Tennessee has several large metropolitan areas, consisting of major cities and surrounding counties and towns. In this category, find websites about and for these metro areas. As of the 2000 Census, Tennessee's largest city is Nashville, which is the center of a growing metropolitan area in Middle Tennessee. Historically, Memphis, at the southwest corner of the state, was the state's largest city. It is the center of a three-state metropolitan area that is often referred to as the Mid-South." Knoxville is the largest city in East Tennessee and the center of a metropolitan area that extends into the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. Chattanooga is the center of a metropolitan area in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. The Tri-Cities Metro Area of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia is centered around the cities of Johnson City and Kingsport in Tennessee, and Bristol, which lies on both sides of the state boundary.
This category and its subcategories are for sites that are relevant to entire metropolitan areas, or large portions of the metropolitan area.

Sites relevant to a single city or county should be submitted to the locality or county category.

Chattanooga is the center city of a two-state metropolitan region in southeastern Tennessee and north Georgia, defined by the Census Bureau as including the City of Chattanooga, the rest of Hamilton County (Tennessee), plus Marion and Sequatchie Counties in Tennessee and Catoosa, Dade, and Walker Counties in Georgia. Also covered by this category is the smaller Cleveland, (Tennessee) metropolitan area, consisting of Bradley and Polk Counties and the Copper Basin communities of northern Georgia. This category lists websites that are relevant to the entire area, or to more than one of its component parts, together with links to the cities and counties that make up the area.
This category lists only websites that are relevant to the entire metro area, or to more than one of its component parts. For example, if your business has locations in Chattanooga, Hixson, and Lookout Mountain, Georgia, its website could be listed here.
If your business has only one location in the area, send it to the category for the locality where it is located. Businesses generally should be listed in the locality category where the business is located.
The Clarksville, TN-KY, metropolitan area is defined by the US Census Bureau as comprising Montgomery and Stewart Counties in Tennessee and Christian and Trigg Counties in Kentucky. In addition to Clarksville, important localities include Hopkinsville, KY, and the Fort Campbell Military Reservation, which spans the state line.
This category is only for sites relevant to all (or most) of the Clarksville metropolitan area.

Individual businesses generally are listed in the locality. Please submit to the locality, not to this category.

The Census Bureau has defined (2003) the Knoxville Metropolitan Statistical Area, with Knoxville and Oak Ridge as its "center cities", and comprising Knox, Anderson, Blount, Loudon, and Union counties. The Census Bureau also defines the Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette Combined Statistical Area, which also includes Sevier, Campbell, and Roane Counties. This category covers the entire Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette Combined Statistical Area. This category lists websites that are relevant to this entire metro area, or to more than one of its component parts, together with links to the cities and counties that make up the area.
This category lists only websites that are relevant to the entire Knoxville metropolitan area, or to more than one of its component parts.

If a site is specific to Knoxville or to one other county or locality in the area, send it to the category for that locality or county. Businesses generally should be listed in the locality category where the business is located.

The Memphis metropolitan area is defined by the Census Bureau as including Memphis, surrounding Shelby County (Tennessee), adjoining Tennessee counties of Tipton and Fayette, DeSoto County in Mississippi, and Crittenden County in Arkansas.
This category lists only websites that are relevant to the entire Memphis metropolitan area, or to more than one of its component parts.

If a site is specific to Memphis or to one other county or locality in the area, send it to the category for that locality or county. Businesses generally should be listed in the locality category where the business is located.

The Nashville metropolitan area is an 13-county region of Middle Tennessee, centered around Nashville.
This category lists only websites that are relevant to the entire Nashville metropolitan area, or to more than one of its component parts.

If a site is specific to Nashville or to one other county or locality in the area, send it to the category for that locality or county. Businesses generally should be listed in the locality category where the business is located.

The Tri-Cities Metro Area of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia is centered around the cities of Johnson City and Kingsport in Tennessee, and Bristol, which lies on both sides of the state boundary.
This category lists only websites that are relevant to the entire metro area, or to more than one of its component parts.

If a site is specific to one county or locality in the area, send it there. Businesses generally should be listed in the locality category where the business is located.

Sites relevant to more than county or locality on the Tennessee side of the line may be listed in the Northeast Tennessee category.