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Pittman Center, Tennessee

A Community Dedicated To Preserving Our Mountain Heritage

Emert's Cove Covered Bridge in Pittman Center


Vision Statement

To create and perpetuate a quality living environment and to encourage quality development that supports that end. To encourage development that supports a tourist-oriented economic base that relates to and magnifies our unique relationship to and with the Great Smoky Mountains.

About Pittman Center, Tennessee

Just minutes away from downtown Gatlinburg nestled in the mountains of Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the quaint community of Pittman Center. Pittman Center provides a unique blend of history, culture and natural scenic beauty that captures the imagination. Proud of their mountain heritage, residents work hard to preserve the historic landscape and mountain culture that beckons visitors to come and stay awhile. Time seems to stand still as one ventures forth to rediscover the beauty of the natural surroundings and rich history that defines the Pittman Center experience.

While staying in Pittman Center there is much to do and see including fishing, hiking, swimming, golfing, bird watching, wildlife viewing, visiting the historic City Hall, and strolling across the covered bridge – a little something for everyone. The Greenbrier entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is within city limits and provides additional recreational opportunities for the entire family.


Public Notice

The Town of Pittman Center, Tennessee, hereby provides certain financial information for the proposed 2020-2021 fiscal year budget in accordance with the requirements of T.C.A. 6-56-206. There will be a public hearing concerning the budget at City Hall located at 2839 Webb Creek Road Sevierville, TN 37876 on June 18, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. All citizens are welcome to attend. The budget and all supporting data is available at City Hall for public inspection.

GENERAL FUND   Actual Estimated  Proposed 
    FY 2019 FY 2020  FY 2021 
Local Taxes  $         746,928  $     725,000  $    674,888
State  $         486,447  $       62,760  $      97,316
Other Sources  $         422,515  $     180,764  $    121,270
Total Revenues  $      1,655,890  $     968,524  $    893,474
Salaries  $         344,172  $     377,522  $    396,342
Other Costs  $      1,313,189  $     592,515  $    630,101
Total Expenditures  $      1,657,361  $     970,037  $ 1,026,443
Beginning Fund Balance  $         693,126  $     691,655  $    690,142
Ending Fund Balance  $         691,655  $     690,142  $    557,173
Employee Positions 9 9.5 9.5
STATE STREET AID FUND Actual Estimated Proposed
    FY 2019 FY 2020 FY 2021
State  $           17,661  $       18,500  $      16,566
Salaries  $                  –    $               –    $              –  
Other Costs    $       51,000  $      30,000
Beginning Fund Balance  $           46,499  $       64,160  $      31,660
Ending Fund Balance  $           64,160  $       31,660  $      18,226
Employee Positions 0 0 0



Do you have a question regarding the Grassy Branch Bridge project? 

The Town of Pittman Center is compiling a list of commonly asked questions regarding Grassy Branch Bridge to submit to TDOT. Please send questions to asutton@pittmancentertn.gov or give us a call at (865) 436 – 5499. The Town will submit these questions in two weeks so please have any questions turned into us by June 15th. We will then publish TDOT’s answer to these questions on  our website, Facebook, and the newsletter after the answers are received. We are unsure what TDOT’s turnaround time is, but we will post the answers as soon as possible. We also would like to reiterate this is a fluid project and we may not have all of the answers at this time. 

Some examples of commonly asked questions:

  1. Can the project use precast components to speed up the project?
  2. Can one lane of a bridge be built, opened up to traffic, the existing bridge removed, and then the second lane of the bridge be built?

The Town cares about transparency and communication with its citizens. We hope that the preceding information will help folks understand this project. If you have any questions please feel free to call City Hall at (865) 436-5499. 

The Town and TDOT reserve the right to not answer any non-related questions, personal attacks, etc. To not overwhelm TDOT or repeat information similar questions may be “lumped together” asked in a slightly different manner. Some questions may not be answerable at this time because we simply do not know the answer. 


To read all Executive Orders from Governor Bill Lee go to sos.tn.gov  and if you do not see after the page opens,  then type in your site search bar: Executive Orders Governor Bill Lee





As Sevier County and the cities of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Pittman Center begin the reopening process via Governor Lee’s Tennessee Pledge, there is some confusion on how that process will work and why there may be differences between some counties in Tennessee. 


In late March, the county and cities consulted with legal advisors and state associations on the authority of local governments to implement COVID-19 regulations.  It was the opinion of the county and cities that only the State of Tennessee had the power to close businesses and quarantine individuals during a pandemic.  On Monday, the state Attorney General released an opinion that confirmed our position.


The Tennessee Pledge dictates the reopening procedures for the State of Tennessee and its ninety-five (95) counties. Governor Lee signed Executive Order 30 on April 28, laying the framework for the state’s reopening strategy.  Within this order is the ability of the six counties that have their own locally run health departments and health officers to set directives separate from the Tennessee Pledge.  These six counties are Davidson, Hamilton, Knox, Madison, Shelby, and Sullivan Counties.  Sevier County does not manage the local health department; therefore, our reopening orders are set within the Tennessee Pledge and are consistent with eighty-nine (89) other counties across the state. Thus, Knox County may reopen types of businesses on a different schedule than Sevier County.


The governor’s most recent order, Executive Order 30, dictates many of the basic components of the Tennessee Pledge. It prohibits the opening of some businesses such as barbershops, hair salons, bars, live performance venues, bowling alleys, theatres, race tracks, amusement parks, senior centers, and others. Also, it provides further guidance on returning to work, social gatherings, places of worship, etc. Although this order, including closures, are currently slated to last until May 29, the Governor has stated future guidance may allow the opening of currently closed businesses prior to that date.  For example, the Governor is expected to announce in the coming days guidance allowing the reopening of barbershops and salons.  Currently, Executive Orders 29 and 30 allow the reopening of restaurants, retail establishments, and gyms with additional state health guidelines.   You can view all executive orders here: https://sos.tn.gov/products/division-publications/executive-orders-governor-bill-lee.  Also, you can find more information on the Tennessee Pledge by going to www.tn.gov/governor/covid-19/economic-recovery.   

Given our tourism-based economy, the county and the cities, along with our tourism and economic development departments, will be issuing further best practice guidance to our local businesses and organizations.  We ask all companies to follow this additional guidance to enhance the protection of our citizens and visitors.


Pittman Center Firewise now has a Facebook page:







Following Tennessee Governor Lee’s decision to not extend the stay at home executive order,  the Town of Pittman Center is opening and providing limited access to City Hall. Please note the playground will remain closed until further notice.


  1. We ask that if possible you conduct business with City Hall either over the phone (865) 436-5499, by email asutton@pittmancentertn.gov, or by mail: Town of Pittman Center, 2839 Webb Creek Rd., Sevierville, TN  37876.


  1. We ask that you please wear a mask when entering the building to help us keep our employees safe.


  1. Social distancing will be enforced.


  1. Only one individual from couple/group to enter building at one time in order to conduct business. Please await your turn outdoors if there is someone ahead of you being helped.


  1. There are no public restrooms at this time.


  1. If you are visibly sick you will be asked to leave.


As we work together to reduce the transmission of the COVID-19 virus and protect those we love, our local officials have reactivated the Mountain Tough website to share up-to-date information to assist Sevier County’s citizens, employees and businesses. Check out these resources at:  www.MountainTough.org .


Town of Pittman Center Citizens,

The Town of Pittman Center has partnered with Hills Creek Baptist Church, Burnett Memorial United Methodist Church, and the Church at Pittman Center to provide services for those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you know of another community organization that would like to partner with us please reach out to us!

Who is it for?

If you, a resident of the Town of Pittman Center, are in a higher risk population (as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) for the COVID-19 virus and have no one that can assist you in obtaining essential items such as food, hygiene products, or medicine (if it is a medicine that can be picked up by another individual) during this pandemic.

If you, a resident of the Town of Pittman Center, have become unemployed or suffered a loss of income due to the COVID-19 virus and need assistance to obtain food and hygiene products during this pandemic.

How does it work?

  1. Call Pittman Center City Hall at (865) 436-5499 8am-4pm Monday-Friday or email us at asutton@pittmancentertn.gov.
  2. You will give us your name, address, contact information, general needs, and give us permission to share this information with our partnered Community Organizations.
  3. Town of Pittman Center Staff will provide this information to Community Organizations.
  4. A member of these Community Organizations will contact you and discuss how they can assist you in obtaining these products.
  5. Community Organizations will drop the products off at your residence (on your porch or in another way to avoid contact) and disinfect the products.

It’s that simple!


Please remember this program is only for those who are in a higher risk population as defined by the CDC for the COVID-19 virus and have no other way (family, friends, etc.) to obtain essentials or for those, of any population, who have suffered unemployment and loss of income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and can no longer provide essential items for themselves or their family.


Thank you for being a part of the Pittman Center community and coming together during this pandemic!


-The Town of Pittman Center Board of Mayor and Aldermen and Town Staff



ATTENTION: Do not respond to emails that appear to be from Pittman Center City Hall, that do not end in .gov, all of our correspondence will come from a  .gov email address. If you are unsure about an email that has any form of Pittman Center City Hall’s name you may call us to confirm the email. 865-436-5499 


We are pleased to announce the long awaited book by Glenn Cardwell is here! The book will be a beautiful addition to anyone’s library! Books are available to purchase at the Pittman Center City Hall for $25.00.



To address the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, a request form must be filled out and submitted no later than the Tuesday prior to the Meeting. Forms can be found on this site under: 

Government/Printable Forms/ Citizen Comment Request

You may also call City Hall at 865-436-5499 to request a Citizen Comment Request Form. 


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