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Welcome to Bluff City, Tennessee
People Working Together to Help Each Other"

The historic Town of Bluff City, on the banks of Boone Lake, was first known as Choate’s Ford and then as Middletown when the town was platted in 1858. Later known as Union, Zollicoffer and Union again, it became Bluff City on July 1, 1887. In 1870, the well-known brand of Saint Joseph drug products originated in Bluff City.

On September 24, 1780 four hundred Virginia militiamen crossed over the Holston River at Choate’s Ford on their way to muster at Sycamore Shoals on their march to King’s Mountain which was a turning point in the Revolutionary War. On September 24, 2007 the Over Mountain Victory Trail was certified by the National Park Service and Bluff City enjoys having Choate’s Ford as a recognized historic site.


Bluff City is served by the Bluff City Elementary School, Bluff City Middle School and the Sullivan East High School. Many higher education opportunities are available as well in neighboring communities.


Bluff City proudly boasts of it Pavilion/Boardwalk located on the banks of Boone Lake.


Come visit us and enjoy the small town experience.



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Stormwater Regulations
To report stormwater violations including erosion or sediment problems, illegal dumping, litter, illegal connections to storm drain system, pollutant runoff, spills, or any other water quality issue, please call (423) 538-7144.


4391 Bluff City Hwy P.O. Box 70 Bluff City, TN 37618(423) 538-7144
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