Introduction to Lenoir City, Tennessee
Lenoir City, Tennessee, in Loudon county, is 21 miles SW of Knoxville, Tennessee and 141 miles N of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is located in the Knoxville metropolitan area. Lenoir City has a population of 6,819.
Lenoir City History
Lenoir City was established in 1840. The official incorporation of the city took place in 1907. The area was named in honor of General William Lenoir, who, along with his son, was instrumental in building and operating one of the initial cotton mills in the South.
Lenoir City and nearby Attractions
- American Museum of Science and Energy
- East Tennessee Historical Society Museum
- Oak Ridge Art Center
- Frank H. McClung Museum
- Cove Lake State Park
- Hiwassee River State Park
Things To Do In Lenoir City
Popular shopping destinations in the area include Twin Lakes Plaza Shopping Center, Lenoir City Plaza Shopping Center and Lenoir City Shopping Center. The parks in the area offering facilities for recreation include Lenoir City Park, the Lenoir City Area Recreation Complex and Rock Springs Park. Local churches include the Silver Ridge Baptist Church, the Central United Methodist Church and the Lighthouse Baptist Church.
Lenoir City Transportation
Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport is nearby.
Lenoir City Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at Roane State Community College, Carson-Newman College and Walters State Community College.