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As an unincorporated community in the Knoxville metropolitan area, Powell, TN has experienced substantial growth over the past decade. Powell is part of Knox County and is classified as a “populated place”, which is a designation used to describe towns without distinct borders or a verified population.

While Powell has a number of planned developments, it still maintains a distinct southern country identity. The easy 10 mile commute into Knoxville makes Powell an attractive location for active adults and growing families.


Powell was founded in 1789, two years before Knoxville, by pioneers traveling west to the new frontier. Some of the early travelers decided to stay behind to take advantage of the fertile ground and ample water supplied by the Beaver Creek.

Perhaps the most important settler in Powell was Stockley Donelson, who was the brother-in-law of President Andrew Jackson. Known today as the Alexander Bishop House, the original Donelson home is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The influence of the early southern culture can be seen in the architecture of homes and buildings along Emory Road and in other older neighborhoods. Primarily because of its rich history, local residents generally classify Powell as an autonomous town rather than a suburb of Knoxville.


Since Powell is so close to Knoxville, visitors and local residents have a multitude of recreational, cultural and sporting activities to choose from.

  • NavCal River Rides: Enjoy sightseeing cruises along the Tennessee River. During lunch or dinner excursions, passengers learn about important historical landmarks including the Armstrong Locket plantation home, Longstreet's Heights, Bleak House and Armstrong Hill and Fort Dickers.
  • Market Square District: The Market Square District in Knoxville provides an eclectic mix of cafes, restaurants, shops and pubs. Children can play in the dancing fountains, and adults can enjoy an evening at the theatre. On the first Friday of every month, the renovated District neighborhood is teeming with musicians, gallery walks and street performers.
  • Powell's demographics provide a snapshot of a community in the midst of rapid growth. The unique combination of southern charm and modern convenience continues to attract new residents from all walks of life.
    • Population: 15,078 as of 2010
    • Estimated Household Income: $52,166 as of 2009
    • Median Home Value: $153,229 as of 2009
    • Cost of Living Index: 86.1 (U.S. average is 100)
    • High School Degree: 80.7 percent
    • Unemployment: 6.7 percent as of 2012
    • Industries: Construction, professional and food services
    • Crime: The Total Crime Index for Powell is 38, which is significantly below the national average of 100.


    Powell is part of the Knox County Schools district, which received "B" grades in math, reading, science and social studies, according to a 2010 Tennessee state report card. Powell is served by five local schools including:

    • Copper Ridge Elementary School: Grades K-5
    • Brickey-McCloud Elementary School: Grades K-5
    • Powell Elementary School: Grades K-5
    • Powell Middle School: Grades 6-8
    • Powell High School: Grades 9-12

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