About This Place
Lenoir City is a city in Loudon County, Tennessee, United States. Its population was 8,642 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Knoxville Metropolitan Area. Lenoir City is located in eastern Tennessee, southwest of Knoxville, on the Tennessee River. Fort Loudoun Dam is nearby.
Lenoir City is located at 35°47′51″N 84°16′16″W / 35.7975°N 84.27111°W / 35.7975; -84.27111 (35.797618, -84.271103). The Tennessee River and TVA's Fort Loudoun and Watts Bar reservations provide the city's southern boundary. Four major federal highways pass through Lenoir City: U.S. Route 11, which runs roughly parallel to the river shore, traverses the city east-to-west; U.S. Route 321, which crosses Fort Loudon Dam south of the city, traverses the city north-to-south. Interstate 75 and U.S. Route 70 intersect US-321 in the northern part of the city. US-321 terminates at Interstate 40 just north of the city.
Lenoir City is traditionally spread out along US-11, west of the road's junction with US-321. This section of the city still roughly follows a grid plan laid out in the 1890s. In recent decades, Lenoir City has annexed a 5-mile (8.0 km) corridor of land along US-321 between its US-11 intersection and US-70 intersection. This corridor contains the city's newer, commecial area that caters to the high volume of traffic brought to the area by I-75 and I-40.