WELCOME TO DANDRIDGE, TENNESSEE
“Tennessee’s Second Oldest Town”
There’s a special feeling that comes when someone saves a place for you. A spot at the table. A seat for the show. A place in their hearts. Imagine what it would be like if an entire town saved a place just for you. First, with their warmth, their hospitality and their absolute acceptance of you as part of the “family”. And second, by preserving a heritage . . . a breathtaking natural beauty . . . that is hard to find these days.
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DANDRIDGE PHONE NUMBERS
- (865) 397-9200 | ACTIVITY CENTER
- (865) 397-3192 | FIRE
- (865) 397-8862 | POLICE
- (865) 397-7420 | TOWN HALL
- (865) 397-2925 | WATER
- (865) 397-5101 | PUBLIC WORKS
- (865) 397-9758 | LIBRARY
To join the virtual meeting for the Town of Dandridge masterplan on May 6, 2021 @ 4:00pm by phone you may CLICK HERE and follow the prompts or you may join by using Microsoft Teams
Please click here to provide feedback on recreation in Jefferson County and where we head in the future.
Please click the link below to view the Dandridge Political Sign Requirements Dandridge Political Sign Requirements
For more information on the plans to promote new opportunity for Douglas Lake in Town, view the Dandridge Waterfront Master Plan. Highlights include: Phase 1: New Public Dock on TWRA Property (proposed years
Visitors to Dandridge are always impressed with the historic preservation and the quaintness of the town. Restaurants and shops line the downtown streets and the lake makes recreation a viable option for family vacations. Guided walking tours of the historic district can be arranged for groups by contacting the Visitor’s Center at (865) 397-7420 ext. 119 or 865-484-9500.
The annual Music on the Town concert series is held on Thursday nights beginning in September. Each year we strive to provide the best entertainment groups around to this concert series for Free, just bring your lawn chair! The concerts are held behind Town Hall at our Performance Pavilion or in at the Field of Dreams Activity Center in case of rain. Visit our website at www.musiconthetown.com or follow us on Facebook for all the latest information.
Dandridge was founded around 1783 when the settlers came across the Appalachian Mountains moving west. It remained a quaint agriculture setting due to the fertile lands along the French Broad River. When TVA began construction of Douglas Dam to generate electrical power, many of these farms are now covered by the waters of the Douglas Lake Reservoir. The Town of Dandridge would not be in existence today were it not for a group of citizens who went to Washington, DC and lobbied for a stone and earth dike to keep the waters of the reservoir from flooding the town.
Being a short drive from Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Knoxville and the University of Tennessee, Dandridge offers lodging, food and shopping to those who want to avoid the daily crowds. Situated only two miles from the intersection of I-40 and I-81, Dandridge is a prime destination for anyone visiting the Smoky Mountains and who would want to see and tour Bush Brother’s, the largest producer of baked beans in the world, located approximately 10 miles south of the town.