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 NameCounty(ies)[B]Population
(2010 Census)[5]
(as of 2010)[5]
Form of municipal charter[2]Incorporation
AdamsRobertson County63370002680000000000002.68 sq mi (6.9 km2)Uniform manager-commission1963
AdamsvilleMcNairy County
Hardin County
2,20770006910000000000006.91 sq mi (17.9 km2)Private act1869
AlamoCrockett County2,46170002200000000000002.2 sq mi (5.7 km2)Private act1911
AlcoaBlount County8,449700115660000000000015.66 sq mi (40.6 km2)Private act1919
AlexandriaDeKalb County96670002020000000000002.02 sq mi (5.2 km2)Private act1848
AlgoodPutnam County3,49570004030000000000004.03 sq mi (10.4 km2)Private act1901
AllardtFentress County63470003900000000000003.9 sq mi (10 km2)Mayor-alderman1964
AltamontGrundy County1,045700120160000000000020.16 sq mi (52.2 km2)Private act1854
ArdmoreGiles County1,21370004590000000000004.59 sq mi (11.9 km2)Private act1949
ArlingtonShelby County11,517700123070000000000023.07 sq mi (59.8 km2)Mayor-alderman1900
Ashland CityCheatham County4,541700110850000000000010.85 sq mi (28.1 km2)Private act1859
AthensMcMinn County13,458700113980000000000013.98 sq mi (36.2 km2)Private act1870
AtokaTipton County8,387700112360000000000012.36 sq mi (32.0 km2)Private act1838
AtwoodCarroll County93870001850000000000001.85 sq mi (4.8 km2)Mayor-alderman1941
AuburntownCannon County26969995700000000000000.57 sq mi (1.5 km2)Private act1949
BaileytonGreene County43170001680000000000001.68 sq mi (4.4 km2)Private act1915
BaneberryJefferson County48270001820000000000001.82 sq mi (4.7 km2)Uniform manager-commission1986
BartlettShelby County54,613700126670000000000026.67 sq mi (69.1 km2)Private act1866
BaxterPutnam County1,36570003030000000000003.03 sq mi (7.8 km2)Private act1915
Bean StationGrainger County2,82670005389999999999995.39 sq mi (14.0 km2)Mayor-alderman1996
Beersheba SpringsGrundy County47770004910000000000004.91 sq mi (12.7 km2)Uniform manager-commission1955
Bell BuckleBedford County50069996000000000000000.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)Mayor-alderman1877
Belle MeadeDavidson County2,91270003080000000000003.08 sq mi (8.0 km2)Uniform manager-commission1938[7][8]
BellsCrockett County2,43770002330000000000002.33 sq mi (6.0 km2)Private act1889
BentonPolk County1,38570003210000000000003.21 sq mi (8.3 km2)Private act1915
Berry HillDavidson County53769999100000000000000.91 sq mi (2.4 km2)Uniform manager-commission1950
Bethel SpringsMcNairy County71870002160000000000002.16 sq mi (5.6 km2)Private act1870
Big SandyBenton County55769997100000000000000.71 sq mi (1.8 km2)Private act1903
BlaineGrainger County1,85670009390000000000009.39 sq mi (24.3 km2)Mayor-alderman1978
Bluff CitySullivan County1,73370001600000000000001.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)Private act1870
BolivarHardeman County5,41770008420000000000008.42 sq mi (21.8 km2)Private act1827
BradenFayette County28270003830000000000003.83 sq mi (9.9 km2)Uniform manager-commission1969
BradfordGibson County1,04870001730000000000001.73 sq mi (4.5 km2)Private act1913
BrentwoodWilliamson County37,060700141229999999999941.23 sq mi (106.8 km2)Uniform manager-commission1969
BrightonTipton County2,73570002790000000000002.79 sq mi (7.2 km2)Private act1913
BristolSullivan County26,702700132440000000000032.44 sq mi (84.0 km2)Private act1856
BrownsvilleHaywood County10,292700110200000000000010.2 sq mi (26 km2)Private act1870
BrucetonCarroll County1,47870001890000000000001.89 sq mi (4.9 km2)Private act1925
Bulls GapHawkins County73870001290000000000001.29 sq mi (3.3 km2)Mayor-alderman1955
BurlisonTipton County42570001080000000000001.08 sq mi (2.8 km2)Uniform manager-commission1965
BurnsDickson County1,46870003740000000000003.74 sq mi (9.7 km2)Private act1953
ByrdstownPickett County80370001530000000000001.53 sq mi (4.0 km2)Private act1917
CalhounMcMinn County49070001149999999999991.15 sq mi (3.0 km2)Uniform manager-commission1961
CamdenBenton County3,58270005670000000000005.67 sq mi (14.7 km2)Private act1838
CarthageSmith County2,30670002860000000000002.86 sq mi (7.4 km2)Private act1804
CaryvilleCampbell County2,29770005400000000000005.4 sq mi (14 km2)Mayor-alderman1968
Cedar HillRobertson County31469996900000000000000.69 sq mi (1.8 km2)Uniform manager-commission1870
CelinaClay County1,49570001700000000000001.7 sq mi (4.4 km2)Private act1846
CentertownWarren County24369999400000000000000.94 sq mi (2.4 km2)Private act1951
CentervilleHickman County3,644700111310000000000011.31 sq mi (29.3 km2)Private act1853
Chapel HillMarshall County1,44570003240000000000003.24 sq mi (8.4 km2)Private act1850
CharlestonBradley County65170001060000000000001.06 sq mi (2.7 km2)Uniform manager-commission1956
CharlotteDickson County1,23570001740000000000001.74 sq mi (4.5 km2)Private act1804
ChattanoogaHamilton County167,6747002144550000000000144.55 sq mi (374.4 km2)Home rule1839
Church HillHawkins County6,73770009810000000000009.81 sq mi (25.4 km2)Mayor-alderman1958
ClarksburgCarroll County39370002020000000000002.02 sq mi (5.2 km2)Mayor-alderman1858
ClarksvilleMontgomery County132,929700198280000000000098.28 sq mi (254.5 km2)Private act1807
ClevelandBradley County41,285700126900000000000026.9 sq mi (70 km2)Private act1842
CliftonWayne County2,69470006930000000000006.93 sq mi (17.9 km2)Uniform manager-commission1856
ClintonAnderson County9,841700112020000000000012.02 sq mi (31.1 km2)Home rule1801
CoalmontGrundy County84170006080000000000006.08 sq mi (15.7 km2)Uniform manager-commission1957
CollegedaleHamilton County8,28270009900000000000009.9 sq mi (26 km2)Uniform manager-commission1968
ColliervilleShelby County43,965700129410000000000029.41 sq mi (76.2 km2)Private act1807
CollinwoodWayne County98270002820000000000002.82 sq mi (7.3 km2)Uniform manager-commission1921
ColumbiaMaury County34,681700131560000000000031.56 sq mi (81.7 km2)Private act1817
CookevillePutnam County30,435700132850000000000032.85 sq mi (85.1 km2)Private act1903
CoopertownRobertson County4,278700131490000000000031.49 sq mi (81.6 km2)Mayor-alderman1996
CopperhillPolk County35470001910000000000001.91 sq mi (4.9 km2)Private act1913
CornersvilleMarshall County1,19470006260000000000006.26 sq mi (16.2 km2)Private act1849
Cottage GroveHenry County8869991900000000000000.19 sq mi (0.49 km2)Private act1856
CovingtonTipton County9,038700111440000000000011.44 sq mi (29.6 km2)Private act1826
CowanFranklin County1,73770002069999999999992.07 sq mi (5.4 km2)Private act1921
Crab OrchardCumberland County752700111110000000000011.11 sq mi (28.8 km2)Mayor-alderman1921
Cross PlainsRobertson County1,71470008490000000000008.49 sq mi (22.0 km2)Uniform manager-commission1973
CrossvilleCumberland County10,795700120360000000000020.36 sq mi (52.7 km2)Private act1901
CrumpHardin County1,428700113360000000000013.36 sq mi (34.6 km2)Mayor-alderman1988
Cumberland CityStewart County31170005309999999999995.31 sq mi (13.8 km2)Mayor-alderman1903
Cumberland GapClaiborne County49469993300000000000000.33 sq mi (0.85 km2)Private act1907
DandridgeJefferson County2,81270006420000000000006.42 sq mi (16.6 km2)Private act1799
DaytonRhea County7,19170007880000000000007.88 sq mi (20.4 km2)Private act1903
DecaturMeigs County1,59870003000000000000003 sq mi (7.8 km2)Private act1838
DecaturvilleDecatur County86770001660000000000001.66 sq mi (4.3 km2)Private act1850
DecherdFranklin County2,36170004750000000000004.75 sq mi (12.3 km2)Private act1868
DicksonDickson County14,538700120030000000000020.03 sq mi (51.9 km2)Private act1873
DoverStewart County1,41770003880000000000003.88 sq mi (10.0 km2)Mayor-alderman1805
DowelltownDeKalb County35569997900000000000000.79 sq mi (2.0 km2)Private act1949
DoyleWhite County53770001310000000000001.31 sq mi (3.4 km2)Mayor-alderman1905
DresdenWeakley County3,00570005570000000000005.57 sq mi (14.4 km2)Private act1827
DucktownPolk County47570002630000000000002.63 sq mi (6.8 km2)Uniform manager-commission1951
DunlapSequatchie County4,815700110740000000000010.74 sq mi (27.8 km2)Private act1901
DyerGibson County2,34170002279999999999992.28 sq mi (5.9 km2)Private act1899
DyersburgDyer County17,145700117470000000000017.47 sq mi (45.2 km2)Private act1850
EaglevilleRutherford County60470002310000000000002.31 sq mi (6.0 km2)Private act1949
East RidgeHamilton County20,97970008279999999999998.28 sq mi (21.4 km2)Home rule1921
EastviewMcNairy County70570004889999999999994.89 sq mi (12.7 km2)Mayor-alderman1967
ElizabethtonCarter County14,17670009900000000000009.9 sq mi (26 km2)Modified manager-council1799
ElktonGiles County57870002160000000000002.16 sq mi (5.6 km2)Private act1907
EnglewoodMcMinn County1,53270001820000000000001.82 sq mi (4.7 km2)Private act1919
EnvilleChester County
McNairy County
18970001450000000000001.45 sq mi (3.8 km2)Private act1953
ErinHouston County1,32470004090000000000004.09 sq mi (10.6 km2)Private act1909
ErwinUnicoi County6,09770004040000000000004.04 sq mi (10.5 km2)Private act1903
Estill SpringsFranklin County2,05570004680000000000004.68 sq mi (12.1 km2)Mayor-alderman1948
EthridgeLawrence County46570001170000000000001.17 sq mi (3.0 km2)Uniform manager-commission1907
EtowahMcMinn County3,49070002920000000000002.92 sq mi (7.6 km2)Home rule1909
FairviewWilliamson County7,720700116920000000000016.92 sq mi (43.8 km2)Uniform manager-commission1959
FarragutKnox County20,676700116200000000000016.2 sq mi (42 km2)Mayor-alderman1980
FayettevilleLincoln County6,827700110960000000000010.96 sq mi (28.4 km2)Private act1819
FingerMcNairy County29870001530000000000001.53 sq mi (4.0 km2)Mayor-alderman1970
Forest HillsDavidson County4,81270009220000000000009.22 sq mi (23.9 km2)Uniform manager-commission1957
FranklinWilliamson County62,487700141450000000000041.45 sq mi (107.4 km2)Private act1799
FriendshipCrockett County66870001300000000000001.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)Private act1858
FriendsvilleBlount County91370003010000000000003.01 sq mi (7.8 km2)Private act1953
GadsdenCrockett County47070001090000000000001.09 sq mi (2.8 km2)Private act1868
GainesboroJackson County9621.78 sq mi (4.7 km2)Private act1905
GallatinSumner County30,278700131750000000000031.75 sq mi (82.2 km2)Private act1801
GallawayFayette County68070006130000000000006.13 sq mi (15.9 km2)Uniform manager-commission1869
GarlandTipton County31069995800000000000000.58 sq mi (1.5 km2)Private act1913
GatesLauderdale County64769997000000000000000.70 sq mi (1.8 km2)Private act1901
GatlinburgSevier County3,944700110350000000000010.35 sq mi (26.8 km2)Private act1945
GermantownShelby County38,844700120000000000000020 sq mi (52 km2)Private act1841
GibsonGibson County39669996100000000000000.61 sq mi (1.6 km2)Private act1909
Gilt EdgeTipton County47770002759999999999992.76 sq mi (7.1 km2)Uniform manager-commission1967
GleasonWeakley County1,44570002279999999999992.28 sq mi (5.9 km2)Private act1903
GoodlettsvilleDavidson County
Sumner County
15,921700114320000000000014.32 sq mi (37.1 km2)Uniform manager-commission1858
GordonsvilleSmith County1,21370007110000000000007.11 sq mi (18.4 km2)Private act1909
Grand JunctionHardeman County
Fayette County
32570001180000000000001.18 sq mi (3.1 km2)Private act1901
GraysvilleRhea County1,50270001170000000000001.17 sq mi (3.0 km2)Private act1917
GreenbackLoudon County1,06470008090000000000008.09 sq mi (21.0 km2)Mayor-alderman1957
GreenbrierRobertson County6,43370007000000000000007 sq mi (18 km2)Private act1937
GreenevilleGreene County15,062700117010000000000017.01 sq mi (44.1 km2)Private act1795
GreenfieldWeakley County2,18270003700000000000003.7 sq mi (9.6 km2)Private act1905
Gruetli-LaagerGrundy County1,813700112560000000000012.56 sq mi (32.5 km2)Mayor-alderman1980
GuysMcNairy County466700111720000000000011.72 sq mi (30.4 km2)Mayor-alderman1986
HallsLauderdale County2,25570003670000000000003.67 sq mi (9.5 km2)Private act1901
HarrimanRoane County6,350700110570000000000010.57 sq mi (27.4 km2)Private act1891
HarrogateClaiborne County4,38970007630000000000007.63 sq mi (19.8 km2)Mayor-alderman1992
HartsvilleTrousdale County7,8707002116640000000000116.64 sq mi (302.1 km2)Consolidated city-county1833
HendersonChester County6,30970007860000000000007.86 sq mi (20.4 km2)Private act1869
HendersonvilleSumner County51,372700136930000000000036.93 sq mi (95.6 km2)Mayor-alderman1901
HenningLauderdale County94570002390000000000002.39 sq mi (6.2 km2)Private act1875
HenryHenry County46470001450000000000001.45 sq mi (3.8 km2)Private act1907
Hickory ValleyHardeman County9969993300000000000000.33 sq mi (0.85 km2)Private act1951
HohenwaldLewis County3,75770005349999999999995.35 sq mi (13.9 km2)Private act1911
Hollow RockCarroll County71870001790000000000001.79 sq mi (4.6 km2)Private act1869
HornbeakObion County42469997000000000000000.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)Private act1923
HornsbyHardeman County30370001180000000000001.18 sq mi (3.1 km2)Private act1920
HumboldtGibson County8,45270009710000000000009.71 sq mi (25.1 km2)Private act1866
HuntingdonCarroll County3,985700111940000000000011.94 sq mi (30.9 km2)Private act1849
HuntlandFranklin County87270001450000000000001.45 sq mi (3.8 km2)Private act1907
HuntsvilleScott County1,24870003930000000000003.93 sq mi (10.2 km2)Mayor-alderman1856
Iron CityLawrence County
Wayne County
32869999300000000000000.93 sq mi (2.4 km2)Uniform manager-commission1962
JacksboroCampbell County2,02070002540000000000002.54 sq mi (6.6 km2)Mayor-alderman1967
JacksonMadison County65,211700153729999999999953.73 sq mi (139.2 km2)Private act1845
JamestownFentress County1,95970002900000000000002.9 sq mi (7.5 km2)Private act1920
JasperMarion County3,27970009470000000000009.47 sq mi (24.5 km2)Mayor-alderman1852
Jefferson CityJefferson County8,04770006430000000000006.43 sq mi (16.7 km2)Private act1901
JellicoCampbell County2,35570006380000000000006.38 sq mi (16.5 km2)Private act1903
Johnson CityWashington County
Carter County
Sullivan County
63,152700143270000000000043.27 sq mi (112.1 km2)Home rule1869
JonesboroughWashington County5,05170005139999999999995.14 sq mi (13.3 km2)Private act1779
KentonGibson County
Obion County
1,28170002009999999999992.01 sq mi (5.2 km2)Private act1899
KimballMarion County1,39570004870000000000004.87 sq mi (12.6 km2)Mayor-alderman1962
KingsportSullivan County
Hawkins County
48,205700150750000000000050.75 sq mi (131.4 km2)Private act1917
KingstonRoane County5,93470007850000000000007.85 sq mi (20.3 km2)Private act1799
Kingston SpringsCheatham County2,75670009920000000000009.92 sq mi (25.7 km2)Uniform manager-commission1965
KnoxvilleKnox County178,8747002104170000000000104.17 sq mi (269.8 km2)Home rule1791
LafayetteMacon County4,47470004760000000000004.76 sq mi (12.3 km2)Private act1843
La FolletteCampbell County7,45670004910000000000004.91 sq mi (12.7 km2)Private act1897
LaGrangeFayette County13370001810000000000001.81 sq mi (4.7 km2)Private act1831
LakelandShelby County12,430700123890000000000023.89 sq mi (61.9 km2)Uniform manager-commission1977
LakesiteHamilton County1,82670001680000000000001.68 sq mi (4.4 km2)Uniform manager-commission1972
La VergneRutherford County32,588700125220000000000025.22 sq mi (65.3 km2)Mayor-alderman1972
LawrenceburgLawrence County10,428700112670000000000012.67 sq mi (32.8 km2)Private act1825
LebanonWilson County26,190700138640000000000038.64 sq mi (100.1 km2)Private act1801
Lenoir CityLoudon County8,64270008510000000000008.51 sq mi (22.0 km2)Home rule1907
LewisburgMarshall County11,100700113360000000000013.36 sq mi (34.6 km2)Private act1837
LexingtonHenderson County7,652700112420000000000012.42 sq mi (32.2 km2)Private act1824
LibertyDeKalb County31070001120000000000001.12 sq mi (2.9 km2)Private act1850
LindenPerry County90870001010000000000001.01 sq mi (2.6 km2)Private act1850
LivingstonOverton County4,05870006470000000000006.47 sq mi (16.8 km2)Private act1907
LobelvillePerry County89770003920000000000003.92 sq mi (10.2 km2)Mayor-alderman1959
Lookout MountainHamilton County1,83270001260000000000001.26 sq mi (3.3 km2)Private act1890
LorettoLawrence County1,71470003940000000000003.94 sq mi (10.2 km2)Mayor-alderman1949
LoudonLoudon County5,381700114230000000000014.23 sq mi (36.9 km2)Private act1850
LouisvilleBlount County2,439700113510000000000013.51 sq mi (35.0 km2)Mayor-alderman1990
LuttrellUnion County1,07470003920000000000003.92 sq mi (10.2 km2)Private act1925
LynchburgMoore County6,3627002130419999999999130.42 sq mi (337.8 km2)Consolidated city-county1833
LynnvilleGiles County28769993300000000000000.33 sq mi (0.85 km2)Private act1838
MadisonvilleMonroe County4,57770006210000000000006.21 sq mi (16.1 km2)Private act1866
ManchesterCoffee County10,102700114180000000000014.18 sq mi (36.7 km2)Private act1838
MartinWeakley County4,635700112710000000000012.71 sq mi (32.9 km2)Private act1901
MaryvilleBlount County27,465700116800000000000016.8 sq mi (44 km2)Private act1795
MasonTipton County1,60970002090000000000002.09 sq mi (5.4 km2)Private act1869
Maury CityCrockett County67470001129999999999991.13 sq mi (2.9 km2)Private act1911
MaynardvilleUnion County2,41370005460000000000005.46 sq mi (14.1 km2)Uniform manager-commission1870
McEwenHumphreys County1,75070001870000000000001.87 sq mi (4.8 km2)Private act1917
McKenzieCarroll County
Henry County
Weakley County
5,31070006260000000000006.26 sq mi (16.2 km2)Private act1868
McLemoresvilleCarroll County35270002580000000000002.58 sq mi (6.7 km2)Private act1949
McMinnvilleWarren County13,605700111070000000000011.07 sq mi (28.7 km2)Mayor-alderman1868
MedinaGibson County3,47970003170000000000003.17 sq mi (8.2 km2)Private act1907
MedonMadison County17869999800000000000000.98 sq mi (2.5 km2)Private act1860
MemphisShelby County646,8897002324000000000000324 sq mi (840 km2)Home rule1826
MichieMcNairy County59170005620000000000005.62 sq mi (14.6 km2)Mayor-alderman1961
MiddletonHardeman County70670001920000000000001.92 sq mi (5.0 km2)Private act1901
MilanGibson County7,85170008910000000000008.91 sq mi (23.1 km2)Private act1866
MilledgevilleMcNairy County
Chester County
Hardin County
26570001610000000000001.61 sq mi (4.2 km2)Mayor-alderman1903
MillersvilleSumner County
Robertson County
6,440700113710000000000013.71 sq mi (35.5 km2)Uniform manager-commission1981
MillingtonShelby County10,176700131750000000000031.75 sq mi (82.2 km2)Private act1903
Minor HillGiles County53770001720000000000001.72 sq mi (4.5 km2)Mayor-alderman1969
MitchellvilleSumner County18969995200000000000000.52 sq mi (1.3 km2)Private act1909
MonteagleGrundy County
Marion County
1,19270008590000000000008.59 sq mi (22.2 km2)Mayor-alderman1962
MontereyPutnam County2,85070003060000000000003.06 sq mi (7.9 km2)Private act1901
MorrisonWarren County69470002730000000000002.73 sq mi (7.1 km2)Private act1905
MorristownHamblen County29,137700127950000000000027.95 sq mi (72.4 km2)Private act1867
MoscowFayette County55670001250000000000001.25 sq mi (3.2 km2)Private act1860
MosheimGreene County2,36270006130000000000006.13 sq mi (15.9 km2)Mayor-alderman1974
Mount CarmelHawkins County5,42970006940000000000006.94 sq mi (18.0 km2)Mayor-alderman1961
Mount JulietWilson County23,671700119790000000000019.79 sq mi (51.3 km2)Home rule1972
Mount PleasantMaury County4,561700112320000000000012.32 sq mi (31.9 km2)Uniform manager-commission1824
Mountain CityJohnson County2,53170003310000000000003.31 sq mi (8.6 km2)Private act1905
MunfordTipton County5,92770008560000000000008.56 sq mi (22.2 km2)Private act1905
MurfreesboroRutherford County108,755700155490000000000055.49 sq mi (143.7 km2)Private act1903
NashvilleDavidson County626,6817002525940000000000525.94 sq mi (1,362.2 km2)Consolidated city-county1806
New HopeMarion County1,082700110400000000000010.4 sq mi (27 km2)Mayor-alderman1974
New JohnsonvilleHumphreys County1,95170007080000000000007.08 sq mi (18.3 km2)Private act1949
New MarketJefferson County1,33470004120000000000004.12 sq mi (10.7 km2)Mayor-alderman1911
New TazewellClaiborne County3,03770005130000000000005.13 sq mi (13.3 km2)Mayor-alderman1887
NewbernDyer County3,31370004880000000000004.88 sq mi (12.6 km2)Private act1858
NewportCocke County6,94570005530000000000005.53 sq mi (14.3 km2)Private act1799
NiotaMcMinn County71970002190000000000002.19 sq mi (5.7 km2)Private act1911
NolensvilleWilliamson County5,86170007440000000000007.44 sq mi (19.3 km2)Mayor-alderman1838
NormandyBedford County14169992300000000000000.23 sq mi (0.60 km2)Private act1858
NorrisAnderson County1,49170007190000000000007.19 sq mi (18.6 km2)Private act1949
Oak HillDavidson County4,52970007960000000000007.96 sq mi (20.6 km2)Uniform manager-commission1952
Oak RidgeAnderson County
Roane County
29,330700189980000000000089.98 sq mi (233.0 km2)Home rule1962
OakdaleMorgan County21269998500000000000000.85 sq mi (2.2 km2)Private act1911
OaklandFayette County6,623700110289999999999910.29 sq mi (26.7 km2)Private act1919
ObionObion County1,11970001510000000000001.51 sq mi (3.9 km2)Private act1903
Oliver SpringsAnderson County
Morgan County
Roane County
3,23170005559999999999995.56 sq mi (14.4 km2)Private act1903
OneidaScott County3,75270009490000000000009.49 sq mi (24.6 km2)Private act1905
OrlindaRobertson County85970006700000000000006.7 sq mi (17 km2)Uniform manager-commission1965
OrmeMarion County12670004139999999999994.14 sq mi (10.7 km2)Private act1935
PalmerGrundy County67270004940000000000004.94 sq mi (12.8 km2)Private act1925
ParisHenry County10,156700113030000000000013.03 sq mi (33.7 km2)Uniform manager-commission1849
Parker's CrossroadsHenderson County33070003730000000000003.73 sq mi (9.7 km2)Uniform manager-commission1981
ParrottsvilleCocke County26369997400000000000000.74 sq mi (1.9 km2)Private act1923
ParsonsDecatur County2,37370004139999999999994.14 sq mi (10.7 km2)Private act1913
PegramCheatham County2,09370007720000000000007.72 sq mi (20.0 km2)Mayor-alderman1972
PetersburgLincoln County
Marshall County
54469999400000000000000.94 sq mi (2.4 km2)Private act1837
PhiladelphiaLoudon County65670001600000000000001.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)Mayor-alderman1968
Pigeon ForgeSevier County5,875700113210000000000013.21 sq mi (34.2 km2)Uniform manager-commission1961
PikevilleBledsoe County1,60870002440000000000002.44 sq mi (6.3 km2)Private act1911
PipertonFayette County1,445700127300000000000027.3 sq mi (71 km2)Uniform manager-commission1974
Pittman CenterSevier County50270006070000000000006.07 sq mi (15.7 km2)Mayor-alderman1974
PlainviewUnion County2,12570006500000000000006.5 sq mi (17 km2)Mayor-alderman1992
Pleasant HillCumberland County56370001560000000000001.56 sq mi (4.0 km2)Private act1903
Pleasant ViewCheatham County4,149700112520000000000012.52 sq mi (32.4 km2)Mayor-alderman1921
PortlandSumner County11,480700114280000000000014.28 sq mi (37.0 km2)Private act1905
Powell's CrossroadsMarion County1,32270005040000000000005.04 sq mi (13.1 km2)Mayor-alderman1976
PulaskiGiles County7,87070007220000000000007.22 sq mi (18.7 km2)Private act1809
PuryearHenry County67169999200000000000000.92 sq mi (2.4 km2)Private act1909
RamerMcNairy County31970001710000000000001.71 sq mi (4.4 km2)Uniform manager-commission1958
Red BankHamilton County11,65170006520000000000006.52 sq mi (16.9 km2)Home rule1945
Red Boiling SpringsMacon County1,11270001750000000000001.75 sq mi (4.5 km2)Private act1953
RidgelyLake County1,79570001710000000000001.71 sq mi (4.4 km2)Private act1909
RidgesideHamilton County39069991700000000000000.17 sq mi (0.44 km2)Private act1925
RidgetopRobertson County
Davidson County
1,87470002910000000000002.91 sq mi (7.5 km2)Private act1935
RipleyLauderdale County8,445700112850000000000012.85 sq mi (33.3 km2)Private act1838
RivesObion County32669993500000000000000.35 sq mi (0.91 km2)Private act1905
RockfordBlount County85670003210000000000003.21 sq mi (8.3 km2)Uniform manager-commission1970
RockwoodRoane County5,56270008070000000000008.07 sq mi (20.9 km2)Private act1903
Rocky Top[9]Anderson County
Campbell County
1,78170001590000000000001.59 sq mi (4.1 km2)Private act1939
RogersvilleHawkins County4,42070003400000000000003.4 sq mi (8.8 km2)Private act1903
RossvilleFayette County66470005059999999999995.06 sq mi (13.1 km2)Private act1903
RutherfordGibson County1,15170002299999999999992.3 sq mi (6.0 km2)Private act1799
RutledgeGrainger County1,12270004690000000000004.69 sq mi (12.1 km2)Mayor-alderman1797
St. JosephLawrence County78270003520000000000003.52 sq mi (9.1 km2)Uniform manager-commission1870
SaltilloHardin County30369999200000000000000.92 sq mi (2.4 km2)Private act1951
SamburgObion County21769998200000000000000.82 sq mi (2.1 km2)Private act1909
SardisHenderson County38170002400000000000002.4 sq mi (6.2 km2)Private act1859
SaulsburyHardeman County8169993600000000000000.36 sq mi (0.93 km2)Private act1849
SavannahHardin County6,98270006520000000000006.52 sq mi (16.9 km2)Private act1833
Scotts HillHenderson County
Decatur County
98470003770000000000003.77 sq mi (9.8 km2)Private act1917
SelmerMcNairy County4,39670009789999999999999.79 sq mi (25.4 km2)Private act1901
SeviervilleSevier County14,807700124239999999999924.24 sq mi (62.8 km2)Home rule1795
SharonWeakley County94470001129999999999991.13 sq mi (2.9 km2)Private act1901
ShelbyvilleBedford County20,335700118610000000000018.61 sq mi (48.2 km2)Private act1819
Signal MountainHamilton County7,55470007660000000000007.66 sq mi (19.8 km2)Private act1919
SilertonHardeman County
Chester County
11169996600000000000000.66 sq mi (1.7 km2)Private act1923
SlaydenDickson County17870001340000000000001.34 sq mi (3.5 km2)Private act1913
SmithvilleDeKalb County4,53070005910000000000005.91 sq mi (15.3 km2)Private act1843
SmyrnaRutherford County39,974700129710000000000029.71 sq mi (76.9 km2)Private act1869
SneedvilleHancock County1,38770002299999999999992.3 sq mi (6.0 km2)Mayor-alderman1850
Soddy-DaisyHamilton County12,714700123440000000000023.44 sq mi (60.7 km2)Uniform manager-commission1969
SomervilleFayette County3,094700112530000000000012.53 sq mi (32.5 km2)Private act1854
South CarthageSmith County1,32270002710000000000002.71 sq mi (7.0 km2)Mayor-alderman1963
South FultonObion County2,35470003300000000000003.3 sq mi (8.5 km2)Uniform manager-commission1903
South PittsburgMarion County2,99270006000000000000006 sq mi (16 km2)Private act1901
SpartaWhite County4,92570006740000000000006.74 sq mi (17.5 km2)Private act1841
SpencerVan Buren County1,60170006870000000000006.87 sq mi (17.8 km2)Private act1846
Spring CityRhea County1,98170002640000000000002.64 sq mi (6.8 km2)Uniform manager-commission1953
Spring HillWilliamson County
Maury County
29,036700127110000000000027.11 sq mi (70.2 km2)Mayor-alderman1837
SpringfieldRobertson County16,440700113340000000000013.34 sq mi (34.6 km2)Private act1796
StantonHaywood County45269995100000000000000.51 sq mi (1.3 km2)Private act1927
StantonvilleMcNairy County28370001110000000000001.11 sq mi (2.9 km2)Mayor-alderman1966
SunbrightMorgan County55270003780000000000003.78 sq mi (9.8 km2)Mayor-alderman1990
SurgoinsvilleHawkins County1,80170005610000000000005.61 sq mi (14.5 km2)Mayor-alderman1815
SweetwaterMonroe County
McMinn County
5,76470008520000000000008.52 sq mi (22.1 km2)Home rule1901
TazewellClaiborne County2,21870004430000000000004.43 sq mi (11.5 km2)Mayor-alderman1801
Tellico PlainsMonroe County88070001940000000000001.94 sq mi (5.0 km2)Private act1911
Tennessee RidgeHouston County
Stewart County
1,36870003710000000000003.71 sq mi (9.6 km2)Uniform manager-commission1960
Thompson's StationWilliamson County2,194700118760000000000018.76 sq mi (48.6 km2)Mayor-alderman1990
Three WayMadison County1,70970004540000000000004.54 sq mi (11.8 km2)Mayor-alderman1998
TiptonvilleLake County4,46470002049999999999992.05 sq mi (5.3 km2)Private act1907
TooneHardeman County36470001050000000000001.05 sq mi (2.7 km2)Private act1903
TownsendBlount County44870002170000000000002.17 sq mi (5.6 km2)Private act1921
Tracy CityGrundy County1,48170004910000000000004.91 sq mi (12.7 km2)Private act1915
TrentonGibson County4,26470008199999999999998.2 sq mi (21 km2)Private act1846
TrezevantCarroll County85970001389999999999991.39 sq mi (3.6 km2)Private act1911
TrimbleDyer County
Obion County
63769996500000000000000.65 sq mi (1.7 km2)Private act1905
TroyObion County1,37170001490000000000001.49 sq mi (3.9 km2)Private act1901
TullahomaCoffee County
Franklin County
18,655700123560000000000023.56 sq mi (61.0 km2)Private act1858
TusculumGreene County2,66370004809999999999994.81 sq mi (12.5 km2)Uniform manager-commission1959
UnicoiUnicoi County3,632700116410000000000016.41 sq mi (42.5 km2)Mayor-alderman1994
Union CityObion County10,895700111940000000000011.94 sq mi (30.9 km2)Modified manager-council1867
VanleerDickson County39569996500000000000000.65 sq mi (1.7 km2)Private act1913
ViolaWarren County13169991700000000000000.17 sq mi (0.44 km2)Private act1901
VonoreMonroe County1,474700111930000000000011.93 sq mi (30.9 km2)Mayor-alderman1965
WaldenHamilton County1,89870003580000000000003.58 sq mi (9.3 km2)Mayor-alderman1975
WartburgMorgan County91869999600000000000000.96 sq mi (2.5 km2)Mayor-alderman1905
WartraceBedford County65169996900000000000000.69 sq mi (1.8 km2)Private act1858
WataugaCarter County45869998300000000000000.83 sq mi (2.1 km2)Uniform manager-commission1960
WatertownWilson County1,47770001310000000000001.31 sq mi (3.4 km2)Private act1905
WaverlyHumphreys County4,10570008770000000000008.77 sq mi (22.7 km2)Private act1838
WaynesboroWayne County2,44970003750000000000003.75 sq mi (9.7 km2)Uniform manager-commission1850
WestmorelandSumner County2,20670003940000000000003.94 sq mi (10.2 km2)Private act1901
White BluffDickson County3,20670005930000000000005.93 sq mi (15.4 km2)Private act1869
White HouseSumner County
Robertson County
10,255700110990000000000010.99 sq mi (28.5 km2)Mayor-alderman1921
White PineJefferson County2,19670002640000000000002.64 sq mi (6.8 km2)Private act1915
WhitevilleHardeman County4,63870002750000000000002.75 sq mi (7.1 km2)Private act1901
WhitwellMarion County1,69970003390000000000003.39 sq mi (8.8 km2)Home rule1956
WillistonFayette County39570001620000000000001.62 sq mi (4.2 km2)Uniform manager-commission1970
WinchesterFranklin County8,530700111710000000000011.71 sq mi (30.3 km2)Private act1821
WinfieldScott County96770006350000000000006.35 sq mi (16.4 km2)Mayor-alderman1983
WoodburyCannon County2,68070002009999999999992.01 sq mi (5.2 km2)Private act1838
Woodland MillsObion County37870001230000000000001.23 sq mi (3.2 km2)Mayor-alderman1968
YorkvilleGibson County28670001420000000000001.42 sq mi (3.7 km2)Uniform manager-commission1848

Population comparison[edit]

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