Local Government

Within Smith County there are three incorporated communities. As the county seat, Carthage is the center of local government and business activities and is the largest of the incorporated communities. South Carthage, which is located just across the Cumberland River from Carthage, developed primarily because of the railroad. Gordonsville, which encompasses the largest land area of the incorporated communities, is bisected by Interstate 40.

The incorporated communities of Carthage, South Carthage, and Gordonsville are governed by mayors and town councils. Smith County is governed by a county executive and a board of county commissioners. Each of the incorporated communities and Smith County have active planning commissions.

County OfficesLocal Government OfficersCounty Commissioners
Circuit Court Clerk
322 Justice Lane
Carthage, TN 37030
(615) 735-0500
Smith County Ambulance
303 High Street North
Carthage, TN 37030
(615) 735-0800
Clerk & Master
322 Justice Lane
Carthage, TN 37030
(615) 735-2092
Smith County Highway Department
200 J.M.Z. Drive
Gordonsville, TN 38563
(615) 683-3326
County Court Clerk
Turner Building, 122 Turner High Circle
Carthage, TN 37030
(615) 735-9833
Smith County Landfill
370 Kennedy Road
Carthage, TN 37030
(615) 735-1941
County Mayor
Turner Building, 122 Turner High Circle
Carthage, TN 37030
(615) 735-2294
Smith County Senior Citizens Center
Pauline Gore Way
Carthage, TN 37030
(615) 735-0560
Election Commission
Turner Building, 122 Turner High Circle
Carthage, TN 37030
(615) 735-8241
Smith County Sheriff’s Department
322 Justice Lane
Carthage, TN 37030
(615) 735-2626
Environmental Office
303 High Street N.
Carthage, TN 37030
(615) 735-8247
Tax Assessor
Turner Building, 122 Turner High Circle
Carthage, TN 37030
(615) 735-1750
General Sessions Judge
322 Justice Lane
Carthage, TN 37030
(615) 735-2286
Trustee
Turner Building, 122 Turner High Circle
Carthage, TN 37030
(615) 735-8242
Health Department
251 Joy Alford Way
Carthage, TN 37030
(615) 735-0242
Veteran’s Service
Turner Building, 122 Turner High Circle
Carthage, TN 37030
(615) 735-1148
Register of Deeds
Turner Building, 122 Turner High Circle
Carthage, TN 37030
(615) 735-1760
Youth Services
322 Justice Lane
Carthage, TN 37030
(615) 735-2842
Offices denoted with a * represent elected offices.

Circuit Court Clerk*
Tommy Turner
322 Justice Lane
Carthage, TN 37030
615-735-0500
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Smith Co. EMS
Ricky Slack
303 High Street
Carthage, TN 37030
615-735-6232 / 0800
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Clerk and Master
Tommy Dillehay
322 Justice Lane
Carthage, TN 37030
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Smith County Highway Department*
Steve Coble
200 JMZ Drive
Gordonsville, TN 38563
615-683-3326
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County Clerk*
Cliffa Norris
Turner Building
122 Turner High Circle
Carthage, TN 37030
615-735-9833
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Smith County Industrial Board
Paul Hackett – Chairman
P.O. Box 70
Carthage, TN 37030
615-735-2093
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County Mayor*
Michael Nesbitt
Turner Building
122 Turner High Circle
Carthage, TN 37030
615-735-2294
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Smith County Landfill
Roger Bradley
370 Kennedy Road
Carthage, TN 37030
615-735-1941
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Election Commission
Yvonne Gibbs
Turner Building
122 Turner High Circle
Carthage, TN 37030
615-735-8241
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Smith County Senior Citizens Center
Jan Johnson
Pauline Gore Way
Carthage, TN 37030
615-735-0560
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Environmental Office
Mark Webster
303 High Street
Carthage, TN 37030
615-735-8247
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Smith Co. Sheriff’s Dept.*
Steve Hopper
322 Justice Lane
Carthage, TN 37030
615-735-2626
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General Sessions Judge*
Michael Collins
220 Main Street N.
Carthage, TN 37030
615-735-1101
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Tax Assessor*
Terry Collins
Turner Building
122 Turner High Circle
Carthage, TN 37030
615-735-1750
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Health Department
Michael Railling
251 Joy Alfred Way
Carthage, TN 37030
615-735-0242
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Trustee*
Lee Ann Williams
Turner Building
122 Turner High Circle
Carthage, TN 37030
615-735-8242
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Joint Economic and Community Development Board
Sonya King
303 High Street N.
Carthage, TN 37030
(615) 735-3418
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Veteran’s Service
Bob Baker
Turner Building
122 Turner High Circle
Carthage, TN 37030
615-735-1148
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Land Use Administrator
Sonya King
303 High Street N.
Carthage, TN 37030
615-735-3418
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Youth Services
Shannon Wilson
322 Justice Lane
Carthage, TN 37030
615-735-2842
Register of Deeds*
Jerri Lin Vaden
Turner Building
122 Turner High Circle
Carthage, TN 37030
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District 1 – Pleasant Shade – Defeated – Difficult

  • Billy D. Halliburton
    281 Lakeside Dr.
    Carthage, TN 37030
    615-774-3237
  • Mark Jones
    298 Buffalo Road
    Carthage, TN 37030
    615-388-3371
  • Glenn Reece
    4 Kirk Lane
    Carthage, TN 37030
    615-774-3646

District 2 – Dixon Springs – Monoville – Tanglewood – Turkey Creek

  • Randy Glover
    178 Turkey Creek Hwy.
    Carthage, TN 37030
    615-281-7557
  • Phillip Enoch
    P.O. Box 22
    Riddleton, TN 37151
    615-735-3032
  • Billy Bass
    17 Sunny View Lane
    Carthage, TN 37030
    615-735-9359

District 3 – New Middleton – Brush Creek – Hickman

    • James K. Winfree
      137 Dyers Branch Road
      Gordonsville, TN 38563
      615-683-6169
    • Carolyn Boles
      614 Alexandria Hwy.
      Alexandria, TN 37012
      615-529-4334
    • Daniel D. Cripps
      58 Holmes Gap Road
      Brush Creek, TN 38547
      615-683-6830

District 4 – Rock City – Rome

      • Josh Kirby
        265 Hiwassee Road
        Lebanon, TN 37087
        615-489-3266
      • Frank H. Gibbs
        183 Kenny’s Bend Lane
        Carthage, TN 37030
        615-735-0948
      • Pamela Billington
        51 Hiwassee Road
        Lebanon, TN 37087
        615-449-0557

 

District 5 – Gordonsville – Lancaster – Hickman

      • Ron Cowan
        44 Sykes Road
        Hickman, TN 38567
        615-683-6609
      • Linda Nixon
        215 Hillcrest Circle
        Gordonsville, TN 38563
        615-683-6562
      • Billy M. Woodard
        604 Lancaster Road
        Hickman, TN 38567
        615-683-8027

District 6 – Carthage

      • Barbara Kannapel
        221 Fite Ave E.
        Carthage, TN 37030
        615-735-0694
      • Michael Woodard
        746 Jackson Ave.
        Carthage, TN 37030
        615-489-2134
      • Charles Kent
        214 Fisher Ave.
        Carthage, TN 37030

District 7 – South Carthage

      • Tommy Bane
        53 County House Circle
        Carthage, TN 37030
        615-735-2144
      • Joey Nixon
        138 Hillwood Dr.
        Carthage,TN 37030
        615-735-2585
      • Dennis Hackett
        2 Hilltop Lane
        Carthage,TN 37030
        615-735-0168

District 8 – Chestnut Mound – Elmwood

      • Thomas Gibbs
        18 Leanne Lane
        Carthage, TN 37030
        615-735-0492
      • Frank Woodard
        187 Conditt Hollow Road
        Elmwood, TN 38560
        615-897-2930
      • David Gross
        33 Jonesboro Lane P.O. Box 4
        Chestnut Mound, TN 38552
        615-735-1000
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