Protecting and Enhancing Our Scenic Views

I think that I shall never see
A billboard lovely as a tree.
Perhaps, unless the billboards fall,
I'll never see a tree at all.

- Ogden Nash

Welcome to Scenic Knoxville! We hope you will enjoy your visit and find something beautiful to see.

Scenic Knoxville is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing the bountiful scenic resources in the Knoxville, Tennessee area. The group is the first local chapter of the statewide organization Scenic Tennessee, and is also affiliated with Scenic America.

A group of diverse individuals from different parts of Knoxville, all possessing a real passion for the city, came together in early 2008 to form the Scenic Knoxville chapter.

The Board of Directors includes Gene Burr, Joyce Feld, David Goodson, Marsha Grieve, Margot Kline, Robert Marlino, Lisa Starbuck and Julie Webb.

Scenic Knoxville has a new Facebook page! Please visit our page and Like Us to show support for our initiatives.

New Billboard Fact Sheet Released by Scenic America

Wondering how to fight billboard blight in your community? Scenic America has created the Billboard Fact Sheet, a handy 4-page reference guide to basic facts and figures about billboards.

Download a free PDF here.

The Billboard Fact Sheet is not intended to be comprehensive, but rather to answer some of the more commonly asked questions about billboards, such as:

  • How many billboards are there?
  • Where are they prohibited, and can my town prohibit them?
  • What are some economic, aesthetic and safety facts we can use to protect our community's character and keep our roads scenic?
For more information, visit Scenic America's website.

Scenic Knoxville's mission is to advocate for the scenic integrity of Knoxville and the surrounding region. We support sustainable land use policies and environmentally sound land use practices, historic preservation of scenic landmarks, tree conservation, litter and signage control, and other issues that impact the visual character of East Tennessee.

Join us! Your membership to Scenic Knoxville also gives you membership in Scenic Tennessee. To support Scenic Knoxville and Scenic Tennessee and begin receiving the quarterly newsletter, you can join online by clicking here to download a membership form. Individuals from surrounding counties are welcome. For more information contact

After reviewing the membership levels, you can pay online using Paypal. Please be sure to put your name and phone number in the notes area of Paypal and either email or mail in your membership form. The Paypal membership payment will appear as a Donation and will show up on your credit card as &Donation to Scenic Knoxville.&

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Knoxville area photos courtesy Cathy McCaughan and Lisa Starbuck
Working Together to Keep Knoxville Scenic!

Scenic Knoxville
P.O. Box 50822
Knoxville, TN 37950