Lake City is a town located in eastern Tennessee, northwest of Knoxville. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 1,888. Norris Dam is nearby. The town was originally known as Coal Creek. Coal Creek and the nearby town of Briceville were the site of a major lockout of coal miners in 1891, which resulted in the town of Coal Creek being occupied by the state militia for over a year after miners attempted to force an end to the use of unpaid convict labor in the mines. This labor struggle was eventually resolved in the coal miners' favor with the abolition of Tennessee's convict labor program. The town's current name was adopted in 1936 after the completion of Norris Dam.
Web Sites and Links
Clinch River HouseOffers guided fly fishing on the Clinch, Watauga and South Holston Rivers and other East Tennessee streams including Smoky Mountains. Also maintains a bed and breakfast and corporate meeting site.
Images of Lake CityPhotos of the downtown and local churches, parks, and signs, with notes on the community's history.
Lake City Chamber of CommerceBusiness information, tourism photos and lists of lodging, restaurants and marinas.
Mountain Lake Marina & CampgroundFull-service marina on Norris Lake, including motel, camping, and houseboat rentals.