Welcome to the Town of Huntsville!
As the county seat of Scott County, Tennessee, we are centrally located atop the Cumberland Plateau, just 15 miles from Interstate 75 and 50 miles from Knoxville.
In addition to hosting the offices of Scott County Government, Huntsville has a strong industrial base, with companies like Great Dane Trailers, Tennier Industries and Scott Appalachian Industries conducting operations here.
Our residents enjoy a plan of services that includes free garbage and debris pickup, reduced sewer rates and an excellent fire department. Our fire department has an ISO rating of six within the town’s corporate limits, an outstanding rating for a small town and mostly volunteer department. We also have a community pool that is open seasonally and a growing network of parks and greenways.
We’re proud of our educational opportunities in Huntsville. Our public schools are award-winning and our residents can obtain two-year and four-year degrees from Roane State Community College and Tennessee Technological University without ever leaving Huntsville.
Huntsville is also quickly becoming known as one of the Southeast’s premier destinations for off-highway recreation. Brimstone Recreation LLC is headquartered just off the beautiful Huntsville Mall in the downtown area and provides ATV riding and other forms of recreation on several thousand acres of the Cumberland Mountains just outside of town. Nearby, the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area offers another 140,000 acres that are popular among ATV enthusiasts, and Trails End Campground caters to that area.
Our strong sense of community and pride is on display at several festivals each year. Take a step back in time at the Heritage Festival each September, hosted by the Museum of Scott County, which is located on the campus of Scott High School and is the nation’s first museum to be designed, built and curated by students. Or you can enjoy concerts by some of the biggest stars in country music at the White Knuckle (May) and Paragon (September) events hosted by Brimstone. Each 4th of July, our firefighters put on one of the biggest Independence Day festivals in the region, attracting thousands of guests to the Huntsville Mall for local music and crafts, games and contests, a parade, an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast and an enormous fireworks display.
Our hope is that you will utilize our website to answer any questions you may have about our community, our city government and the services we provide. Please take a few minutes to browse through our site. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the mayor’s office.
We’re proud of our town. We hope you will be, too.