 sq mi (42 km2) Mayor-alderman 1980
Fayetteville Lincoln County 6,827 700728386269689282510.96 sq mi (28.4 km2) Private act 1819
Finger McNairy County 298 70063962681808814081.53 sq mi (4.0 km2) Mayor-alderman 1970
Forest Hills Davidson County 4,812 70072387969037729799.22 sq mi (23.9 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1957
Franklin Williamson County 62,487 700810735500717342741.45 sq mi (107.4 km2) Private act 1799
Friendship Crockett County 668 70063366984543436801.3 sq mi (3.4 km2) Private act 1858
Friendsville Blount County 913 70067795864212111363.01 sq mi (7.8 km2) Private act 1953
Gadsden Crockett County 470 70062823087040266241.09 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 700782232122503168031.75 sq mi (82.2 km2) Private act 1801
Gallaway Fayette County 680 70071587662711635966.13 sq mi (15.9 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1869
Garland Tipton County 310 70061502193103994880.58 sq mi (1.5 km2) Private act 1913
Gates Lauderdale County 647 70061812991677235200.70 sq mi (1.8 km2) Private act 1901
Gatlinburg Sevier County 3,944 700726806376941977610.35 sq mi (26.8 km2) Private act 1945
Germantown Shelby County 38,844 700751799762206720020 sq mi (52 km2) Private act 1841
Gibson Gibson County 396 70061579892747304960.61 sq mi (1.6 km2) Private act 1909
Gilt Edge Tipton County 477 70067148367184527362.76 sq mi (7.1 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1967
Gleason Weakley County 1,445 70065905172891566082.28 sq mi (5.9 km2) Private act 1903
Goodlettsville Davidson County
Sumner County
15,921 700737088629740011514.32 sq mi (37.1 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1858
Gordonsville Smith County 1,213 70071841481546448897.11 sq mi (18.4 km2) Private act 1909
Grand Junction Hardeman County
Fayette County
325 70063056185970196481.18 sq mi (3.1 km2) Private act 1901
Graysville Rhea County 1,502 70063030286089093121.17 sq mi (3.0 km2) Private act 1917
Greenback Loudon County 1,064 70072095300381261828.09 sq mi (21.0 km2) Mayor-alderman 1957
Greenbrier Robertson County 6,433 70071812991677235207 sq mi (18 km2) Private act 1937
Greeneville Greene County 15,062 700744055697756815317.01 sq mi (44.1 km2) Private act 1795
Greenfield Weakley County 2,182 70069582956008243203.7 sq mi (9.6 km2) Private act 1905
Gruetli-Laager Grundy County 1,813 700732530250665820112.56 sq mi (32.5 km2) Mayor-alderman 1980
Guys McNairy County 466 700730354660653137911.72 sq mi (30.4 km2) Mayor-alderman 1986
Halls Lauderdale County 2,255 70069505256364933123.67 sq mi (9.5 km2) Private act 1901
Harriman Roane County 6,350 700727376174326251510.57 sq mi (27.4 km2) Private act 1891
Harrogate Claiborne County 4,389 70071976160928186367.63 sq mi (19.8 km2) Mayor-alderman 1992
Hartsville Trousdale County 7,870 7008302096213189591116.64 sq mi (302.1 km2) Consolidated city-county 1833
Henderson Chester County 6,309 70072035730654724097.86 sq mi (20.4 km2) Private act 1869
Hendersonville Sumner County 51,372 700795648260914708436.93 sq mi (95.6 km2) Mayor-alderman 1901
Henning Lauderdale County 945 70066190071583703042.39 sq mi (6.2 km2) Private act 1875
Henry Henry County 464 70063755482759987201.45 sq mi (3.8 km2) Private act 1907
Hickory Valley Hardeman County 99 70058546960764108800.33 sq mi (0.85 km2) Private act 1951
Hohenwald Lewis County 3,757 70071385643639029755.35 sq mi (13.9 km2) Private act 1911
Hollow Rock Carroll County 718 70064636078717501441.79 sq mi (4.6 km2) Private act 1869
Hornbeak Obion County 424 70061812991677235200.7 sq mi (1.8 km2) Private act 1923
Hornsby Hardeman County 303 70063056185970196481.18 sq mi (3.1 km2) Private act 1920
Humboldt Gibson County 8,452 70072514878455136259.71 sq mi (25.1 km2) Private act 1866
Huntingdon Carroll County 3,985 700730924458037411811.94 sq mi (30.9 km2) Private act 1849
Huntland Franklin County 872 70063755482759987201.45 sq mi (3.8 km2) Private act 1907
Huntsville Scott County 1,248 70071017865327362043.93 sq mi (10.2 km2) Mayor-alderman 1856
Iron City Lawrence County
Wayne County
328 70062408688942612480.93 sq mi (2.4 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1962
Jacksboro Campbell County 2,020 70066578569800253442.54 sq mi (6.6 km2) Mayor-alderman 1967
Jackson Madison County 65,211 700813916006116835353.73 sq mi (139.2 km2) Private act 1845
Jamestown Fentress County 1,959 70067510965519974402.9 sq mi (7.5 km2) Private act 1920
Jasper Marion County 3,279 70072452718740488199.47 sq mi (24.5 km2) Mayor-alderman 1852
Jefferson City Jefferson County 8,047 70071665362354946046.43 sq mi (16.7 km2) Private act 1901
Jellico Campbell County 2,355 70071652412414394366.38 sq mi (16.5 km2) Private act 1903
Johnson City Washington County
Carter County
Sullivan County
63,152 700811206878553423843.27 sq mi (112.1 km2) Home rule 1869
Jonesborough Washington County 5,051 70071331253888712705.14 sq mi (13.3 km2) Private act 1779
Kenton Gibson County
Obion County
1,281 70065205876101775352.01 sq mi (5.2 km2) Private act 1899
Kimball Marion County 1,395 70071261324209733634.87 sq mi (12.6 km2) Mayor-alderman 1962
Kingsport Sullivan County
Hawkins County
48,205 700813144189659955250.75 sq mi (131.4 km2) Private act 1917
Kingston Roane County 5,934 70072033140666613767.85 sq mi (20.3 km2) Private act 1799
Kingston Springs Cheatham County 2,756 70072569268205453319.92 sq mi (25.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1965
Knoxville Knox County 178,874 7008269799061453701104.17 sq mi (269.8 km2) Home rule 1791
Lafayette Macon County 4,474 70071232834340519934.76 sq mi (12.3 km2) Private act 1843
La Follette Campbell County 7,456 70071271684162174974.91 sq mi (12.7 km2) Private act 1897
LaGrange Fayette County 133 70064687878479708161.81 sq mi (4.7 km2) Private act 1831
Lakeland Shelby County 12,430 700761874815955927023.89 sq mi (61.9 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1977
Lakesite Hamilton County 1,826 70064351180025364481.68 sq mi (4.4 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1972
La Vergne Rutherford County 32,588 700765319500142673925.22 sq mi (65.3 km2) Mayor-alderman 1972
Lawrenceburg Lawrence County 10,428 700732815149357957112.67 sq mi (32.8 km2) Private act 1825
Lebanon Wilson County 26,190 700810007714058338338.64 sq mi (100.1 km2) Private act 1801
Lenoir City Loudon County 8,642 70072204079881895938.51 sq mi (22.0 km2) Home rule 1907
Lewisburg Marshall County 11,100 700734602241154088913.36 sq mi (34.6 km2) Private act 1837
Lexington Henderson County 7,652 700732167652330373112.42 sq mi (32.2 km2) Private act 1824
Liberty DeKalb County 310 70062900786683576321.12 sq mi (2.9 km2) Private act 1850
Linden Perry County 908 70062615887991439361.01 sq mi (2.6 km2) Private act 1850
Livingston Overton County 4,058 70071675722307387396.47 sq mi (16.8 km2) Private act 1907
Lobelville Perry County 897 70071015275339251713.92 sq mi (10.2 km2) Mayor-alderman 1959
Lookout Mountain Hamilton County 1,832 70063263385019023361.26 sq mi (3.3 km2) Private act 1890
Loretto Lawrence County 1,714 70071020455315472383.94 sq mi (10.2 km2) Mayor-alderman 1949
Loudon Loudon County 5,381 700736855530810081214.23 sq mi (36.9 km2) Private act 1850
Louisville Blount County 2,439 700734990739370639313.51 sq mi (35.0 km2) Mayor-alderman 1990
Luttrell Union County 1,074 70071015275339251713.92 sq mi (10.2 km2) Private act 1925
Lynchburg Moore County 6,362 7008337786249350021130.42 sq mi (337.8 km2) Consolidated city-county 1833
Lynnville Giles County 287 70058546960764108800.33 sq mi (0.85 km2) Private act 1838
Madisonville Monroe County 4,577 70071608382616518656.21 sq mi (16.1 km2) Private act 1866
Manchester Coffee County 10,102 700736726031404564414.18 sq mi (36.7 km2) Private act 1838
Martin Weakley County 11,473 700732918748882370512.71 sq mi (32.9 km2) Private act 1901
Maryville Blount County 27,465 700743511800253644816.8 sq mi (44 km2) Private act 1795
Mason Tipton County 1,609 70065413075150602242.09 sq mi (5.4 km2) Private act 1869
Maury City Crockett County 674 70062926686564679681.13 sq mi (2.9 km2) Private act 1911
Maynardville Union County 2,413 70071414133508243455.46 sq mi (14.1 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1870
McEwen Humphreys County 1,750 70064843277766328321.87 sq mi (4.8 km2) Private act 1917
McKenzie Carroll County
Henry County
Weakley County
5,310 70071621332557070336.26 sq mi (16.2 km2) Private act 1868
McLemoresville Carroll County 352 70066682169324666882.58 sq mi (6.7 km2) Private act 1949
McMinnville Warren County 13,605 700728671168381419511.07 sq mi (28.7 km2) Mayor-alderman 1868
Medina Gibson County 3,479 70068210262309765123.17 sq mi (8.2 km2) Private act 1907
Medon Madison County 178 70062538188348129280.98 sq mi (2.5 km2) Private act 1860
Memphis Shelby County 646,889 7008839156147748864324 sq mi (840 km2) Home rule 1826
Michie McNairy County 591 70071455573318008835.62 sq mi (14.6 km2) Mayor-alderman 1961
Middleton Hardeman County 706 70064972777171845121.92 sq mi (5.0 km2) Private act 1901
Milan Gibson County 7,851 70072307679406309378.91 sq mi (23.1 km2) Private act 1866
Milledgeville McNairy County
Chester County
Hardin County
265 70064169880857640961.61 sq mi (4.2 km2) Mayor-alderman 1903
Millersville Sumner County
Robertson County
6,440 700735508736992706513.71 sq mi (35.5 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1981
Millington Shelby County 10,176 700782232122503168031.75 sq mi (82.2 km2) Private act 1903
Minor Hill Giles County 537 70064454779549777921.72 sq mi (4.5 km2) Mayor-alderman 1969
Mitchellville Sumner County 189 70061346793817374720.52 sq mi (1.3 km2) Private act 1909
Monteagle Grundy County
Marion County
1,192 70072224799786778628.59 sq mi (22.2 km2) Mayor-alderman 1962
Monterey Putnam County 2,850 70067925363617628163.06 sq mi (7.9 km2) Private act 1901
Morrison Warren County 694 70067070667541217282.73 sq mi (7.1 km2) Private act 1905
Morristown Hamblen County 29,137 700772390167683891227.95 sq mi (72.4 km2) Private act 1867
Moscow Fayette County 556 70063237485137920001.25 sq mi (3.2 km2) Private act 1860
Mosheim Greene County 2,362 70071587662711635966.13 sq mi (15.9 km2) Mayor-alderman 1974
Mount Carmel Hawkins County 5,429 70071797451748573186.94 sq mi (18.0 km2) Mayor-alderman 1961
Mount Juliet Wilson County 23,671 700751255864703549419.79 sq mi (51.3 km2) Home rule 1972
Mount Pleasant Maury County 4,561 700731908653519339512.32 sq mi (31.9 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1824
Mountain City Johnson County 2,531 70068572860645212163.31 sq mi (8.6 km2) Private act 1905
Munford Tipton County 5,927 70072217029822447618.56 sq mi (22.2 km2) Private act 1905
Murfreesboro Rutherford County 108,755 700814371844024254455.49 sq mi (143.7 km2) Private act 1903
Nashville Davidson County 626,681 7009136217834675011525.94 sq mi (1,362.2 km2) Consolidated city-county 1806
New Hope Marion County 1,082 700726935876347494410.4 sq mi (27 km2) Mayor-alderman 1974
New Johnsonville Humphreys County 1,951 70071833711582117887.08 sq mi (18.3 km2) Private act 1949
New Market Jefferson County 1,334 70071067075101458434.12 sq mi (10.7 km2) Mayor-alderman 1911
New Tazewell Claiborne County 3,037 70071328663900602365.13 sq mi (13.3 km2) Mayor-alderman 1887
Newbern Dyer County 3,313 70071263914197843964.88 sq mi (12.6 km2) Private act 1858
Newport Cocke County 6,945 70071432263425015805.53 sq mi (14.3 km2) Private act 1799
Niota McMinn County 719 70065672073961635842.19 sq mi (5.7 km2) Private act 1911
Nolensville Williamson County 5,861 70071926951154089987.44 sq mi (19.3 km2) Mayor-alderman 1838
Normandy Bedford County 141 70055956972653772800.23 sq mi (0.60 km2) Private act 1858
Norris Anderson County 1,491 70071862201451331587.19 sq mi (18.6 km2) Private act 1949
Oak Hill Davidson County 4,529 70072061630535827457.96 sq mi (20.6 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1952
Oak Ridge Anderson County
Roane County
29,330 700823304713016803389.98 sq mi (233.0 km2) Home rule 1962
Oakdale Morgan County 212 70062201489893785600.85 sq mi (2.2 km2) Private act 1911
Oakland Fayette County 6,623 700726650977655357410.29 sq mi (26.7 km2) Private act 1919
Obion Obion County 1,119 70063910882046607361.51 sq mi (3.9 km2) Private act 1903
Oliver Springs Anderson County
Morgan County
Roane County
3,231 70071440033389346815.56 sq mi (14.4 km2) Private act 1903
Oneida Scott County 3,752 70072457898716708869.49 sq mi (24.6 km2) Private act 1905
Orlinda Robertson County 859 70071735292033925126.7 sq mi (17 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1965
Orme Marion County 126 70071072255077679104.14 sq mi (10.7 km2) Private act 1935
Palmer Grundy County 672 70071279454126505984.94 sq mi (12.8 km2) Private act 1925
Paris Henry County 10,156 700733747545077678013.03 sq mi (33.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1849
Parker's Crossroads Henderson County 330 70069660655651553283.73 sq mi (9.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1981
Parrottsville Cocke County 263 70061916591201648640.74 sq mi (1.9 km2) Private act 1923
Parsons Decatur County 2,373 70071072255077679104.14 sq mi (10.7 km2) Private act 1913
Pegram Cheatham County 2,093 70071999470821179397.72 sq mi (20.0 km2) Mayor-alderman 1972
Petersburg Lincoln County
Marshall County
544 70062434588823715840.94 sq mi (2.4 km2) Private act 1837
Philadelphia Loudon County 656 70064143980976537601.6 sq mi (4.1 km2) Mayor-alderman 1968
Pigeon Forge Sevier County 5,875 700734213742937538513.21 sq mi (34.2 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1961
Pikeville Bledsoe County 1,608 70066319570989219842.44 sq mi (6.3 km2) Private act 1911
Piperton Fayette County 1,445 700770706675412172827.3 sq mi (71 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1974
Pittman Center Sevier County 502 70071572122782973956.07 sq mi (15.7 km2) Mayor-alderman 1974
Plainview Union County 2,125 70071683492271718406.5 sq mi (17 km2) Mayor-alderman 1992
Pleasant Hill Cumberland County 563 70064040381452124161.56 sq mi (4.0 km2) Private act 1903
Pleasant View Cheatham County 4,149 700732426651141406712.52 sq mi (32.4 km2) Mayor-alderman 1921
Portland Sumner County 11,480 700736985030215598014.28 sq mi (37.0 km2) Private act 1905
Powell's Crossroads Marion County 1,322 70071305354007609345.04 sq mi (13.1 km2) Mayor-alderman 1976
Pulaski Giles County 7,870 70071869971415662597.22 sq mi (18.7 km2) Private act 1809
Puryear Henry County 671 70062382789061509120.92 sq mi (2.4 km2) Private act 1909
Ramer McNairy County 319 70064428879668674561.71 sq mi (4.4 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1958
Red Bank Hamilton County 11,651 70071688672247939076.52 sq mi (16.9 km2) Home rule 1945
Red Boiling Springs Macon County 1,112 70064532479193088001.75 sq mi (4.5 km2) Private act 1953
Ridgely Lake County 1,795 70064428879668674561.71 sq mi (4.4 km2) Private act 1909
Ridgeside Hamilton County 390 70054402979787571200.17 sq mi (0.44 km2) Private act 1925
Ridgetop Robertson County
Davidson County
1,874 70067536865401077762.91 sq mi (7.5 km2) Private act 1935
Ripley Lauderdale County 8,445 700733281347217817612.85 sq mi (33.3 km2) Private act 1838
Rives Obion County 326 70059064958386176000.35 sq mi (0.91 km2) Private act 1905
Rockford Blount County 856 70068313861834178563.21 sq mi (8.3 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1970
Rockwood Roane County 5,562 70072090120405041158.07 sq mi (20.9 km2) Private act 1903
Rocky Top[9] Anderson County
Campbell County
1,781 70064118081095434241.59 sq mi (4.1 km2) Private act 1939
Rogersville Hawkins County 4,420 70068805959575142403.4 sq mi (8.8 km2) Private act 1903
Rossville Fayette County 664 70071310533983830015.06 sq mi (13.1 km2) Private act 1903
Rutherford Gibson County 1,151 70065956972653772802.3 sq mi (6.0 km2) Private act 1799
Rutledge Grainger County 1,122 70071214704423747584.69 sq mi (12.1 km2) Mayor-alderman 1797
St. Joseph Lawrence County 782 70069116758148382723.52 sq mi (9.1 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1870
Saltillo Hardin County 303 70062382789061509120.92 sq mi (2.4 km2) Private act 1951
Samburg Obion County 217 70062123790250475510.82 sq mi (2.1 km2) Private act 1909
Sardis Henderson County 381 70066215971464806402.4 sq mi (6.2 km2) Private act 1859
Saulsbury Hardeman County 81 70059323957197209600.36 sq mi (0.93 km2) Private act 1849
Savannah Hardin County 6,982 70071688672247939076.52 sq mi (16.9 km2) Private act 1833
Scotts Hill Henderson County
Decatur County
984 70069764255175966723.77 sq mi (9.8 km2) Private act 1917
Selmer McNairy County 4,396 70072535598360018949.79 sq mi (25.4 km2) Private act 1901
Sevierville Sevier County 14,807 700762781311794544624.24 sq mi (62.8 km2) Home rule 1795
Sharon Weakley County 944 70062926686564679681.13 sq mi (2.9 km2) Private act 1901
Shelbyville Bedford County 20,335 700748199678733352918.61 sq mi (48.2 km2) Private act 1819
Signal Mountain Hamilton County 7,554 70071983930892517377.66 sq mi (19.8 km2) Private act 1919
Silerton Hardeman County
Chester County
111 70061709392152821760.66 sq mi (1.7 km2) Private act 1923
Slayden Dickson County 178 70063470584067850241.34 sq mi (3.5 km2) Private act 1913
Smithville DeKalb County 4,530 70071530682973208575.91 sq mi (15.3 km2) Private act 1843
Smyrna Rutherford County 39,974 700776948546758082529.71 sq mi (76.9 km2) Private act 1869
Sneedville Hancock County 1,387 70065956972653772802.3 sq mi (6.0 km2) Mayor-alderman 1850
Soddy-Daisy Hamilton County 12,714 700760709321306275823.44 sq mi (60.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1969
Somerville Fayette County 3,094 700732452551022510012.53 sq mi (32.5 km2) Private act 1854
South Carthage Smith County 1,322 70067018867779010562.71 sq mi (7.0 km2) Mayor-alderman 1963
South Fulton Obion County 2,354 70068546960764108803.3 sq mi (8.5 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1903
South Pittsburg Marion County 2,992 70071553992866201606 sq mi (16 km2) Private act 1901
Sparta White County 4,925 70071745651986366466.74 sq mi (17.5 km2) Private act 1841
Spencer Van Buren County 1,601 70071779321831800836.87 sq mi (17.8 km2) Private act 1846
Spring City Rhea County 1,981 70066837568611287042.64 sq mi (6.8 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1953
Spring Hill Williamson County
Maury County
29,036 700770214577671208927.11 sq mi (70.2 km2) Mayor-alderman 1837
Springfield Robertson County 16,440 700734550441391882213.34 sq mi (34.6 km2) Private act 1796
Stanton Haywood County 452 70061320893936271360.51 sq mi (1.3 km2) Private act 1927
Stantonville McNairy County 283 70062874886802472961.11 sq mi (2.9 km2) Mayor-alderman 1966
Sunbright Morgan County 552 70069790155057070083.78 sq mi (9.8 km2) Mayor-alderman 1990
Surgoinsville Hawkins County 1,801 70071452983329898495.61 sq mi (14.5 km2) Mayor-alderman 1815
Sweetwater Monroe County
McMinn County
5,764 70072206669870006278.52 sq mi (22.1 km2) Home rule 1901
Tazewell Claiborne County 2,218 70071147364732878844.43 sq mi (11.5 km2) Mayor-alderman 1801
Tellico Plains Monroe County 880 70065024576934051831.94 sq mi (5.0 km2) Private act 1911
Tennessee Ridge Houston County
Stewart County
1,368 70069608855889346563.71 sq mi (9.6 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1960
Thompson's Station Williamson County 2,194 700748588176949903318.76 sq mi (48.6 km2) Mayor-alderman 1990
Three Way Madison County 1,709 70071175854602092544.54 sq mi (11.8 km2) Mayor-alderman 1998
Tiptonville Lake County 4,464 70065309475626188802.05 sq mi (5.3 km2) Private act 1907
Toone Hardeman County 364 70062719487515852801.05 sq mi (2.7 km2) Private act 1903
Townsend Blount County 448 70065620274199429122.17 sq mi (5.6 km2) Private act 1921
Tracy City Grundy County 1,481 70071271684162174974.91 sq mi (12.7 km2) Private act 1915
Trenton Gibson County 4,264 70072123790250475528.2 sq mi (21 km2) Private act 1846
Trezevant Carroll County 859 70063600083473367041.39 sq mi (3.6 km2) Private act 1911
Trimble Dyer County
Obion County
637 70061683492271718400.65 sq mi (1.7 km2) Private act 1905
Troy Obion County 1,371 70063859082284400641.49 sq mi (3.9 km2) Private act 1901
Tullahoma Coffee County
Franklin County
18,655 700761020119879516123.56 sq mi (61.0 km2) Private act 1858
Tusculum Greene County 2,663 70071245784281071614.81 sq mi (12.5 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1959
Unicoi Unicoi County 3,632 700742501704890613716.41 sq mi (42.5 km2) Mayor-alderman 1994
Union City Obion County 10,895 700730924458037411811.94 sq mi (30.9 km2) Modified manager-council 1867
Vanleer Dickson County 395 70061683492271718400.65 sq mi (1.7 km2) Private act 1913
Viola Warren County 131 70054402979787571200.17 sq mi (0.44 km2) Private act 1901
Vonore Monroe County 1,474 700730898558156308411.93 sq mi (30.9 km2) Mayor-alderman 1965
Walden Hamilton County 1,898 70069272157435002883.58 sq mi (9.3 km2) Mayor-alderman 1975
Wartburg Morgan County 918 70062486388585922560.96 sq mi (2.5 km2) Mayor-alderman 1905
Wartrace Bedford County 651 70061787091796131840.69 sq mi (1.8 km2) Private act 1858
Watauga Carter County 458 70062149690131578880.83 sq mi (2.1 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1960
Watertown Wilson County 1,477 70063392884424540161.31 sq mi (3.4 km2) Private act 1905
Waverly Humphreys County 4,105 70072271419572764678.77 sq mi (22.7 km2) Private act 1838
Waynesboro Wayne County 2,449 70069712455413760003.75 sq mi (9.7 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1850
Westmoreland Sumner County 2,206 70071020455315472383.94 sq mi (10.2 km2) Private act 1901
White Bluff Dickson County 3,206 70071535862949429245.93 sq mi (15.4 km2) Private act 1869
White House Sumner County
Robertson County
10,255 700728463969332592610.99 sq mi (28.5 km2) Mayor-alderman 1921
White Pine Jefferson County 2,196 70066837568611287042.64 sq mi (6.8 km2) Private act 1915
Whiteville Hardeman County 4,638 70067122467303424002.75 sq mi (7.1 km2) Private act 1901
Whitwell Marion County 1,699 70068780059694039043.39 sq mi (8.8 km2) Home rule 1956
Williston Fayette County 395 70064195780738744321.62 sq mi (4.2 km2) Uniform manager-commission 1970
Winchester Franklin County 8,530 700730328760772034511.71 sq mi (30.3 km2) Private act 1821
Winfield Scott County 967 70071644642450063366.35 sq mi (16.4 km2) Mayor-alderman 1983
Woodbury Cannon County 2,680 70065205876101775352.01 sq mi (5.2 km2) Private act 1838
Woodland Mills Obion County 378 70063185685375713281.23 sq mi (3.2 km2) Mayor-alderman 1968
Yorkville Gibson County 286 70063677783116677121.42 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.

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" (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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