Monteagle | City Charter


Since the late 1700’s, Monteagle Mountain has been a gateway to the communities of the Southern Cumberland Plateau because it is the narrowest place on the plateau between Chattanooga and Nashville.  Centrally located between Nashville and Chattanooga, it has always been the perfect stopping point for many visitors traveling through Tennessee.  Monteagle sits on top of a two-mile-wide area of the Cumberland Mountains.  Its history begins with a 5,000 acre grant to John Bostick in 1892 and a 2,000 acre grant to Basil Summers.  Around 1825, the railroad was built extending first from Cowan to Sewanee, and then on to Palmer.  It was on this railroad in May, 1870 that John Moffat, a native of Scotland, came to the mountain.  He was a commissioner of the Immigration Office and was on his way to the Swiss Colony.  When his train stopped near the present site of Monteagle, he walked on the Stagecoach Road to the north side of the mountain.  He saw such beauty that he later settled in present Monteagle with his wife and children.  The settlement where Moffat’s house was located became known as Moffat Station.  It later became Moffat, then Mount Eagle, Mounteagle, and finally present-day Monteagle.  In 1962, the citizens of Monteagle voted to be incorporated.

Town Hall

Fire and Rescue

Grundy County Convenience Center
Household trash is accepted
17943 SR 56
(931) 692-4272

May Justus Memorial Library
24 Dixie Lee Avenue
(931) 924-2638

Monteagle City Hall
16 Dixie Lee Avenue
P.O. Box 127
(931) 924-2265

Monteagle Mountain Chamber of Commerce
16 Dixie Lee Avenue
P.O. Box 353
(931) 924-5353

Monteagle Police Department
173 College Street
(931) 924-2077
All emergencies, dial 911

Monteagle Water Treatment Plant
(931) 924-2708

Monteagle Wastewater Disposal Plant
(931) 924-3146

Monteagle Convenience Center
800 Trussell Road
(931) 924-3066

Emerald-Hodgson Hospital
1260 University Avenue, Sewanee
(931) 924-2051

Central E-911
(931) 924-2077

Monteagle Elementary School
120 E. Main Street
(931) 924-2136

Harton Park
College Street
Playground, picnic tables, restrooms

Hannah Pickett Memorial Park
16 Dixie Lee Avenue
Pavilion, gazebo, playground, walking trails and restrooms

Monteagle Ball Park
Dixie Lee Avenue

South Cumberland Recreation Area
11745 US 41
Walking trails, playground, tennis, volleyball, baseball, picnic area and restrooms

Senior Neighbors
24 Dixie Lee Avenue
(931) 924-3258

Monteagle Community Center
24 Dixie Lee Avenue
To rent call City Hall – (931) 924-2265

Utility Providers

Public Water

Big Creek Utility District
1606 Main St, Altamont
(931) 692-2505

Telephone and Cable

Ben Lomand Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
67 Main St
Tracy City
(931) 592-2121


Sequatchie Valley Electric Cooperative
14002 US 41, Tracy City
(931) 592-2511


Adams Edgeworth Inn
Monteagle, TN

American Eage Inn
(931) 924-8880
Monteagle, TN

Tennessee Getaways
(877) 333-3335
Monteagle, TN



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