Norris, Tennessee

Hydraulics laboratory building in the 1930s

City in Anderson County, Tennessee, United States.

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Anderson County, Tennessee

County in the U.S. state of Tennessee.

County in the U.S. state of Tennessee.

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The town of Norris was initially built as a planned community to house the workers involved in the construction of this dam.

Ebenezer Howard's three magnets diagram which addressed the question 'Where will the people go?', with the choices 'Town', 'Country' or 'Town-Country'

Garden city movement

20th century urban planning movement promoting satellite communities surrounding the central city and separated with greenbelts.

20th century urban planning movement promoting satellite communities surrounding the central city and separated with greenbelts.

Ebenezer Howard's three magnets diagram which addressed the question 'Where will the people go?', with the choices 'Town', 'Country' or 'Town-Country'
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The Workers Academy in Kauniainen, the garden city of Finland
An attempt at a garden city: Zlín in Czech Republic (architect: František Lydie Gahura)
Svit in Slovakia – originally in 1934 planned as a combination of an industrial and garden city
Park median in Avenida Ámsterdam, the "grand avenue" of the Mexico City subdivision Colonia Hipódromo de la Condesa, designed in 1926 and inspired in part by Ebenezer Howard's Garden City
Ebenezer Howard, To-morrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform.
Diagram No.1: The Three Magnets (Ebenezer Howard, To-morrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform.)
Diagram No.2 (Ebenezer Howard, To-morrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform.)
Diagram No.3 (Ebenezer Howard, To-morrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform.)
Diagram No.4 (Ebenezer Howard, To-morrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform.)
Diagram No.5 (Ebenezer Howard, To-morrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform.)
Diagram No.6 (Ebenezer Howard, To-morrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform.)
Diagram No.7 (Ebenezer Howard, To-morrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform.)
Ebenezer Howard, Garden Cities of To-morrow.
Ebenezer Howard, Garden Cities of To-morrow.
Ebenezer Howard, Garden Cities of To-morrow.
Diagram No.1 (Ebenezer Howard, Garden Cities of To-morrow.)
Diagram No.2 (Ebenezer Howard, Garden Cities of To-morrow.)
Diagram No.3 (Ebenezer Howard, Garden Cities of To-morrow.)
Diagram No.4 (Ebenezer Howard, Garden Cities of To-morrow.)
"Den-en Toshi (Garden City)" Tokyo: Hakubunkan, 1907.
"Den-en Toshi (Garden City)" Tokyo: Hakubunkan, 1907.
Diagram No.1 ("Den-en Toshi (Garden City)" Tokyo: Hakubunkan, 1907.)
Diagram No.2 ("Den-en Toshi (Garden City)" Tokyo: Hakubunkan, 1907.)
"Den-en Toshi (Garden City)" Tokyo: Hakubunkan, 1907.

Examples include Residence Park in New Rochelle, New York; Woodbourne in Boston; Newport News, Virginia's Hilton Village; Pittsburgh's Chatham Village; Garden City, New York (parenthetically, the name "Garden City", as it applied to the Stewart-designed city on Long Island, incorporated in 1869, pre-dates that of the garden city movement, which was established some years later near the end of the nineteenth century); Sunnyside, Queens; Jackson Heights, Queens; Forest Hills Gardens, also in the borough of Queens, New York; Radburn, New Jersey; Greenbelt, Maryland; Buckingham in Arlington County, Virginia; the Lake Vista neighborhood in New Orleans; Norris, Tennessee; Baldwin Hills Village in Los Angeles; and the Cleveland suburbs of Parma and Shaker Heights.

Norris c. 1910

George W. Norris

American politician from the state of Nebraska in the Midwestern United States.

American politician from the state of Nebraska in the Midwestern United States.

Norris c. 1910
George W. Norris, US Representative from Nebraska.
FDR (center) signs the Rural Electrification Act with Congressman John E. Rankin (left) and Norris (right)

In appreciation, the Norris Dam and Norris, Tennessee, a new planned city, were named after him.

Norris Dam

Hydroelectric and flood control structure located on the Clinch River in Anderson County and Campbell County, Tennessee, United States.

Hydroelectric and flood control structure located on the Clinch River in Anderson County and Campbell County, Tennessee, United States.

Workers at Norris Dam, Tennessee Valley Authority, 3 November 1933
Design plan for Norris Dam, c. 1933
"Arthur Roberts and Sam Mynatt drilling in lateral test shaft for examination of substrata at base of Norris Dam." Photograph taken by Lewis Hine October 27, 1933
Curt Stiner, a farmer from the Sharps Chapel area of Union County, was among those displaced for Norris Dam. Stiner criticized the TVA's property acquisition methods, having to sell his farm to TVA for an amount less that he had paid to his father prior to constructing new farm buildings on it as well.

The town of Norris, Tennessee was initially built as a planned community to house the workers involved in the construction of this dam.

Museum of Appalachia

Entrance sign at the Museum of Appalachia
Cantilever Barn and Hacker Martin Grist Mill
The People's Building
An anvil is blown sky-high during an "anvil shoot" at the museum's July 4th celebration.

The Museum of Appalachia, located in Norris, Tennessee, 20 mi north of Knoxville, is a living history museum that interprets the pioneer and early 20th-century period of the Southern Appalachian region of the United States.

Sign on I-75 for SR 61

Tennessee State Route 61

West-to-east highway in the U.S. state of Tennessee that is 81.67 mi. State Route 61 begins in Roane County, and it ends in Grainger County.

West-to-east highway in the U.S. state of Tennessee that is 81.67 mi. State Route 61 begins in Roane County, and it ends in Grainger County.

Sign on I-75 for SR 61
State Route 61 in Andersonville, Tennessee.
The intersection of State Route 131 and State Route 61 in Luttrell.

It then passes through the community of Bethel, where it passes by the Museum of Appalachia, before entering Norris and having an intersection and short concurrency with US 441 / SR 71.

The General Bunch house, which was originally located in the New River area of Anderson County, was the first log cabin to be acquired by Irwin, reconstructed, and put on display at the site that was to become the Museum of Appalachia.

John Rice Irwin

The General Bunch house, which was originally located in the New River area of Anderson County, was the first log cabin to be acquired by Irwin, reconstructed, and put on display at the site that was to become the Museum of Appalachia.
Sign at entrance of Museum of Appalachia

John Rice Irwin (December 11, 1930 – January 16, 2022) was an American cultural historian, and founder of the Museum of Appalachia in Norris, Tennessee.

Norris Dam State Park

State park in Anderson County and Campbell County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States.

State park in Anderson County and Campbell County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States.

The Clinch River, downstream from Norris Dam
Oak forest on the slopes of High Point
Andrews Cemetery atop Andrews Ridge, in the west section of the park
Rice Gristmill
The Tall Timbers Trail in the park's east section
The Norris Marina
Caleb Crosby Threshing Barn at the Lenoir Complex
Norris Lake viewed from the dam
The Sinkhole Trail in the park's west section
The Tea Room

The city of Norris, which was developed along with the dam as part of the Norris Project in the 1930s, is located a few miles south of the dam.

Partizánske/Baťovany in Slovakia – an example of a typical planned industrial city founded in 1938 together with a shoemaking factory in which practically all adult inhabitants of the city were employed

Planned community

Any community that was carefully planned from its inception and is typically constructed on previously undeveloped land.

Any community that was carefully planned from its inception and is typically constructed on previously undeveloped land.

Partizánske/Baťovany in Slovakia – an example of a typical planned industrial city founded in 1938 together with a shoemaking factory in which practically all adult inhabitants of the city were employed
Abuja, in Nigeria, which was built mainly in the 1980s, was the fastest growing city in the world between 2000 and 2010, with an increase of 139.7%, and still expanding rapidly
Brasília, the capital of Brazil, was built in less than one thousand days in the 1960s
Plan of Fredericia (Denmark) in 1900 – the city was founded in 1650
Batavia, circa 1780.
Bandung laid as a well-planned city, set as the new capital of the Dutch East Indies back in the 1920s.
Sadra a planned city near Shiraz
A planned community in the Negev
Abu Dhabi
Kyoto was built on a grid system, starting in 794.
Southern Castle Peak, Part of Tuen Mun New Town, developed from the 1970s onward
Songdo in South Korea
New Town, Kolkata
Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
Islamabad, Pakistan
Palmanova, Italy, founded in the 16th century.
The graphical scheme of the Detailed Urbanist Plan for a settlement within the Municipality of Aerodrom within the City of Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia.
Zamość
Saint Petersburg in 1807
Panorama of Onești, 1965. Multiple new towns, such as this one, were mainly built near old small villages in Romania.
The village of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England gave its name to the new city that incorporates it, which grew rapidly from 1967 onwards
The original plan for Memphis, Tennessee, as surveyed in 1819
Aerial view of Levittown, Pennsylvania circa 1959
Reston, Virginia
La Plata from the air.
Brasília: Pilot Plan
Belo Horizonte in 1895.
Adelaide's planned town grids were surrounded by parkland and intersected by the River Torrens
A reconstruction of Robert Hoddle's original plans for Melbourne's central grid which defined the early township and today's city centre
Inner Canberra demonstrates some aspects of the Griffin plan, in particular the Parliamentary Triangle

The Tennessee Valley Authority created several towns of its own to accommodate workers constructing their new dams; the most prominent being Norris, Tennessee.

Area code 865

Area code 865 serves Knoxville, Tennessee, and the nine surrounding counties (Anderson, Blount, Grainger, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Roane, Sevier, and Union) in central East Tennessee.

Area code 865 serves Knoxville, Tennessee, and the nine surrounding counties (Anderson, Blount, Grainger, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Roane, Sevier, and Union) in central East Tennessee.

Cities in the 865 area include Knoxville, Alcoa, Bean Station, Clinton, Gatlinburg, Harriman, Jefferson City, Kingston, Lenoir City, Maryville, Maynardville, Norris, Oak Ridge, Pigeon Forge, Plainview, Rockwood, Rutledge, Sevierville and Townsend.