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You are invited to be a part of Dandridge's history through the "Buy a Brick Campaign".  Order an engraved brick paver to honor and memorialize the people, businesses, and organizations who care about Dandridge's heritage.


4" x 8" bricks may be purchased for $100 and placed in the Phase 1 of Streetscape located in front of the historic Jefferson County Courthouse on Main Street.


To learn more about or order your brick(s) download brochure, fill out and return to DCT office.  Payments may be made via check or Paypal online for your convenience.   For more information contact the DCT office at 865-397-7420 x17 or


DOWNLOAD "Buy a Brick Campaign" brochure.


To "Buy a Brick" click link below




Founded In July 2010, Dandridge Community Trust was approved for a Green Innovation Grant through the Tennessee ECD.  A portion of this grant designated for the purpose of creating a Streetscape for the Downtown District.  DCT partnered with the East Tennessee Community Design Center (ETCDC) to implement this project.


StreetscapeMeetingAn important part of this project was the inclusion of residents ideas and input to "the look" of Dandridge.  DCT organized and ETCDC hosted a Public Input Meeting on January 25, 2011.  This meeting residents were invited to attend and give input through open discussion and an onsite slide survey.  ETCDC took the Input Meeting results back and began work on an overall Streetscape for Meeting , Gay, and Main Streets. 



Streetscape Follow-Up Meeting:  Public Presentation of Input Results

Main Street hosted a follow-up meeting on Thursday, May 19th to present the Streetscape Design results based on the public input meeting hosted in January.  Members on the community came out to be the first to view the exciting new Streetscape, designed by East Tennessee Community Design Center (ETCDC), for the historic district of downtown Dandridge.


ETCDC will be providing planning Phase recommendations and cost estimates in the near future.  Main Street plans to work in cooperation with the Town of Dandridge and Jefferson County to pursue public funding to begin implementation of the Streetscape Project.


Please review the designs and images presented at the meeting below.  Click on the images for a larger, print ready view of the new Streetscape.


 Dandridge Streetscape Design


Dandridge Entrance Sign


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Since then, DCT was worked with the Town of Dandridge and Jefferson County to gather information on what portion of the project should be the starting point, available grants to obtain financial support, and approval of the design concept.


DCT has received approval of the concept and ETCDC presented the Streetscape design to the Dandridge BMA on their March 6, 2012 Work Session. 



DCT his working with ETCDC to formulate a Request for Proposal (RFP) to seek the appropriate architect, engineer, and landscape architect to hire for implementing the first phase of the Streetscape Project.  This will begin the long term process of taking concept to reality in downtown Dandridge. The architect team, along with matching grant dollars, now places DCT with the need to raise funds to take this concept to reality.



Thanks to all that came out to support the Dandridge Streetscape Project at our fundraising Supper in April.  Over 100 people came out to enjoy the food, entertainment, and learn more about the downtown Streetscape Project.

Thanks to your support, we exceeded our goal.  We are now working with East Tennessee Community Design Center to start the RFP process for interviewing and hiring an architect/engineer firm for this Project.





Couldn't attend but still want to support the Streetscape Design Project?  Designate a gift to this project as a "Friend of Dandridge Streetscape" by clicking HERE.


Streetscape Supper Flyer (.pdf)         Streetscape Supper Press Release  (.pdf) (.doc)







"Running Like a Fish Out of Water 5k & Fun Run"
Saturday, November 8 
The most fun you could have running with a fish hat, across a dike and over a historic bridge.  To learn more click below.  


Knoxville Symphony Orchestra
Christmas Concert 
Dandridge Community Trust proudly presents a Christmas Concert featuring the Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra.  For information or to purchase tickets, click below.


"Buy a Brick" Campaign 
Dandridge Community Trust has launched our "Buy A Brick" Campaign to raise funds for the Streetscape Project.   If you'd like to make your mark in Dandridge history, click below to learn how.  

Main Street Dandridge has launched our Membership Campaign for 2014.   If you'd like to become a member or learn more about membership benefits visit our Membership section for download Membership Form by clicking below.  Membership_Brochure_Front

Registration Open for
2015 Jefferson County Business Expo & Home Show
Early Bird Registration is  now open for vendors for the 2015 Expo.  Vendors spaces are filling up so reserve today. Click on image below to visit Expo Website and download application forms, policies, and floor layout.

Main Street Dandridge offers a self-guided Walking Tour brochure. Click below to download a printable version to learn more about our Historic Buildings and Landmarks. Historic_Gass_Building

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