“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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Stop Leads to Drug Arrest and Seizure August 21, 2016 On Sunday, August 21, 2016 at approximately 11:47 pm, while on routine patrol, Corporal Shane Hanshew observed a male subject at the Pilot Travel Center who appeared to be heavily intoxicated on narcotics and was "tweaking". Corporal Hanshew and Officer Ethan Shults made contact with the male who was identified as Vincent Dottavio of Ludlow, Vermont. After speaking with Dottavio , officers contacted Sevier County Sheriff's Department for a K-9. A short time later Deputy Tim Herzog arrived on scene with K-9 Hekko and performed an exterior sweep of Dottavio's vehicle at which time K-9 Hekko alerted to the scent of narcotics in the vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed approximately 25 grams of Heroin divided in 126 individual packages , .5 grams of Cocaine, over a half ounce of Marijuana, and 73 Methadone pills. Additionally multiple items of drug paraphernalia were also recovered. Dottavio was arrested and charged with 2 counts of Possession of Scheduled II Narcotics with Intent to Sell, Possession of Schedule 1 Narcotics with Intent to Sell, Possession of Schedule VI Narcotic with Intent to Sell, as well as Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Public Intoxication and his vehicle was seized. Detective Lieutenant Kenny Lodwick was also called to the scene and assisted with the investigation.

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Waterfront Plan

July 28th, 2016|0 Comments

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 2016-2019)
Phase 2: Swimming Area […]

Broadband Feasibility Study

November 30th, 2015|0 Comments

Dandridge is partnering with Appalachian Electric Cooperative (AEC), Town of White Pine, and Jefferson City to conduct a Broadband Feasibility Study. Dandridge is making an effort to determine the need for improved broadband services. Your […]

HOME Grant Public Meeting

October 26th, 2015|0 Comments

The Town of Dandridge has received a grant from the Tennessee Housing and Development Authority to renovate homes for low income home owners.  The Town would encourage anyone that owns their own home that is […]


Dandridge Tennessee Visitors


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. 16.


Dandridge Tennessee Events


The 11th annual Music on the Town concert series is returning to Thursday nights in September and October.  This year we have 7 nights of great entertainment scheduled, the September events will be outdoors behind Town Hall in the downtown district, the October events will be held at the Field of Dreams Activity Center. Food Service begins at 6:30pm with the Music beginning at 7:00pm.  The schedule can be found under the Events Calendar.


Dandridge Tennessee History


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.


Dandridge Tennessee Commerce


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.