Nestled at the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Townsend is the "Peaceful Side of the Smokies." Although tourism is the primary industry, the City of Townsend strives to maintain its unique serenity through careful planning and strong zoning ordinances.
Michael Talley, Mayor, 865-448-2465
Becky Headrick, Vice Mayor
Ron Palewski, Commissioner
Jackie Suttles, Commissioner
Kenny Myers, Commissioner
Ron Suttles, Police Chief 865-448-6875
Danny Williamson, City Recorder
|Insurance Rating||Class 9|
|Number of Stations||2|
|Commercial Airport||21 miles|
|Cable TV Service||Comcast|
|Telephone Service||Bell South|
|Electrical Service||Sevier Co. Electric & City of Alcoa Utilities|
|Water Service||Tuckaleechee Utility District|
With the exception of Townsend Elementary School (grades 1-5), Townsend children attend Blount County Schools.