For thousands of years, Native Americans hunted and camped along the banks of the Little Tennessee River. The Icehouse Bottom site, located a few miles southwest of Greenback, is believed to have been inhabited as early as 9,000 years ago, making it one of the oldest known habitation sites in Tennessee.
Lenoir City is a full-service City on the outskirts of the greater metropolitan Knoxville area. Lenoir City has a strong commercial base on Highway 321, coupled with a very charming Historic Downtown Area. Lenoir City is nationally known as the "Lake Capital of the South" from the fact that Lenoir City is surrounded by 3 beautiful lakes which have many recreational outlets.
Loudon County was formed on May 27, 1870 from portions of Roane, Monroe and Blount counties. Originally, it was named Christiana County, but a few days later the name was changed to Loudon in honor of nearby colonial Fort Loudoun named for John Campbell.
Philadelphia is one of the oldest towns in the state of Tennessee. A fairly accurate estimate of the origin of the town can be arrived at by the use of a map of Philadelphia dated April, 1822. It is possible that the town was originally laid out in the Fall of 1821.